A big part of making decisions is determining what our actions and choices have been inspired by. So we asked decision makers from the community to tell us about what they are inspired by.

Jay Mason | Abstract Artist & Art Show Curator

My experiences and traveling, family friends, music. To be honest I take inspiration from pretty much any where. When. I feel called to create i do so. Read more>>

Mylira Green | Licensed Clinical Social Worker and CPR to People Life’s Purpose

I can say my pain is what served as my initial inspiration. In my core, I felt like I was not the only one who have felt the feelings of shame, being invisible, and simply misunderstood. I knew in my knowing that I was not the only person who had been victimized by others who were also in pain. My enlightening moment happened when I was 17 years old and I said enough is enough. Three seconds before I could put the poisonous concoction I had created from all of the liquid cleaning supplies under my bathroom sink, to my mouth, my dad broke in the door providing CPR to the purpose I was born with….to be the voice for the voiceless. Read more>>

Ashby Addiss | Creator & Marketer

I am truly inspired by lots of things! When it comes to my drive for owning my own business, my biggest inspiration is my dad. He was hands down one of the most hard-working, entrepreneurial spirited people I’d ever met. His work ethic and ability to make success out of any type of endeavor encouraged and inspired me to be my own boss. When it comes to my artwork, I think what inspires me most are the things around me – whether that be the colors in a pretty sunset, an aesthetically pleasing wall art gallery, a really creative color coordinated outfit, my dog Porter, or a favorite sports team – all of these things drive inspiration for the art I create. Read more>>

Antonio Delvanni | Singer/Rapper/Songwriter/Producer

I’m inspired by the experiences I have personally and the success of those around me. The more I experience the more I have to draw from for my music and the more success I see the closer mine feels. Read more>>

Victoria Chantel Adside | Plus size advocate & Digital creator

I personally am inspired by every single plus size advocate making a safe place for women of all sizes. As a plus size woman I use my public forum to talk about the importance of self love at any stage of your journey. I personally am advocating for a healthy lifestyle at every size. Society needs to allow women of all sizes to feel beautiful and able to be healthy, mentally and physically at every size. I have a son that just turned 13 and he is learning how to be a gentleman with his mentor and I started to think, how different my life would have been if I had a mentor at that age teaching me how to accept myself and love myself at every stage. I am inspired by every young woman and every woman of any size that may come across my journey and be able to take something I say or do and change their lives. Read more>>

Mike Green | Photographer

First off, Thank you for this opportunity. I know this may seem cliche but Life inspires me. The more you live, the more you’ll learn at that inspires me. As it pertains to my business, whether I’m taking photos at a wedding, birthday event or baby shower its inspired by someone’s life event. I love seeing the smiles while I’m photographing these different events. That alone inspires me in many ways. Read more>>