We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Elizabeth Lambert. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Elizabeth below.
Elizabeth, appreciate you joining us today. What were some of the most unexpected problems you’ve faced in your career and how did you resolve those issues?
One of the most unexpected problems I’ve faced in my creative journey was mental and creative burnout. I became so wrapped up in posting content, forcing myself to make batches of content to split up, forcing ideas out of my head for the sake of having a post out on that day so I don’t lose followers, that I started losing my sanity.
I ended up falling into a pit of depression. I wasn’t happy with the content, auditions , or pieces I was creating.
Then it hit me.
As a creative, we are inspired by living. Our best concepts come from memories, people, and new information.
I wasn’t allowing myself to live outside of my content. When it actually should be my content coming from my life experiences.
So I started living life again. I went out, I hung out with friends and I allowed my mind, body and soul relax again.
And soon enough, my crafts were calling me back.
Awesome – so before we get into the rest of our questions, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers.
My acting, choreography, comic book and everything else in between comes from the same core memory that I always circle back to; my first play experience. I was in Kindergarten, and I remember this feeling, this whisper that I always hear/feel when I’m doing something that God intended me to do. I remember getting up on the stage and acting my little heart out to get the mama pig role. And the only thing that stopped me from actually getting the role was me getting sick. Even then, I got the second pig, and put on the best performance, nosebleed and all for a 6 year old. That first applause I got for acting, is the drive that I continue to strive for to this day.
I currently act, create concepts to photograph myself in, stream, choreograph and lead a team for an indie comic I created called UltraViolet, which is my absolute pride and joy.
Personally, I think everyone is set apart from each other. I am only in a league with my past, and my future.
And if you ever see me on the street, just know you’ve inspired my work in some way.
We’d love to hear the story of how you built up your social media audience?
Persistence is key!
People believe that following trends is too cliché and that posting your own content is the way to go.
Why not both?
Follow that trend, use that trending sound to get yourself in the favor of the algorithm, but let the new people your bringing get a taste of your personality to really spark that interest in your brand!
I would do trends, but put my own twist or advertise UltraViolet during it to draw people into my brand, just to show them a couple of videos later that I’m more than just a trend.
I did that with the “just like you” trend on TikTiok, where you show your idol and you working up to be just like them, put the physical copies of UltraViolet at the end, and ended of with 15 million views.
What do you find most rewarding about being a creative?
Pardon my French, but I love that ISH!!!
Knowing I gave someone that reassurance to open up a shop, pursue their dreams again or even put more confidence into their everyday life means the world to me.