Bringing something to the table!

Sat, Aug 3, 2013

Personal Development

Hi Everyone,

This post was born out of an action I ask people who sign up to my 10 day course to take.  I ask people to share any piece of knowledge they have which they think would be of value to someone else, (try to refrain from business opportunities).  Basically I want people to start feeling empowered and know that we all have something to bring to the table, however little or small your information is, GO FOR IT after reading the rest of this post, please share your knowledge by posting a reply to this post in the comments box. EASY!

Mark Twain once said “It is better to give then to receive - especially advice” But what does this actually mean?  When Mark Twain said this he would have been unaware of the possibilities of sharing that would come with social media, the internet and network marketing.  Many people starting out in their online business ask me how do I find great content, what should I tell my downline?…Or they tell me they have nothing to give!

EVERYONE has something to give…..OK some people say you can’t give what you haven’t got or experienced, this is true but we have all had experiences haven’t we?  I like most of you went to school and learnt about social interaction, I learnt what was wrong and right, I learnt how to read, write, I learnt about history and science, I learnt what I liked and disliked, I learnt what I like to wear, what music and movies I like.

I have always felt that it is important to push myself outside of my comfort zones just enough to learn something new and more importantly something new about me.  I haven’t experienced everything in life and therefore I haven’t got all the knowledge! But you might have experienced something that I have no idea about and therefore you MUST have something to give me.

The giving is about KNOWLEDGE….its not about money or material things or cars and houses….its about information and sharing wisdom and being that inspiration for someone else. What if you telling someone something could inspire them to do something wonderful, you telling someone how to do something, could help someone build their business and their dreams.  How POWERFUL would that be?

So yes I agree it is impossible to give what you haven’t experienced or received from someone else but unless you have been living under a rock for the last 20+ years have you really nothing to give.  It doesn’t even matter how big or small it is…Knowledge is FREE and that’s all that matters.

Anne Frank once said “No one ever became poor by giving” Think about that for a second….another women known for very different reasons called Shania Twain said “ Its important to give all you have while you have the chance.”  THIS IS YOUR CHANCE.

My tip for you today is to tell me something about you, comment on this page about literally anything at all.

It could be from the following list:
1.) Social Media Techniques
2.)Where you have seen great content
3.)A time when you were out of your comfort zone
4.)A compliment you were paid
5.) A talent that you have
6.) Other blog posts that have inspired you.

Go on I Challenge you,

There is so much knowledge inside of you, you just have to tap into it!

I look forward to learning from you

P.S If you are struggling with your marketing efforts and not generating enough leads and money. Check out the exact system that I use to generate endless leads through the most current social networking strategies. Don’t Miss This ==> Discovery The Strategies

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38 Responses to “Bringing something to the table!”

  1. bethhewitt80 Says:

    P.S the only decent picture of a ‘Table’ I could find was a Pool Table!!! and I figured that didnt mean the same so I left it off LOL….!!
    .-= bethhewitt80´s last blog ..Keeping your blog content fresh! =-.


  2. Beth Allen Says:

    YOU inspire me, Beth! This post really exemplifies what huge and giving heart you have ~ a true Go-Giver (a book that everyone should read!).

    You know, my taking on the 30 day video challenge was for ME to move through some fears and grow, but my making it so public by posting each one on my blog was about knowing 2 things: 1. that my journey would likely inspire someone who thought they couldn’t do it and 2. that i knew that i had value to share.

    EVERYONE has so much value to share….I look forward to learning from you in your dispelling myths of personal prosperity series and paying it forward!
    .-= Beth Allen´s last blog ..The Power of Tribe Syndication: The Internet has Evolved, have YOU? =-.


  3. Stew Shaw Says:

    Hi Beth
    A good challenging post. BTW, I’m not an English teacher but I think all MT was really doing was putting a humorous twist on a well known truism, so his saying actually loosely translates to: I’ll happily give you advice but I don’t want any back!

    Anyways, back to your challenge: What can I share? How about a most inspiring message for 2010 and beyond from a remarkable guy called Brendon Burchard who turned his life around after surviving a terrible car accident. I was so totally moved by his 20-minute talk that I transcribed it all and wrote about him on my website here:

    I’ll confess to you, I’m one who doesn’t yet know how best I can help people. You’ve correctly pointed out that each of us has something worthwhile. Thanks for showing the way.


    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    Hi Stew,

    I was never any good at English Language…I like my interpretation better hehe!

    I am going to check out your post now - I totally understand where you are coming from on not knowing how best to help people but I think sometimes we just have to trust in ourselves and go with the flow.

