Tag: family

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 […]

08 Jan

Appreciating My Older Brother Daniel Krieglstein

Family 1 Comment by Tom Krieglstein

In 2008, Annie and I were one of three engaged couples left, out of 50,000, on the NBC Today Show Race to the Altar with the hopes of winning a million dollar wedding. The day before our final day on the show, I was speaking in Springfield, IL at a school and due to bad […]

17 Jun

Bonding our Family Across the Atlantic – Happy Father’s Day

Family No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

My dad was born in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia (which at the time was under Germany rule) and lived in Germany through most of his college career before coming to the U.S. His ties back to our European roots are extremely strong. In fact, today he is flying to Europe for a four week trip visiting all […]

16 Jan

Mental Rock Jumping (Dealing with Uncertainty)

(This was written by request to be included in an upcoming friend’s book) During my childhood family vacations that took us far west away from the flat plains of Chicago, I used to love rock jumping with my brothers. We’d find a rock, put a leg back to wind up, jump, and land safely…most of […]

26 Dec

Top Ten Things That Make Me Happy

ACbert, Family, Self Insight No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Blogger James Altucher challenged his readers to create a list of the ten things that make you happy. Here’s my list… Spending time with my wife Spending time with my family Building things people value Building financial wealth Spending time with friends Reading (learning) Traveling for pleasure Being active (soccer, hiking, etc) Daydreaming Connecting with […]

17 Nov

Keynote Review – Ido Leffler of Yes to Carrots

Tonight Ido Leffler, the founder of the fashion product line “Yes to Carrots,” spoke to the NY Entrepreneurs’ Organization at the Trump SoHo ballroom. Here are my short-hand note take-aways from the talk… In sales, he’d inject an urgency into trying to get a meeting with someone. If he were coming to NYC for a week, he’d […]

04 Nov

My Dad’s Life as Told by his 2 Yr Old Grandson [VIDEO]

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My dad turned 70 this year and in celebration my oldest brother, Robin, had his son record this cutness filled video. 

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

The Krieglstein Family Retreat 2011

Family, Images, Slideshow 2 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

About a year ago my brother’s wife, Suruchi, brought up the idea of doing a big surprise 40th birthday bash for him. At the time, the rest of the brothers were excited, but planning something a year out with my family is next to impossible. Fast forward a year later and over the past weekend, […]

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 […]