Gut

“Have faith in your intuition and listen to your gut feeling.” Ann Cotton Ask any CEO, and 90%+ will tell you that their biggest hurdle is people. Hiring the right team, making sure they play well together in the sandbox, work together to meet the mission, and generally push the company forward. The dynamics of a […]

No

“When you say yes to something you don’t want to do, here is the result: you hate what you are doing, you resent the person who asked you, and you hurt yourself.” – James Altucher, The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness There’s a lot of power behind the word […]

Frenemies

In this world, we all need close friends. Our tribe, our peeps (as I affectionately call them). People you know you can count on to help support your growth. This includes your teammates. As a small business in government contracting, you cannot feasibly do everything. Your list of core capabilities should not be 2 pages single spaced. Heck, it shouldn’t even […]

Peeps

​“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectations.” – Charles Kettering Who do you consider your tribe, or what I affectionately call, your peeps? With whom do you surround yourself, work, do business, and get advice? Who is your inner circle and what is the value of the relationship? Personally, I’ve come […]

Failure

One reason BOOST was started back in 2012 was to prove that I wasn’t a complete failure. I had been fired from a job that I loved. It rocked my world and shook me to my core.  I didn’t realize how much of my identity had been wrapped up in my work.  I felt disgraced, […]