Tag: success

26 Jan

Book Review: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Books No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

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, […]

06 Feb

Wipe-Out Almost Knocked Me Out

Dreams No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

After six rounds of messing up, I was ready to give up. I couldn’t get my legs to leap far enough from one platform to the other. I kept falling down into the mucky green water below as the blow horn of failure echoed through the sky. The crowd collectively cringed each time my face […]

09 Sep

Do You Really Want To Succeed?

It was 12pm and the room was full of tired first-year students from western New York State who were waiting for me to show them how they could be successful while in college and ultimately in life. On the screen behind me it read, “Dance Floor Theory: The Best Part of College.” I knew this […]

28 May

Building a Company is a Marathon [QUOTE]

“Pixar has been a marathon, not a sprint. There are times when you run a marathon and you wonder, Why am I doing this? But you take a drink of water, and around the next bend, you get your wind back, remember the finish line, and keep going. Fortunately, my training has been in doing things […]

05 Apr

Oh Shit Moments

ACbert, Self Insight, Traveling 2 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Last month I went on a ski trip with friends to Mount Snow. It was my first time at Mount Snow and only my second time skiing in many years. Growing up in a flat-land state, Illinois, didn’t provide many opportunities to ski beyond the local converted garbage hills. I like skiing, and now that […]

10 Jan

HIndsight – 01/10/12 – Red Eyes and the Home Stretch

Entrepreneurship, Hindsight No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

I’m on the last few days of a month long sprint to build the V1 of our new product we’re launching called AlumniChoose. Today I woke up at 7am and worked almost solidly till just a few minutes ago. With breaks for lunch and such, that’s almost a 14 hour day. The past month has […]

21 Dec

How Bad Do You Want It? [VIDEO]

Inspiration, Leadership, Videos No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

“When you get to the point where all you want to do is be successful as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”

05 Dec

Nobody Tells This To People Who Are Beginners [IMAGE]

Hat tip to Nate St.Pierre (though don’t know where he got it from). Reminds me of a previous post I did in 2009 called The Vision Gap.

22 Sep

Nobody Got Rich on Their Own… [QUOTE]

Business, Entrepreneurship, Quotes 1 Comment by Tom Krieglstein

Borrowed this from my friend Jamison Kingfield because it speaks a lot to my views on success in business and life.

29 Nov

Failing to Walk 100 Times

Entrepreneurship, Family No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Learning to walk is an amazing process. Over Thanksgiving I watched my 10 month old niece try over and over to walk but each time ending with her falling to the floor on her butt. Without crying, blinking, or even taking a breath over her failure, she got back up and tried again. For hours […]