Thought-full Thursday: Beginnings

Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments and answers to the questions are most welcome!

“Where old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.” ~Rabindranath Tagore

  • What old words must die for you?
  • What new melodies are you looking forward to in 2011?
  • How will you find your new “country”, and who will help you?


I am a former executive in a Fortune 100 company. I have owned and operated an executive coaching firm since 2003 called Aspire Collaborative Services LLC. We partner with great leaders to help them become even greater at developing, improving, and sustaining relationships with the people who are essential to their success. This blog is for leaders and those who help them to be more intentional about relationships at work. My top personal values include respect for others, kindness, compassion, collaboration and gratitude. I work very hard at practicing my values daily and when I don’t succeed, I practice some more. I am married with two wonderful daughters and two spoiled pugs.

4 comments on “Thought-full Thursday: Beginnings

  1. Welcome Rhett, and thanks for stopping over. I also hope you will lend your wisdom through making comments from time to time; I look forward to learning from you too!

  2. Old words that must die: Boredom/Loneliness – There is so much to do in life if we only explore, be adventurous, take risks, reach out, connect, and start trusting.

    New melodies I am looking for: Trusting self and others, Active listening, Rekindling relationships, Collaborative connections, Creating a circle of influence and Giving.

    My new country is only a mindset away, one that reflects my core values and will focus my energy into building a circle of trust.

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