    Thanks for you sharing your post and taking me up on my challenge.

    Yours in Success,
    Beth Hewitt


  4. Dave and Dawn Says:


    Wonderful post. It seem as though you have an excellent understanding of what it takes to be successful in this industry. We look forward to you sharing this type of valuable content in the future.

    Let connect in other areas as well. Looking forward to seeing more!

    Dave and Dawn


    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    Hello Dave and Dawn,

    Thank you for saying that, it was a very kind thing to say. I am certainly enjoying the journey I am on right now. I would love to connect - check me out on facebook, if you havent already.

    Kind Regards,


  5. Jose H. Caraballo Says:

    This post is so important for everyone out there. It really just makes sense to live by these rules.

    I love the quotes, they were great.

    I am on my way to doing that also because I am sharing my knowledge of improving your financial picture to those that have gone through a major financial situation. I grew tired of seeing so much go wrong in the financial realm so I am sharing my knowledge to improve others’ lives.

    Thanks for sharing


  6. Don Enck Says:

    A great post and a great call to action!

    I agree with you, giving is so important and we all have something to give. One of the things I enjoy giving is my time. I really enjoy working with others that are less fortunate. I like to travel to remote and poorly developed countries. When you travel there and bring yourself you bring you as a gift. Most of the time you have no idea what you’ll be giving when you get there and it can change several times while you’re there. Giving whatever it is you can offer to someone that doesn’t have what you have is so rewarding. For me, this is what I plan to do more frequently.

    Thanks for your post.


  7. Dave and Dawn Cook Says:

    A very late reply by me, Dawn, but I love this post! You are so right that everyone has something to offer even if you don’t think so.
    My passion is to share self-development sources I have found and recommend. I’d like to offer my favorite list of Self-Development experts:
    Jim Rohn
    Tony Robbins
    Napoleon Hill
    John Maxwell
    Jeff Olsen
    Zig Ziglar
    Larry Winget
    Jon Zinn-Kabat
    Eckhart Tolle
    Chris Widener
    George Clason
    Robert Kiyosaki
    Paul Zane Pilzer

    I hope others receive benefits from these sources of knowledge like I have!

    Also Beth -CONGRATULATIONS on achieving #1 Syndicator in FB’s TSA Group. You’re doing a phenomenal job of syndicating others content and providing excellent content, like this post, for others to learn from.
    I look forward to discovering more insights from you!



  8. Debbie Stevens Says:

    Hi Beth,

    Great post. So much good stuff here it’s hard to know where to start. I like your point of how we should all draw on our experiences and that gives us all something to bring to the table.

    I have recently been paid the compliment such that I believe that what I bring to the table is the ability to connect with people easily through my blog posts. My transparency has taken me out of my comfort zone, but if it helps others, I feel it is worth it.

    Thanks again.
    .-= Debbie Stevens´s last undefined ..Response cached until Thu 18 @ 20:48 GMT (Refreshes in 23.16 Hours) =-.


  9. Saleem Rana Says:

    Beth, you just seem to have an endless cornucopia of good ideas!

    Knowledge, in my opinion, is the fundamental currency of life. It is the source of wealth, personal excellence, and spiritual growth. In fact, I think that the only reason we come to this planet is to deepen our knowledge about the processes of life.

    By sharing knowledge with each other, we not only empower others but we also deepen our own understanding of what things mean and how they connect with other things.
    .-= Saleem Rana´s last blog ..The Sedona Method =-.


    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    Hey Saleem,

    We seem to be on the same page, that’s exactly the reason why I believe we came to this lifes existence. I could get drunk on lifes knowledge sometimes.

    I have learnt that it’s OK to be that annoying 6 year old who wants to know WHY about everything.

    Thanks for stopping by and saying such lovely things,

    Much Love,
    Beth :)
    .-= bethhewitt80´s last blog ..A 5 Year Old, a flashing scooter, three frogs and a kazoo =-.


  10. Chris Bernardo Says:

    Thanks for sharing this information, I am going to share this with my list as i find great value in it. Have an Awesome Day!
    .-= Chris Bernardo´s last blog ..Main Dish Fish and Shellfish: Warm Buckwheat Noodles with Scallops in Tomato-Pepper Sauce | Submitted By: maplewood =-.


  11. bethhewitt80 Says:

    Hey Chris,

    You’re welcome, I hope your list enjoys it. I should really share it with mine as well HAHA

    Have a great weekend,
    Beth :)
    .-= bethhewitt80´s last blog ..A 5 Year Old, a flashing scooter, three frogs and a kazoo =-.


