What Do You Bring to the Table?

This isn’t the most beautiful image, but the message resonated with me this week. When someone compliments you, say thank you. And accept what that person says. Many women feel uncomfortable when someone compliments them, and rattle off a list of faults in response. Stop doing that. If you’re having a ‘show and tell’ or sharing session at work, or with family and friends, stop opening your ‘share’ with something like “I know this is stupid but….” or “I know this is lame but….”

Accept what is great about you. Accept what you bring to the table. Think back to what people tell you when they compliment you. Identify your superpower.

If you are the type of person that doesn’t think there is anything remarkable about you, please know you’re wrong. Shoot me a message and I guarantee I can help you find greatness in yourself.

And finally, literal Katie wants to go there —– It is okay to eat alone. You can go to a movie alone, try the new restaurant alone, travel alone, walk into a cooking class alone…..

No one is going to look and point at you and say ‘Look at that person who is all alone; no one must love him/her’. I LOVE being alone. I feel free and strong. Don’t skip out on something you want to do because your partner, friend, sister doesn’t want to go with you.

Friends, I’d love to hear how you’d respond if someone asked “What do you bring to the table?” As well, are you comfortable venturing out into the world and experiencing the things on your daydream list alone? What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t?

Featured image sourced from Pinterest.


Katie Helgesen

Katie Helgesen is the Senior Director of Business Intelligence at Dealer Inspire, a fast-growing and award winning technology company near Chicago. Katie and her husband, Todd, have 4 awesome kids and love living in a small community centered on a lake in northwest Indiana. Baseball, t-ball, and soccer schedules are just a few pieces of Katie’s Mom Hustle. Her daydreams revolve around finding more “me time” and traveling. In real life, Katie keeps herself sane with naps, Netflix and eating out as often as she can.