Category: Self Insight

05 Feb

Officially Submitting my Application for Mentorship

Self Insight No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

A Twitter notification popped up on my screen with the hashtag #MyMentorIsBetterThanYours. Prior to the tweet, I spend 15 minutes on the phone with this person who vented about her issue with a class she was failing. It was easy to tell she was in a negative spiral of emotions about how this one failed class […]

30 Jan

In Case You’ve Ever Wondered Why I Think The Way I Do…

Self Insight 1 Comment by Tom Krieglstein

I give you exhibit A & B from my parent’s house

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 […]

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 […]

05 Sep

5 Things I’ve Learned After 5 Years of Marriage

ACbert, Love, Self Insight 3 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Ask anyone and they’d tell you that they were the perfect couple. They met in high school, married in college and had two kids in their 30s. But after 25 years of marriage, they called it quits and got a divorce. This kind of story scares the crap out of me and sadly I’ve heard […]

04 Sep

How My Ego Led To One Of My Worst Speeches Ever

When I started the talk, there were 400 people in the room. When I finished, only 70 remained. Of those remaining 70, 50 were orientation leaders who were paid to be there. About halfway through the hour long talk, I remember looking out over the crowd and saying to myself, “no one is even listening […]