  12. Kellie Frazier Says:

    For me to comment would mean to simply repeat exactly what you and Saleem have already said so there isn’t much left after that! :) Great post Beth and it’s so much fun watching people grow through life and gain footholds they didn’t have before. The Armand Morin’s info is pretty amazing as well so the anticipated arrival is showing up in a huge way. Nice post, great job!

    Kellie Frazier dot com
    .-= Kellie Frazier´s last blog ..Connecting To Your Kids is First Class Leadership =-.


  13. T.K. Goforth Says:

    Hi Beth! Wonderful post. I think the thing that I learned most through being a mom is how to forgive — even if it’s forgiving my then 2-year-old child for being 2! Or, forgiving God if you believe he has hurt you, forgiving yourself for being a jerk…the list goes on. Lots of ways we can forgive and be free to love.


    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    hey Tammi,

    Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate your words. Forgiveness is one of the biggest we can do whether for someone else or for our own sanity.

    I hope we can connect again soon.

    Beth :)


  14. Teach Jim Says:

    I invite you to share your quality responses on The Teach Jim Show, the place to teach, to learn, to grow. Some of the best learning I’ve has came from guests like you. 30 minutes and a fun conversation. You and I learn… we grow. The audience gets a treat for 30 minutes as you “Teach” Jim.

    Go make your appointment at and I’ll see you on the air. You’ll join the ranks of Dave and Dawn and Gavin.

    Through the show I’ve learned that ordinary people are extraordinary and the extraordinary are ordinary. “See” you on the air! Jim
    Teach Jim´s last [type] ..The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!


    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    Wow Jim,

    what an honour that is. I am with out internet for a little while but I will connect with you soon, thank you for the opportunity.



    Teach Jim Reply:

    Offer still stands. Looking forward to “seeing” you on The Teach Jim Show. Are you ready to share the power of your progression? I can’t wait to get schooled by what YOU bring to our table. Thank you in advance!

    Teach Jim´s last [type] ..What Will a New Point of View Reveal to You?


    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    Thanks Jim,

    Sorry I haven’t made that step over to The Teach Jim Show…I look forward to scheduling somethings in the future :)

  15. Angela Says:

    Hey Beth! Great post, I love this idea. I think the thing I would share would be to always be yourself. My mom always said, “be yourself no one ca tell you are doing it wrong.” I am sure that is a quote from somewhere but I don’t know who said it. I think so many times people try to shape themselves to who they think people want them to be but you can never please everyone and if you do that you are doing yourself a disservice.
    Angela´s last [type] ..3 Reasons You Need to Use Video In Your Marketing


  16. Theuns Says:

    Hi Beth

    What a great Post.

    I so agree with what you say about giving.

    What i can give is 3 things that cost nothing
    but you will gain every thing in the world.

    1. Gratitude to every thing and every one. FOR FREE :-)
    2. Love to God , People and Your self and the universe. FOR FREE :-)
    3. A smile :-) to some one that just need it,FOR FREE :-) ( This is one principalin the universe that not a lot of people know) see my next Video blog.

    Theuns´s last [type] ..How to create a beautiful Garden: The Garden of your mind


  17. Jaden Daniels from Global NPN Says:

    I am big believer in giving more than you receive. The more you give the better your life will be. So, what can I give today…Say positive affirmations everyday, even if you don’t believe them. Say them until you do.

    Jaden Daniels @ Global NPN´s last [type] ..Self Talk Can Eliminate Negative Feelings


    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    Hey Jaden,

    Absolutely agree nothing compares to the selfless felling of helping others succedd.



  18. Steve-Personal Success Factors Says:

    I would like to pay forward a wonderful app I found to synchronize my sharing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. I personally use Google Chrome as my browser, and that’s where this app is available:
    Steve-Personal Success Factors´s last [type] ..If You Don’t Get Your SWOT Together, You’ll Hate Yourself Later!!


  19. Jans Mendoza Says:

    Where I have seen great content: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It is really a different book because its a fun read, while still getting it’s message across about how to lead a better life. It has a lovely storyline with lots of life lessons. One powerful quote I got from the book is “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself” That really encourages me to follow my dream.
    Jans Mendoza´s last [type] ..How to make a Welcome Page on your Facebook Fan Page?


  20. Kevin DeRoo from Says:

    Hey Beth,

    One of the ways that I like to grow personally is through reading. I recently re-read an excellent book by John Maxwell called “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” which I recently mentioned on my blog.

    Now I am reading, almost finished actually, another excellent book for those in the network marketing industry. The book is called “Beach Money” by Jordan Adler and I highly recommend if you haven’t picked it up yet.

    Truly, the most valuable thing that I “bring to the table” is my time.

    I want to help people succeed and to do that, along with knowledge, you need to have the time and patience to work with people who are at different levels. After all, we all started at the same place didn’t we, and thanks to the patience of my mentors I am in a position to return the favor for others just starting out in business.

    Thanks for this article Beth, great idea!

    Kevin [email protected]´s last [type] ..Leadership - Under the Influence


  21. Linda Thomas Says:

    Hi Beth,
    I see your post has positively affected many people, including Theuns, who responded to your post with a “smile.” ;-)
    Out of my comfort zone…well the first thing that comes to my mind is
    when I took the Dale Carnegie Course. Public speaking is tough for most, and I was quite nervous. But I am so glad that I stretched myself because I grew and people voted for me to continue further into graduate assisting, which I did, and ended up graduate assisting approx 5 courses.
    It is so neat, because not only did it reinforce what I learned from my course, but we could share this with others, and watch them grow, too!
    Thank you for reminding me of a fun and rewarding, “out of my comfort zone” experience!
    Linda Thomas´s last [type] ..Successful Leadership


  22. Monick Halm Says:

    Dear Beth,

    I found your post from Theuns’s blog. I really appreciated your reminder that we all have something to bring to the table. We all have gifts to share. A few years ago I started being able to channel the angels and have shared this knowledge in my Holistic Angel Coaching for clients and teaching others to practice Holistic Angel Coaching. One thing that the angels remind me of is that we all have gifts to share. We are each unique, beloved creations of Source and have come here to share those gifts. The angels remind me that our gifts can be found in our joy. Whatever makes us joyous is what we are meant to do. The happier we are, the more of a gift we are to the world. Thank you for sharing your gifts and inspiring others to do the same!

    Monick Halm´s last [type] ..Ready to Laugh??


    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    Hi Monick,

    Thank you for stopping and for sharing your journey and gift you have. I agree that when we do what we love it is what we were put here to do.

    God Bless,

    Beth :)


  23. Dr. Erica Goodstone Says:


    I’m not sure what date this post was written because I see many much earlier dates on the comments.

    My mission and purpose as a Spiritual Relationship Healing Expert and Licensed Mental Health Counselor is to help men and women heal their relationships through love. I have a diverse background, including training in counseling, sex therapy, marriage counseling, health education, physical education, body therapies, spirituality and meditation, and lots of understanding and practice using social media. I see private clients and also work with groups, online and offline. I write lots of articles an blog posts. And lately I have been enjoying pinning images onto pinterest.


    Dr. Erica
    Dr. Erica Goodstone´s last [type] ..Climbing the Mountain for Love


  24. alicia from yboggle Says:

    Fantastic article ! Your blog inspired me to do a training with my group a week ago. I caught their attention when they realized each one of them brought something so unique to the table; therefore we have been impacting other people in a powerful way.
    alicia@yboggle´s last [type] ..Making Fund-Raising FUN!


  25. Willena Flewelling from 10 Steps to Success Says:

    A time when I was out of your comfort zone…

    I was asked to get up in front of a large group of friends in a church, and share my experience with something we were all facing. I had 30 minutes to prepare, and was feverishly making notes, when the one who made the request came up to me and said, “Don’t make notes! Just speak from your heart.”

    Oh my.

    As I stood up there in front of the group my knees were jelly and I had to remind myself to exhale so I wouldn’t hyperventilate. I shared my experience in as few words as possible, then wobbled my way back to my seat.

    Afterward, I was told, “You have a real gift for storytelling!”

    That was a shock. I knew I could WRITE, but had no confidence in my ability to TELL a story. This has been reinforced by many in the years since that day. It was worth the pain, to discover a new talent that can be used to help others.

    Willena Flewelling
    Willena Flewelling@10 Steps to Success´s last [type] ..Leap Day - February 29, 2012


  26. Julie Says:

    Wonderful post! Alright then, but just ’cause you challenged us! :) When I was 15, I ran away from home. OK, not ran away, but I lied about where I was going. I lied that we are going to a school trip, a friend and I spent 3 days 300 kms away from our home. We had great time though. Now, when I have children, i dread the future, I am sure that I am going to be more careful with their eventual lies :) .
    Julie´s last [type] crowns


    bethhewitt80 Reply:

    Julie that cracks me up…I spent about 3 nights in a tent when I was supposed to be somewhere else, think I was about 15 as well.

    I have turned our ok :)


  27. Akos Fintor Says:

    Giving is the only thing that really fulfills us, ever.
    Giving a helping hand when feeling down is the fastest and best way out of the rut.

    great share!



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