There is time for building confidence with Jake Simons, Indianapolis

June 30, 2022

Failure is not only an option. It’s part of the process. Teaching Robotics helped Jake realize this and pass this along to his students.

Jake knows the importance of loving your work, and he finds this love through teaching the fifth grade at Woodview Elementary, coaching the Eaglebots, and being the director of Robotics for Wa-Nee Community Schools.

With so much to do, Jake knows that finding time for family and for himself are crucial for staying balanced. That means saying “no” to other projects.

How does Jake keep himself motivated to put in the work? By making Zero Excuses and saying no to the good things so he can say yes to the great things. 

Key Takeaways

– Confidence is key

– Saying no is crucial

– Loving your job is the most important thing 

Things to listen for: 

[01:02] What robotics teaches us

[03:42] The value of our teachers

[06:20] Rebuilding enthusiasm for teaching

[09:09] The need for new legislation

[11:05] Balancing your time

[13:49] The importance of saying “no” 

After You Listen: 

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Listen to more episodes:

Episode 001: There is time to travel

Episode 002: There is time to not work

Episode 003: There is time to improve yourself

Episode 004: There is time to build the life you want

Episode 005: There is time for laughter

Episode 006: There is time for relationships

Episode 007: There is time for community

Episode 008: There is time for renewal

Episode 009: There is time for loving others

Episode 010: There is time for giving

Episode 011: There is time for the three B’s

Episode 012: There is time for learning

Episode 013: There is time for others

Episode 014: There is time for listening

Episode 015: There is time for action

Episode 016: There is time for reflection

Episode 017: There is time for Zero Excuses

Episode 018: There is time for change

Episode 019: There is time to plan

Episode 020: There is time to start difficult things

Episode 021: There is time to unplug

Episode 022: There is time to choose your perspective

Episode 023: There is time to reinvent yourself

Episode 024: There is time for everything important

Episode 025: There is time to excel

Episode 026: There is time to do the work

Episode 027: There is time for self-reflection

Episode 028: There is time for healthy living

Episode 029: There is time for whatever you want to do with it

Episode 030: There is time to create a listening culture

Episode 031: There is time to say yes

Episode 032: There is time to confront uncertainty

Episode 033: There is time for empathy

Episode 034: There is time to be bold

Episode 035: There is time for improv comedy 

Episode 036: There is time for investing in others

Episode 037: There is time to fit the puzzle pieces together

Episode 038: There is time to impact your community

Episode 042: There is time to reflect

Episode 044: There is time for meaningful connection

Episode 045: There is time to be of service

Episode 046: There is time for being intentional

Episode 047: There is time to find the silver lining

Episode 048: There is time to write your personal playbook

Episode 049: There is time for crazy ideas