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.

John Charles Bricker | Cartoonist

I’m inspired by the bountiful, odd, and miraculous worlds of imagination, and the plain old boring day-to-day stuff too. My friends also inspire me greatly. Read more>>

Chris Chen | Musician & Audio Specialist

I’m inspired by people that pave their own routes in life. The one’s that don’t always follow the same path everyone else does. Sometimes, you’ll wonder what your friend(s) are thinking as if they’re kind of crazy, but then you see things start to unfold and realize how much work they have been putting in, day in and day out. It really makes you take a look at your own work pile and your own goals. They’re doing what they set out to do, and that inspires me to set out what I do. It can be easy to forget about the process of doing things in this results-driven social media sphere. Read more>>

Cailyn Peddle | Actor

As an actor, I feel like there needs to be depth to every performance I give, which means I need depth as a person as well. I love philosophy and nature and just really thinking about and taking in the world around me. I also look up to so many incredible actors that have given some amazing advice. My favorite that I have heard from multiple different people is, “What is meant for you will come to you”, and I whole-heartedly believe that. No matter how long the journey takes, you will end up where you are meant to be. That’s what keeps me going. Read more>>

Racquel Moore | Clairvoyant Meditation Teacher

Helping humanity and seeing people change for the better. Read more>>

Stephanie and Jennifer Castillo | Basket weavers and Daydreamers

We are inspired by our roots, nature, travel, music, art, and our surroundings. Read more>>

Olivia Wong | Writer and Director

Ever since I was 14, I knew that I wanted to be a filmmaker. I’ve always aspired to enact positive social change in the world, through the medium of cinema. A big reason for this is because I was essentially given a second chance at life. I was adopted from Hong Kong when I was 9 months old and grew up in Sacramento, California. Every day, I reflect upon how blessed I am to simply be here and I try to live my life to the fullest. Read more>>

B Lee | Nyne Lives owner

I am most inspired by the creative process for Nyne Lives. Both my graphic designer and supporters contribute to the inspiration of each collection. Collaborating with my graphic designer Jae Doodles and seeing the artwork she creates constantly inspires me to continue expanding the brand and curating new collections and experiences. Having supporters that eagerly advocate the Nyne Lives brand encourages me to persistently put everything I have into my business. Both Jae and my supporters continue to inspire me every step of the way on my journey to making Nyne Lives a long-standing brand. Read more>>

Maria Leicy | Writer, Children’s Show Creator, Actress

I’m inspired by a lot of things – art, children’s books, films, theater, TV shows, people, conversations, nature, videos online. I think it’s very important to continue to find things that are inspiring. For me, it reignites my curiosity and helps me appreciate life. Seeing my dear ones achieve their dreams is very inspiring. Read more>>

Gwendolyn Cody-Davis | Author of “Love Letters from the MuM”

I am most inspired by love despite the lack of it. Love is magical, love is needed Read more>>

Bradley Nnadi | Actor

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