11 Dec

Breaking My Silence on Ferguson and Eric Garner

Activism, Self Insight 2 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

For two weeks the internet exploded with debates around Ferguson and Eric Garner. It was hard to even look at Facebook without someone raising hell on either side of the issue. And me? What did I do? I was silent for a long time until last night during an #SAChat, I was challenged to dig […]

11 Dec

My Two Biggest Triggers for Anxiety


As of right now, our total confirmed revenue for Q1 of 2015 is already 30% higher than it was in 2014 and will probably go up to 50% in the next two weeks. Across the board, everything looks great as the Swift Kick team heads into 2015. But yet, deep inside of me, I still […]

05 Dec

34 Life Lessons I Learned For My 34th Birthday

A-Ha Moments, Self Insight No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

I love having a birthday in December because it’s my slowest time of year for travel, which gives me more time to think, strategize and write. I thought I’d start a new tradition this year of listing out the biggest life lessons I learned this year. Each lesson is pulled from either my public blog (all […]

02 Dec

Getting To Platinum Status on American Airlines

ACbert, Traveling No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Please file this post under #FirstWorldProblems. It’s the end of the year and I’m 3,522 miles (or two segments) short of Platinum status on American Airlines. There are lots of nice benefits for the next 12 months of travel that make it worth my effort to reach Platinum status before the deadline of Dec 31st. […]

27 Nov

Creating a Daily Practice of Thanks in Your Work

Inspiration, Swift Kick No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

As I see the endless stream of giving thanks today on social media for Thanksgiving, I’m compelled to jump in and join the chorus, but in a slightly different way. Every day at 10:10 am my team at Swift Kick holds a huddle to check in for the day on these items: Big Win Since […]

19 Nov

Something You Might Not Know About Me…

Family, Self Insight 2 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Every November, my family would collect all the left over tomatoes from our farm that we couldn’t stuff into our bellies the prior three months. The collection was step one in the yearly ritual of canning everything for winter so we would have fresh produce during the long Michigan winter. Step two in the canning […]

03 Nov

After You Pray, Please Become An Organ Donor And Donate Blood


My god mother spent the last 12 hours in surgery to replace her failed kidney and liver. Prior to the surgery, it was questionable whether they’d find a suitable donor in time as she laid in the hospital bed completely supported by machines. In the end, a donor was found and so far everything with […]

17 Oct

Snorkeling Can Be A Pain In The Neck


Snorkeling gives me a sense of wonder, peace and danger all at the same time. Wonder, as to what I’ll see next. Peace, as my body floats effortless in the water, and danger, as to what a fish must feel like out of water and defenseless. Despite a hurricane, which churned up the water, Annie […]

16 Oct

Random Encounters on Vacation

Friends, Traveling No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

We randomly met a couple on the beach in St John yesterday from the same home county in IL as us. Being that they were 15 years older than us, it felt a bit like talking to a future version of myself as they had 2 kids & he was slowly looking to exit out […]

09 Sep

Do You Really Want To Succeed?


It was 12pm and the room was full of tired first-year students from western New York State who were waiting for me to show them how they could be successful while in college and ultimately in life. On the screen behind me it read, “Dance Floor Theory: The Best Part of College.” I knew this […]