13 – Pursuing an Unlikely Dream with Hannah Fraser, Professional Mermaid [Podcast]

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Show Summary

In this episode of the Make Creativity Pay Podcast, I talk to Hannah Fraser – underwater mermaid, performance artist, ocean activist, and inspiration to creative types everywhere.

As a little girl, Hannah Fraser was desperate to meet a real, live mermaid. She found out that mermaids didn’t exist – but as fate would have it, she became one herself. In this episode, Hannah explains that living out your fantasy isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be – or is it?

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Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn

  • How Hannah’s passions led to a professional career
  • The challenges – and very real dangers – of being a work of art
  • Overcoming fears – both real and imagined
  • The secret to reaching your goals as a creative
  • Why having a mission matters
  • What to do when people belittle your ambitions

[1:03] How Hannah stumbled into her career

[3:59] What happens when you get tired of swimming?

[5:22] Facing her fear of sharks…

[10:38] Why there’s no perfect dream job

[13:55] Hannah’s advice to those who have unrealistic dreams

[16:17] Hannah’s true mission, and how having a mission helps you

[18:32] Mermaids, tiger sharks and mantas… oh, my!

[24:54] Taking a stand, even when it hurts

Transcript: MCP Podcast Episode 13 Hannah Fraser

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Music Featured on the Podcast

“Dreaming of One Day” (c) 2011, written and performed by Leanne Regalla

Podcast Episode Sponsor

Project AK-47

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About Leanne Regalla

Leanne is a writer and musician and the founder of Make Creativity Pay. She's on a mission to help creatives of all types to pursue their art without going broke, living in their cars, or starving to death.