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.

Inaaya Singh | Baby Influencer

As parents we are inspired by many baby influencers on social media. We are of the view that these days social media is a great platform for everyone. Apart from huge advertising market and growing demand from brands it brings many influential benefits . You have the ability to create and change trends. It has heavy impact on mindset and opinions of the people, which in turns affects the market trends. Moreover, its a great carrier these days you can work at any time of your own choice. Read more>>

Joanne Garay | Permanent Makeup Artist & Lash Artist

I am inspired by all the women I’ve looked up to throughout the years. Women who have taught me that anything is possible. As a women business owner it’s always harder to be successful. We want it all and it’s possible. It’s possible to have a family and a successful business. I’ve looked up to women who are single, married, childless, have children, and they’ve all taught me it’s possible. No matter what situation you are in. You can do it. I couldn’t have accomplished what I’m doing today without them showing me how great it is to be a business owner. I could never repay them for that so I always keep them in my thoughts when it gets tough. I cannot thank them enough for encouraging me and pushing me to where I am today. Read more>>

Jules Cazedessus | Social Entrepreneur, Writer & Creative Catalyst

I am inspired by the millions and billions of people around the world helping each other out every day and every night. It’s easy to overlook all the small acts of kindness, courage, and creativity that help sustain life. None of us, alone, could carry the burden of the monumental tasks facing humanity at the current moment. Even though it’s sometimes hard-won, I draw on a deep-seated optimism that stems from my belief that there are billions of acts of love set in motion all over this planet, every second. One of my favorite quotes is from the philosopher Teilhard de Chardin (slightly updated here): Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides, and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, humanity will have discovered fire.” Read more>>

Rachel Bedard | Psychologist

I am inspired by human growth and change, resilience, and kindness. The typical journey of the human experience is to grow and change over time. Sometimes that journey has a hiccup, sometimes due to brain development, sometimes due to external forces (see also: Covid-19, cancer, a death in the family, the birth of a new baby…). My attention is drawn to those hiccup moments, when humans work hard to grow, and rely in their personal resilience to thrive. I routinely tear up when parents send an email sharing their child’s growth – uttering “mom,” making intentional and fleeting eye contact with a loved one, or hugging a sibling way too tightly and for too long – something we all want to do sometimes! Celebrating ALL the milestones: talking, driving, dating, moving out, adulting…it is all growth! Read more>>