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I’ve long been jealous of the feeling that musicians can give to their fans through their songs. Sometimes all it takes is for the opening note of the song and instantly their fans are taken to another world and feel like they are on cloud 9. Just listen to the passion and energy in the song below, not just from the musician, but also from within yourself. It’s amazing how quickly music can change our mood. I remember reading some “brain based research” on how music bypasses the pre-frontal and goes directly to the amygdala, thus explaining how quickly it impacts our mood.

As a speaker, I’m jealous. I spend a full 60 minutes trying to get students to have the same emotional reaction that a song can do in 10 seconds. And, I suspect if a student listened to my same talk 10 times in the same day, the emotional reaction would quickly diminish each time, but if the same student played their favorite song 10 times in a row, they’d have the same emotional reaction each time, just as strong. It’s a reason I use music so much throughout my talk, and probably why I want to someday be a singer and write songs of my own. Someday…

Tom Krieglstein
Tom Krieglstein

Tom started his first business, an online retail store, as a junior in college which he grew to $1.5 million dollars in annual sales. Through his second company, Swift Kick, Tom has spoken to over half a million leaders around the US and the world including South Korea, Indonesia, and Bermuda. Tom was named the #1 leadership speaker an unprecedented 5 years. He’s a TEDx speaker, Guinness World Record holder, and has co-authored the Amazon.com award winning book “First Year Student to First Year Success.”And on a personal note, Tom lives in New York City, was named after a cat, and loves peanut butter.