02 Sep

Appreciating My Younger Brother Michael Krieglstein

Family, Songs, Stories No Comments by Tom Krieglstein
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Walking downstairs, I saw my brother, Michael, standing in his music studio with his guitar in hand and a video of Phish’s lead guitarist, Trey Anastasio, looping on a big screen in front of him. Before interrupting, I watched for a few moments in the background as Michael would review 20 seconds of video of Trey […]

27 Jul

Digging This Song Right Now V.23 – Beck – Country Down

Songs No Comments by Tom Krieglstein
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Click here to see all the songs I’ve dug at some point.

15 May

Feeling Anxiety Around Not Being Good Enough

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Comedian Louis CK does this bit about how NYC does an amazing job of putting you in your place no matter how good things are. Here’s a segment from his show… “If you woke up that morning feeling particularly good looking, don’t worry because on your way to work, you’ll pass a pack of supermodels […]

09 Apr

The Beginner’s Mind

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The student walked into his academic advisor’s office to talk about the upcoming year. With a high head and full ego about his life, the obviously confident student hardly stopped to breath while jumping from one topic to another. His advisor patiently listened while finding it harder and harder to processes everything her student was […]

28 Mar

Free Hugs‬ Moment #3 – Avis Car Rental and a Mustang

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Kevin, as his Avis name tag read, greeted me at the Akron, OH Airport Avis Car Rental counter at around 10pm. Kevin – “Welcome, what brings you into town?” Me – “I’m working with Baldwin Wallace University.” Kevin – “Oh nice. So what brings you into town?” Me – “Umm, working with Baldwin Wallace University, you just asked […]

26 Mar

Free Hugs‬ Moment #2 – Great American Bagel at CLT Airport

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I was waiting in line to get some food at the Great American Bagel shop in the Charlotte airport. Employee #1 – “Wait, you give out Free Hugs?” Me – “Yes, a lot actually. Want one?” Employee #2 – “I knew you’d see his button. ” Employee #1 walks out from behind the counter and […]

22 Mar

Free Hugs Moment #1 – Men and Emotional Intelligence

Free Hugs, Free Hugs Moment No Comments by Tom Krieglstein
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While waiting at the DC airport for a layover, three ladies (mom and two daughters) sat next to me and began talking about the relationship of one of the daughters. Daughter #1: “I don’t know about DJ ’cause he’s not very nice. He says I’m too emotional. I think it’s good that I’m emotional, it […]

13 Mar

Question: Is it better to do or plan?

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Question Asked To Me: So when you think of new ventures…do you vision out like a year, 5 years, etc? My Answer: It depends. Sorry, I know that’s not what you were looking for, but really it depends and there are two schools of thought on this. One is to jump right in and start […]

24 Feb

[Cross Post] The Rule of Thirds and Your Professional Development

A-Ha Moments, Cross Post No Comments by Tom Krieglstein
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Think about your typical work week. Now think about the amount of time you spend in each of these three areas: – With students you’re mentoring – With supportive peers equal to you – With mentors 10-20 years ahead of you How balanced is your time between the three groups? If you are like me, […]

23 Feb

Willpower and the Morning Phone Scan

Fitness/Health, Technology No Comments by Tom Krieglstein
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I have a morning routine that starts with me waking up about 30 minutes prior to the time I need to wake up for work. The routine goes like this: 5 minutes of yoga stretching. 5 sets of pushups. 5 minutes of guided meditation / affirmations. 5 minutes of Spanish practice. 10 minutes of reading. […]