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.

Natasha Franco | Fitness Instructor/ Business Owner & Surfer

Im inspired by all the different people I have met in this career of fitness. Im inspired by seeing peoples happiness when they accomplish a fitness goal or even succeed at something they never thought they could even do. Im fueled by the incredible strength we have in ourselves as humans, it’s such a beautiful thing to watch. We are capable of so much and it’s such an honor to be in a field where you get to witness it and be a part of someones progress. Read more>>

D.E. Night | Author

I’ve always been inspired by the magic of imagination and drawn to fantasy worlds. It wasn’t until my mid-twenties that I realized I was happiest while creating my own fantasy world. And that ended up being The Crowns of Croswald, my middle grade fantasy series! Ever since I was a little girl, I had visions of imaginary places––invisible towns with low hanging stars that grant wishes or a magical tree house comprised of invisible vaults, for example. What I didn’t know then was that these were all little seeds of the Crosworld magic. As far as day-to-day inspiration, it hits at the most random, unexpected times. An idea will just pop into my mind while I’m driving in my car or on a walk with my son. And I love nothing better! It’s like little surprises throughout the day. When that magic strikes, I have to catch it and write it down so I can make sense of it later! In this time of basically staying home, taking deep dives into imagination, encouraging myself to think creatively has been an adventure every day. Books (reading and writing!) are the best escape!. Read more>>

Kiki Sanchez | Producer, Musical Artist, Professor, Music Composer and Arranger

I am inspired by the Architect of the Universe “God” and his amazing creation called planet earth. Just the fact that we are able to wake up every morning is a source of inspiration because it is one more opportunity to create, compose, give, understand, bless and learn from others. Furthermore, I am inspired by how my music, books, prayers and actions somehow will bring a positive contribution to others. Finally, I believe that our mission as a human being is to give and therefore, it is something that I am practicing consistently to create a better world. Read more>>

Miami Beat Wave | Music Producer & Audio Engineer

Life, my muse, other peoples stories and just watching what’s going on in the real world. I can create a piece of music about my own life or what’s going on around me and even someone elses life. As long as I can feel it and it relates to me!!. Read more>>

Pilly Mae | Artist/Female Rapper

I took my career on myself and I started with photo shoots with top photographers. **I then pitched my music to a few south beach promoters and was able to perform at showcases and build my Internet presence. I continued with freestyle covers which took my popularity by storm. Read more>>