I started out my “real world” career as an Electrical/Robotics Engineer. I worked for a robot manufacturer Yushin in RI and then went on to join the team at Canon building manufacturing lines.
I quit my job and moved to Tampa to attend USF for Grad school. I started an equipment brokerage in July 2012 and have been running it ever since.
I was Troubled
All the adventure and accomplishments still couldn't bring me peace. I was still searching for my purpose.
Running on EGO
I spent much of my life chasing accolades trying to convince everyone that I wasn't a nobody, that I wasn't someone who had been diagnosed with a Mental Illness or worse; “CRAZY”.
(pictured, an award I self-nominated myself for..)
Until one day it stopped working
I had crashed and burned enough times to make me realize I could no longer run on EGO. I was tired of wearing the mask that showed the world that everything was ok…
My secret was out
So I got on stage and told the world “my deep dark secret”. I decided that no matter how people reacted, I could no longer live this lie, this diagnosis that had been running my life for 17years.
About Steven Fage
Founder, Engineer, & Podcast Host
A curious and outdoorsy boy, raised in New England and making his way down the East Coast, Steven is now based out of St Petersburg, FL. Starting his career as an EE/Robotics Engineer now an equipment brokerage owner for the last 9 years.
His ultimate journey has been one of curiosity. A mental illness diagnosis in 11th grade changed his life and gave him a mission to focus on as he journeyed through all the life-script-like accomplishments; how does curiosity cure? His podcast My Niche is Human is his first public project for tackling this question.
Steven is building out a coaching/media company focused on stoking content and connections around creating interest in thinking about thinking and the deeper meaning of our reality.