The right attitude.
Recorded live in a Phoenix garage after the kid went to bed, this is The Gearhead Project, where gearheads like us talk about stuff like how to get the flexibility and freedom to live life on our own terms.
My guest tonight is someone I met through work. Which reminds me this is a perfect opportunity to mention this podcast is made possible by my employer, ClearVoice—and not just because having a good job that pays well allows me the freedom to pursue my ambitious off the clock, either. This conversation—most of them, in fact—have taken place on the Zoom account I use for work, recorded to and edited on my company-issued MacBook.
You might say The Gearhead Project is unofficially sponsored by ClearVoice. We talk a bit about what ClearVoice is and does in this episode, but I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to my work family—for everything these past couple years. It’s been great and I’m looking forward to the future. Couldn’t do it without you.
Okay! Back to introducing my guest! His name is Chase Maser, and his ClearVoice CV describes him as “a modern poet who brings vitality, expert-level knowledge, and conversions to your content strategy.” He’s one of the best freelance talents I’ve worked with, and one of the first people I call when some rookie has dropped the ball. He’s told me that freelancing through ClearVoice has allowed him the flexibility and freedom to live life on his own terms—and when I randomly asked him about cars a couple weeks ago on LinkedIn, it turned out he’s good at that too, telling me…
“[A]s for my car experiences, I’m actually somewhat of a used-car salesman in my spare time (my gf hates it). I’m always buying and flipping cars for fun and I have a decent background in basic repair and maintenance. After all, my grandfather owned a used-car lot and repair shop for a long time, so it’s in my blood to some degree. Why do you ask? I know you’re a car guru/gearhead at heart.“
I asked because I wanted to get him on the podcast! And so here we are.
Here’s what we talk about in this episode:
- how Chase has built a life that works for him
- working for yourself vs. working for others vs. a service mindset
- why & how he got into freelancing—and how he’s grown that business
- what he’s learned from flipping cars on the side along the way
- the attitude required to be successful at all of the above