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.

Nushin Roodgari | Director (Spike Sport Volleyball) & Digital Content Creator

I’m inspired everyday seeing single moms hold the fort down by working and raising their kids alone. Watching my mom be that woman inspired and helped me be the same. Women are so strong it’s pretty amazing. Read more>>

Jordan Ashton Smith | Model & Musician

My inspiration has always come from music…. When I was a little boy, I loved the Disney Channel music videos that played during the commercial breaks. I always slept with my T.V. on so I could hear when the videos came on at night, and I would jump out of bed, turn on my strobe light and pretend I had an audience to dance and sing for. I just wanted to make people proud. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become deeply inspired by entertainers like Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and Madonna. They have made a huge impact on my song-writing and personal style. Fashion is a very important source of inspiration for me as well. Read more>>

V Michel Buck | Influencer & Photographer

I am most inspired by everyone I have ever met. I was told most my life that I would amount to nothing because of my gender, that I could never accomplish anything. I have always had a strong sense to show all those men who said that to women, that is not true. It’s okay to accomplish nothing if that’s what we want, it’s okay to reach for smaller goals, it’s okay to be a little or big as we want. Success isn’t measured by someone else, it’s measured by what is within ourselves. Knowing all that, I know that the things I want to accomplish may not mean a lot to people, but they mean a lot to me. Read more>>