Accountability

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” -Stephen Covey Recently we were rear-ended by a hit and run driver on the DC beltway.  Thankfully, we weren’t hurt and no one else was involved.  Yet I am really ticked that I now have $500 worth of damage on my new(ish) car that I must pay to repair.  I was flabbergasted that this […]

Work…Life?

As we grow our companies, we often forget the value of having downtime or activities other than business. As we see each other at networking events, a common conversation is comprised of how busy we are. But does busy equal profitable? Does busy equal productive? Why do we all want to be busy? The concept of ‘unplugging’ isn’t foreign […]

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, […]