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?