Category: Stories

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 […]

02 Sep

Appreciating My Younger Brother Michael Krieglstein

Family, Music, Stories No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

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 […]

09 Apr

The Beginner’s Mind

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 […]

03 Jan

Appreciating My Older Brother Robin Krieglstein

Family, Stories No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

When I was eight years old, I remember sneaking into my older brother Robin’s room while he was practicing his speed reading skills on his bed. I’d pull up next to him with a book, meant for someone twice my age, and try my best at speed reading. The problem was I didn’t know 90% […]

13 Aug

Well, That Day Was Horrible

Random, Speaking, Stories, Traveling 4 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Kristen (pictured above) is my hero of the day, which I’ll come back to shortly, but first let me outline why today sucked so much. I woke up at 5am to catch a 7am flight out of NYC to Atlanta. Once I arrived in Atlanta, I needed to drive 2.5 hours to Tifton, GA to […]

18 Feb

Goodbye Utila, Honduras – Relocation 2012

ACbert, Stories, Traveling No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Without a doubt, ACbert and I have the perpetual travel bug. I suspect she has the bug more than me because she enjoys all the planning leading up to the actual trip. Much of the fun for her is in discovering the perfect location at the perfect price. I just like the trip. Our trips, […]

12 Sep

Why I’ll Never Fully Understand 9/11 As Much As You

Relationships are built on the number of emotionally charged shared experiences between individuals. 9/11 was a huge emotionally charged shared experience for America. The experience started on 9/11/01 and lasted for weeks and months afterwards. It seemed like all of America opted to put down their differences and pause to love their neighbor. It was […]

02 Sep

Happy 27th Birthday Michael Krieglstein!

Family, Stories No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Since I was only three years old when my younger brother Michael was born, I can’t say I remember anything about his actual birth except for family photos like the one above. But the next 17 years of growing up together were filled with plenty of great stories, so I figured it would be fun […]

23 Jul

Speaking Tip/Trick #1 – Wandering Eyes

Speaking, Speaking Tips, Stories No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Over the past seven years, I’ve done A LOT of speeches, trainings, and keynotes. Through it all, I’ve picked up lots of great tips and tricks related to both the art and business of speaking. Speaking is a skill that everyone can benefit from, so in the spirit of sharing, I’m starting a new series […]

19 Jun

Showering on Wall Street

A-Ha Moments, Family, Stories 3 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Up until I was about 14 years old, we took family road trips around the US every summer. Our trips involved my two parents, four bothers, and me packing into a VW Van stacked full of food and camping supplies. As we got older we upgraded to an RV with built in kitchen, bathroom, and […]