29 Apr

The long learning of how to maintain friendships

Friends No Comments by Tom Krieglstein
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The first time I met Kevin was back in 2002 at our Supuercamp try-outs in San Diego. I like to say it was entrepreneurial love at first site. We were both tall and lanky white dudes who found a common bound around adventure, entrepreneurship, and education. Since then, Kevin and I have gone from co-facilitators, […]

23 Apr

When I’m the best version of myself…

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When I’m the best version of myself, I’m at peace with myself, my progress, and the world around me. With Myself – I love who I am and who I will be, and I’m at peace with who I was. I embrace my strengths and acknowledge my weaknesses. I can be by myself, with only […]

22 Apr

Accidentally in Colorado on 4/20

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After a four hour drive, I didn’t make it to the hotel until 1:30am. My plan was to check in, brush my teeth, and go right to bed because I had to be up at 4:30am for my 6:00am flight. My plan was perfect, except that it was 4/20 and I was in Denver, CO. […]

22 Apr

Digging This Song Right Now V.25 – Matt Simons – Catch & Release

Music No Comments by Tom Krieglstein
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When I was in college, I got the opportunity to study in Berlin, Germany for a semester with the Goethe Institute. While there, my cousin, Marco, would take me to some of the cool trance music clubs. As I sat there sipping a beer and listening to the trance music, I realized I was way […]

18 Apr

Finding Our Writing Voice for the #21TipsBook

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We are in the joyous editing phase of our freshman success book. As if editing to capture a single author’s voice isn’t hard enough, we’ve compounded our difficulties by having four distinctly different contributors writing the stories in the book. Today, we ran into an issue with my editing, as I edited Melissa’s story to […]

07 Apr

What Does The White Man Want?

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I had dinner tonight with Deanna Latson and Patrick Combs talking about a variety of topics. At one point I asked them about which direction they thought would be best to take Swift Kick between adding an additional channel to focus on corporate culture training, or to continue to build out services for student leaders […]

09 Feb

Book Review: Leading Imperfectly By James Robilotta

Books No Comments by Tom Krieglstein
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Since I’m connected to so many speakers who end up writing a self-published (read lower quality) book, I get nervous when one asks me to read theirs. I want to read their book in support of our friendship, but I also want to be known as a friend who shares more than just praise. When […]

28 Jan

Book Review: Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts by Marshall Goldsmith

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If you’ve read other books on habits and behavior change, Triggers will have a decent amount of overlap, however where I think Marshall Goldsmith, and this book, prove their worth, are in introducing me to the idea of environmental factors and active questions. Even as someone who’s read a lot on behavior change, I still really enjoyed this […]

27 Jan

Book Review: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

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It’s easy to criticize The Happiness Project as a self-centered reflection on life from someone who’s “got it easy” financially. In doing so however, one would miss so much of the good content and extensive research that the author, Gretchen Rubin, put into the book. In reading through the book, and re-reading my notes, I realized that […]

26 Jan

Book Review: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

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Despite popular belief which says that happiness comes after success, The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor aims to prove that happiness is a precursor to success. Those who are happiest are primed for increased levels of success in life. Success can look like a lot of things such as higher productivity at work, decreased mistakes during surgery, […]