Simone Giertz on Her Robots and Returning to Work After Brain Surgery
Simone Giertz describes herself as a maker/robotics enthusiast/non-engineer. She’s also known as the Queen of Shitty Robots. She runs a YouTube channel about those robots and is a cohost on Tested with Adam Savage from MythBusters.
She also has a Patreon.
00:00 – Intro
1:10 – “Whatever feeds the ego kills the soul.”
3:50 – Maintaining passion for your work
6:45 – Building a sustainable business as a creator
17:30 – Being scared to step away
19:00 – Generating ideas
20:15 – Finding out she had a brain tumor, having surgery, and sharing it
25:30 – Returning to work after brain surgery
27:30 – Learnings from taking time off
28:30 – Asking for help
30:00 – Evaluating how she’s spending her time
31:45 – Giving herself permission to try other things
33:50 – Challenges as a creator and entrepreneur
35:30 – Not feeling guilty about play and pursuing the things you enjoy
40:30 – Becoming less disciplined in certain areas over time
42:15 – Ali asks – How to get started when dealing with imposters syndrome?
42:35 – beep boop asks – What’s your favorite robot?
43:15 – Beste asks – Are there any moments where she is bored and feels like giving up on creating new things?
44:25 – Khawar Shehzad asks – What thing do you wish you knew when you started your career?
45:35 – Olaf Doschke asks – What would have happened if Simone’s toothbrush helmet wouldn’t have gone viral?
48:05 – Johnathan Nader asks – What is the best version of yourself?
A transcript is on the way.