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Dec 1, 2021

Identity formation is a significant adolescent developmental process that involves transitioning from childhood dependency to adult responsibility for one's needs, interests, impulses, goals, and desires. Today, Steve & Henry Sims share the importance of peer groups and role model observations in helping children develop a greater sense of self-confidence, personality, connection to others, and making personal decisions.

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Intangible effects of a family retreat to your child
  • Best way to focus on your child’s goals and dreams
  • 2 critical skills that could help children make better decisions
  • Unique qualities of a good uncle and why they’re important
  • Developing a sense of independence and identity
  • Importance of parenting and a parent-child relationship

Resources mentioned in this episode

Bluefishing by Steve Sims


About Steve & Henry Sims

Steve Sims has been running his luxury travel and lifestyle concierge firm, Bluefish, for more than twenty years. With his unique talent for connecting with people’s passions, opening doors, and making things happen, Sims has developed an exclusive reputation and impressive client list of the world’s rich and famous. Bluefish has offices around the world and has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Variety, Worth, CNBC, and many other media outlets. Sims is also a keynote speaker at venues including Harvard and the Pentagon, and has spoken at many top entrepreneurial groups, including Mastermind Talks, Genius Networking Events, and Entrepreneur Society of SF. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, kids, dogs, and a lot of motorcycles.

Growing up, Henry saw firsthand the good, the bad, and the constant roller coaster that is the life of an entrepreneur. Frankly, opting-in to this lifestyle seemed bizarre. Instead, he let his analytical mind and passion for motorcycles direct him into Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University.

He enjoyed it and very quickly ranked at the top of many of his classes, but being an entrepreneur was in his blood and it didn’t take long before he realized that his skills, thought process, and goals best fit into the life of an entrepreneur. Where so many entrepreneurs suffer from shiny object syndrome and end up confusing themselves and sometimes harming their own business, Henry is able to build clarity, simplicity, and action into every element of a driven entrepreneur’s marketing and branding. 

He utilized all of his skills for analyzing data and systems to start a small digital marketing firm where he could analyze the marketing and branding efforts of his clients and optimize it for greater returns with less effort. It grew to a very healthy number of clients that relied on his ability and analytical mind to formulate the best way to expand their brand and message into the market they desired to be in.

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