The SideHustle Lounge

A Lifetime of Side Hustles & Fear Busting

March 17, 2022 Bill Soroka Episode 58
The SideHustle Lounge
A Lifetime of Side Hustles & Fear Busting
Show Notes

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Episode 58: Conquer your fears!

“Fiddlin' Fred” Mayer, PhD is a string teacher, ensemble director, instrument designer and builder, and active musical performer. On 5-string viola, an instrument he designed and manufactured, Fred has played with too many bands to mention, none of which anyone has heard of, nor cares about. The only thing that matters is that his music lifts the spirits of those within earshot.
Fred is also an organic farmer, running his own farm operation from 2006-2017 and in addition to his musical activities, has worked at numerous food and medicine producing grows. Lately he has parlayed his organic farming skills to become a garden coach; helping new homesteaders establish their gardens, green-up their thumbs, and show home gardeners how to boost their backyard yields. He maintains his personal production and 'laboratory' gardens at his home in the Ozark Mountains of NW Arkansas.

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Episode Description:
Dr. Fred shares his journey through multiple side hustles, built mainly on passion projects. He shares that profit follows passion, and how to listen to the guiding voice within. Learn about his love of gardening, sustainability, homesteading, and music, in this episode of the SideHustle Lounge.

Episode Highlights:
15:28   It's just a continuous cross fertilization of picking up knowledge here and there and applying it to wherever you happen to be landing - wherever you are on the planet.

31:04   Most fear that I have discovered is one step away from freedom. And you just have to identify that step and move right into it.

33:10   Failure is definitely overrated if you can find success.

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