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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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
Links and Resources
- Hannah’s TedX talk – Turning Fantasy Into Reality
Music Featured on the Podcast
“Dreaming of One Day” (c) 2011, written and performed by Leanne Regalla
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