One of our favorite things to do is to ask the folks we are inspired by what they are inspired by. We’ve shared some of their responses below.

Rachel Weaver | Environmental Educator & Mixed Media Artist

The environment, nature, and the world around us. Whether it is natural spaces that feel like a getaway from bustling city and town areas, or the nature, trees, plants, and animals surrounding my home and neighborhoods, I enjoy finding inspiration in the natural world around me, wherever I may be. This state of wonder, curiosity, and inspiration is essential to my creative, personal, and professional endeavors. Read more>>

Noah Banks | CEO and creator of Dream Big Apparel

I am inspired by my culture. Being an african american I come from a rich lineage of fashion, Fashion is just another form art. You can use fashion to showcase your own sense of style even now in todays, world more than ever. So, growing up in the late 90s and 2000s I feel like I lived through periods of time where the fashion was very important and unique. People were able to define themselves based off of how they dressed. Now I pull from those memories to draw inspiration to create my merchandise while putting my own spin on it. Read more>>

Reggie Robinson | Heat Philosopher & Chef of lil’boy blue bbq

I’m into mastery. Like, most nights, I fall asleep watching business owners and passion junkies in full display of their purpose. I draw inspiration from detailed tattooing, laying tile in a shower, carefully washing the wheels of a tire, practicing rifts on the guitar, cutting ribs, etc. Anything that’s done with craftsmanship, intentionality, and deep care is my jam. Read more>>

Jeff Savage | Professional Voice Actor & Athlete

I’m inspired by people who take action. People who do what they say they’re going to do. Those who not only dream of a bright future for themselves, but do not hesitate to roll up their sleeves, get dirty, and make it happen. Those who show, and don’t tell. Action inspires the world around us to take notice of both subtle and major changes happening before our very eyes. Read more>>

Laquesha Ford-Mcquay | Author Mentor Speaker Transitional Coach & Founder of WCCOF Outreach

🌸I’m inspired by Creation🌸 and all of its BEAUTY! I mean really… How vast is the Sea? How deep is the Ocean? How thought provoking is air/breathe? You can’t see it, but it’s always there! How beautifully fascinating is the process of transformation manifested in the Butterfly? How mind-blowing is the birth of a baby? The very existence of life! The complex Galaxy-The Earth, Sun, Moon & Stars were created with a purpose! The animals-Every animal exist with purpose! Life-Every human being is alive because they still have purpose! Read more>>

Keith Harper | Actor, Producer, Director

I am inspired by the hard work and the dedication people put into things. I love seeing the RESULTS of that! That really inspires me to pursue my dreams and goals harder. I’m also inspired by people telling me that I inspire them…. hopefully this makes sense what I am saying. There’s a certain feeling of validation that I get from that. I feel like I’m doing what I was put on this earth to do. Read more>>

Jazon Jay” Azael Gonzalez | Master Electrician and Entrepreneur “

I am inspired by other people’s success and endeavors. What they are able to achieve and accomplish on top of what they are able to provide for their family. Success doesn’t always mean money, cars, and clothes but what someone is able to achieve when all the odds are against them. Read more>>

Eduardo Arreola | Baker

I am inspired by my mother and father. I’ve seen my mother and father work my whole life. I can’t count the sacrifices I have seen them make for my siblings and I. They’ve both taught us strong work ethics and to pursue what makes us happy. Read more>>