22 May

People first, then money, then things


“People first, then money, then things.” – Suze Orman Our operatic voices belted throughout the car as we sang along to Johnny Cash. Then we drove along Country Road S and decided to switch over to free style rapping. Towards the end of our three hour road-trip, we even got to practice our falsetto voices […]

08 May

We hit heavy plane turbulence in flight


On a flight out of NYC, the plane hit heavy turbulence and bounced around. The guy next to me squeezed his eyes close and dug his nails into the arm rest. A lady in front of me started reciting a bible verse out loud. The couple across from me held hands and kissed each other…as […]

03 May

I blame my mom…

Family, Music No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

The Google driving directions said it was almost five hours north from Denver, CO to Chadron, NE. What’s north of Denver you ask? Turns out, really not much until you actually get to Chadron. The space in-between could be considered the southern tip of big sky country with loads of land and basically no one. […]

01 May

Digging This Song Right Now V.26 – Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This

Music No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Her voice is so powerful. I wish I had that ability when I sing. I used to practice my signing, but even then, nothing nearly as powerful as her voice. Take a moment to listen to her singing this song live and you’ll hear it’s not just fancy editing that’s making her voice powerful. She […]

01 May

Letting go of goal setting


A guest speaker came to campus to talk to the student business club about how to increase sales. Rafael, a senior in college who also owns an online t-shirt company, excitedly filled his notebook with tips and ideas the guest speaker shared. Towards the end of the lecture, Rafael wrote in big bold print a […]

29 Apr

The long learning of how to maintain friendships

Friends No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

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…


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

Traveling No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

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

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

Swift Kick, Writing No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

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 […]