Welcome to Episode 8 of the Your Brilliant Un-Career Podcast Show! Do you still have a sense of wonder about the work you do? In this episode I talk to Grace Conyers, an entrepreneurial scientist and teacher. Grace is a pioneer in her field because she has taken a very traditional industry and her aim is to turn it on it’s head and radically change the way scientists fund and grow their projects. Be inspired to follow your own path and regain that sense of wonder and boldness to ask the question: What if I…?
About the Podcast
Make the leap into entrepreneurship, get unstuck and grow! Through Your Brilliant Un-Career, the Podcast, Author and entrepreneur Cas McCullough shares tips and stories to help corporate escapees, wantrapreneurs and entrepreneurs shift from stuck to inspired, from dreamers to doers. Proudly brought to you by the book: Your Brilliant Un-Career: Women, Entrepreneurship, and Making the Leap and the 33 Free business building resources available on the Your Brilliant Un-Career website. Out now on Amazon. http://bit.ly/uncareerp (Paperback version) http://bit.ly/uncareer (Kindle version)
Grace is an independent researcher wishing to change the status quo of how science is done and researched. She’s a huge believer in open access, science literacy, citizen science, and getting the public more involved in the mysterious world of science. Her company Insanitek is built around the concept that anyone can and should be able to do science. It does this by supporting the independent researcher and inventors from training to equipment rental and publishing and outreach to financial support.
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Takeaways from Episode 8
- Here’s your chance. Let’s do this!
- Do you still have a sense of wonder about what you do?
- It’s interesting to ask the question: Let’s see what happens. Let’s play with it and see where it goes.
- If someone dissects your idea, they are interested in it. It’s not criticism.
- Meetups are a goldmine for finding people to work with.
- It really does work when you have a helping and connection mentality.
- We can’t break gravity but a kid’s gonna try…. more adults would benefit from being that way.
- ADHD rocks!
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