[Creators Spotlight]:Original ideas are those where your and your audience's deepest truth, and what everyone is afraid to say intersect-Dima Syrotkin
In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us. Today we have with us Dima Syrotkin. Dima, CEO of Pandatron, talks about having a lovely family and shares an important piece of advice for the content creators!
Creators are the heart and soul of Tealfeed. As they continuously work towards feeding us more information every day, it's only fitting to bring out their journey for the world to know.
In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us.
Today we have with us Dima Syrotkin. Dima, CEO of Pandatron, talks about having a lovely family and shares an important piece of advice for the content creators!
Continue reading to find out more!
Who has been the biggest influence in your life? What lessons did that person or those people teach you?
My grandad. I think the biggest lesson has been dreaming big. He was a director of a huge power plant, and gave me an example of what is possible. More on what I learned from him here.
Tell us about your childhood, what was the best part? Is there any specific incident that has largely influenced the kind of person you are today?
The best part was having a loving family. We may not be the best at showing our affection, but I can wholeheartedly rely on them and that is something many people don’t have. The biggest incident has perhaps been on the negative side when I almost died due to health issues at the age of 1.
Where is your hometown, and what was it like when you were young?
I grew up in Enerhodar, in the eastern Ukraine. It was built around 2 power plants and thus people there were all predominantly middle-class engineers. It was a little peaceful town, and contributed to having a very happy childhood.
How important a role does content play in your life? Are you a full-time content creator? Why did you start creating content?
It is not too important but half a year ago I started writing some dozens of articles about entrepreneurship to help promote one startup. In terms of consuming content, I mostly do audiobooks and podcasts.
What’s that one aspect of being a content creator no one talks about?
In my experience in non-fiction, great content requires original ideas that are earned through experience. The unfortunate reality is, not everyone has done startups for years to get the same level of success with their content.
What’s the most satisfying part of being a content creator?
Your ideas are being shared and acclaimed, as well as earning money for that.
What are you up to currently and what are your long-term career goals?
I am the CEO of a startup that is using AI to automate coaching and sell it to corporates to make change management painless.
Besides that, I am doing a PhD on Self-managing organizations, I am an investor in the Longevity Hackathon that aims to contribute to solving aging, and I am advising one startup founder. Long-term, I am interested in drastically moving the needle in the areas of education, health, and politics.
What drives you to create content regularly?
Promotion of some startups and products, desire to share some ideas, and passive income I am getting from it.
What’s the most challenging part of being a content creator?
Making a living and finding original ideas to write about.
How do you make sure that you aren’t affected by nasty comments and negative things said about you?
Meditation and therapy.
Anything else you would like our audience to know about you!
Check me out on LinkedIn and feel free to approach if you want to: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dimasyrotkin/
Why did you start creating content on Tealfeed?
It was an easy way to amplify my reach.
How would you want people to remember you?
As someone who drastically moved the needle in the areas of education, health, and politics.
What's success for you and when you would consider yourself to be successful?
Two levels. One is being happy with being mediocre, and just enjoying being alive. The second layer is being successful with my goals.
Who’s your favorite creator? Why?
Lex Fridman. Unparalled depth and breadth of content.
To every individual who’s planning to start out as a content creator, what would you like to advise them?
Find original ideas and share them. Original ideas are those where your deepest truth, your audience’s deepest truth, and what everyone is afraid to say intersect.
Few maintain consistency, few remain unique, and fewer are the ones who do both of these right, and earn a spot in Tealfeed Spotlight.