An interview with Lucie Fink about how her parents have influenced her creative process, how she’s turned her passion into her career, having the courage to put yourself out there, the secret to social media engagement and her best career advice.
Welcome to the 58th episode of 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel. As your host, my goal is to curate the best advice from the world’s smartest and most interesting people by asking them just 5 questions.
This episodes guest:
My guest today is video producer and lifestyle host for Refinery 29, Lucie Fink. Born in White Plains, New York to a radio DJ father and designer mother, Lucie has been a natural creative her entire life. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University, she worked as an Associate Producer at Ogilvy & Mather then became a producer and on-camera talent for Refinery29. At Refinery 29, Lucie created and hosts the award-winning YouTube series “Try Living with Lucie”, where she performs and documents her regular social experiments. She’s worked with brands such as Under Armour, M&M’s, Chase, Revlon, Reebok and many others. I’ve admired Lucie’s thoughtfulness and creativity when it comes to both content production and audience engagement for a while now so I was excited to speak to her for this podcast episode.
Video interview from New York City:
The 5 questions questions I ask in this episode:
- Your family is extremely creative. Your mom is a designer and your dad is a radio DJ. How have they influenced your career and made you more creative?
- You’ve been able to turn your passion into profit and into a full career. A lot of people fear putting themselves out there. How do you get past that fear?
- In your TEDx talk you spoke about the importance of trying. How do you have the courage to continue putting yourself out there even if you fail?
- You get so much engagement on your content compared to people who have many more followers. What leads to this level of engagement?
- What’s your best piece of career advice?
Follow Lucie’s journey: