In 2018, I’ve learned the importance of building my own tribe, and my own table. If you don’t like the table you’re on, or feel you’ve fought for your chance to be there and have to continue to justify why you’re at that table, then they don’t deserve you.
You don’t want to sit at a table where you need to bring your own chair and squeeze at the end – don’t get me wrong, there’s a sense of humbleness at fighting for something and standing up for yourself in this way. But there also comes a time when you need to think about creating your own table.
While this is the less-trodden path (after all, who really knows how to build a table from scratch?!), which means it comes with more risk, it’s the path that allows you to shape your own table, who sits with you and what you’ll serve. It puts you in control and delivers freedom.