We had the good fortune of connecting with Tom Tolman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tom, how do you define success?
I like the way famous radio broadcaster and business leader Earl Nightingale of Nightingale-Conant couched it. He said , “success is the progressive realization toward a worthwhile ideal.” I would add that its very close to the formula for happiness – progress. Making progress in any goal area, That doesn’t mean always crossing the finish line, it means making progress, moving forward in any of our 8 goal areas : financial, educational, relationship (personal or business) , career, family/home / recreation. mental-emotional-spiritual, physical/health/vitality, and service – giving back to your community or charity. I would to that “formula” of progress; control or influence over our selves, and last being aligned with our values.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
For years I worked in the radio and wireless communications field from working for Motorola, to 9-1-1 centers, to research and development at the University of Denver Research Institute to author of The 7 Gears Between Cause & Effect ( Gaining Mastery Over Your Outcomes, Results and Conditions) to real estate. most proud of my family. I am most excited about expanding the message in the 7 Gears Book and Program. Obtaining a BSBM and Masters Degree in Technology Management helped me professionally, but it wasn’t the defining factor in any of my successes. was it easy? no, Rewarding? yes. life Lessons ; in real estate its about location, location, location, in business and life its about relationships, relationships, relationships, whether it’s business or personal. In the book I talk about what I call the “Collaboration Continuum” and how go from building rapport to commitment, to buy-in, to the highest level, ownership. Read The 7 Gears Between Cause & Effect from Itunes, Amazon, B&N color version e-book or print! There’s been a lot of talk and publicity about the “Law of Attraction” but The 7 Gears delves into 7 interactive factors at work in our lives between what’s been called the Iron Law Cause & Effect. These 7 factors or gears as I call them are not my invention, but rather my discovery. In the right order and sequence, these 7 gears have the potential to accelerate positive change and shave off years of frustration in getting to the next level or upgrading our internal operating system.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
In my area Denver : Casa Bonita the one made famous by South Park , silly fun. Got’ta do it once. Mile -Hi stadium for a Bronco game or Coors field for a Rockies game. In summer a visit up to the top of Pikes Peak or over to Rocky Mountain National Park and watch the moose & elk. For dinner we jet down to San Diego area to Little Italy and enjoy some of the best Pizzas and Italian food around. While in San Diego I would hang out around Seaport Village ( I sure hope the fudge shop can get back in business after last year !) Mai tais on Coronado Island at the beach shack at Coronado Hotel.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Keith Quinata and Jenni Summer Studios photography. And my wife Jeanette and rest of family for support in getting my book The 7 Gears Between Cause & Effect out there.