09 Feb

Book Review: Leading Imperfectly By James Robilotta

Books No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

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

Books No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

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

Books No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

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

Books No Comments by Tom Krieglstein
The Happiness Advantage

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, […]

13 Jan

When a line in a book speaks to you

Writing No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

“The Lower East Side begins just south of where the numbered streets and avenues end. It’s where Manhattan stops making sense.” – Brendan Jay Sullivan in Rivington Was Ours This is the kind of sentence in a book that I love to read…and re-read. So simple yet filled with so much meaning. When I read lines like […]

17 Oct

Speaking Tip #16 – The 4 Physical Barriers Every Speaker Should Break to Better Connect with Their Audience

Speaking, Speaking Tips No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Like a 400 pound weight, it took two tech guys to lift the podium off the stage per my request. They assumed, as a speaker, I’d want some sort of podium to present from. My ideal set up couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, there are four physical barriers that every speaker should […]

14 Oct

Speaking Tip/Trick #15 – Be Willing to Change the Program Format to Fit The Size of the Group


We were expecting 50 but only six students showed up to my open campus leadership training at the school. We waited an extra 30 minutes to start and while a few people did trickle in and out, only the initial six remained. In the end we decided to give each of the six a free […]

13 Sep

Digging This Song Right Now V.24 – Hezekiah Walker – Every Praise

Songs No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

When people ask me what my favorite band is, they seem to have a shocking surprise when I tell them I don’t have one. I’ve never been loyal to one band, but rather, I’m loyal to songs. I may like five songs off a band’s album, but the rest I don’t care for and I move […]

13 Sep

Things That Are Actually Cheaper in NYC

NYC, Traveling No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

From all my traveling around the US, here are the things I’ve found to actually be cheaper in NYC compared to other places. 1) Fresh Bagel – $.60 to $1 2) Pizza Slice – $1 3) Shoe Shine – $3 4) Dry Cleaning – $Varies 5) Taxi Ride – $Varies 6) Nail Treatments – $Varies […]

02 Sep

Appreciating My Younger Brother Michael Krieglstein

Family, Songs, Stories No Comments by Tom Krieglstein
guitar playing

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 […]