Hi. My name is Olle, and I’m a writer (among other things).
Welcome to my blog. This page gives you a crash course on me and answers the most common questions.
I love compelling stories, travelling the world, and helping others grow. I believe in effort, learning, and having fun.
I started this blog in 2012 with some burning questions:
- How can we live up to our potential and lead a fulfilling life?
- What makes some people more successful than others?
- How can we pursue our dreams?
What I found in my search was a community of like-minded individuals sharing many of the same struggles.
Here is where we rage war against our fears, where we come together to find the courage to listen to ourselves and act on that tiny voice inside our heads.
If you have a passion for stretching yourself and changing the world, then this blog is for you.
I usually publish one article per week and I always seek to serve my readers. If you want a first-class education on personal growth, sign up for my free e-course (I’ll send you a complimentary special report when you confirm):
What people are saying
I have been lucky that people say some nice things about me and my work.
~ Zi Yie Xie // Content and Promotions Manager at Hannabee Entertainment
~ Nick Kenn // General Manager at Flippa
~David Siddall // Marketing Executive and Web Publisher
~ Louise Ulveland // M&E and Reporting Officer at UNESCO
~ Doug Hendrie // Author of AmalgaNations, writer and lecturer
~ Yury Petrov // Postgraduate Student
~ Laura Wood // Freelance Illustrator
~ Rebecca Brown // Student at International House
My favourite blog posts
Here are some of the most popular articles on this blog (you may want to get started by reading these first):
- You’re Good Enough
- Are You Making These 7 Stupid Mistakes in Your Life?
- 10 Meaningful Books You’ll Want to Read Before You Die
- Take 15 Minutes to Make a Big Difference
- The 5 Essential Questions for Longterm Success
- How to Kiss Your Bullshit Excuses Goodbye
- 13 Timeless Lessons from Walt Disney
- Why You Must Show Up and Do the Work
- What Gets You Through a Bad Day?
- So, You Think You’re Smarter Than a 5-year-old?
- Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
As seen on…
You may have seen me in the following places:
Who Is Olle Lindholm?
Originally from Stockholm, I moved to Barcelona after graduating from high school and spent four months living together with a host family.
In Spain, I travelled around and met people from all over the world. I learned that life is what you make of it, and that you must take responsibility for yourself. No one is going to hand things to you. You choose where to go next.
So, I decided to pack my bags again. This time I was fulfilling a childhood dream: I was moving to Australia. I graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2012 with a major in Creative Writing and Communication. I also finished a Diploma in Spanish, where I fell in love with Don Quijote and Pedro Almodóvar’s films.
After graduation, I worked for an app company that made educational children’s games. I managed a team of translators and voice-over artists and we had a lot of fun.
But my dream came true when I became the editor for Flippa. Here I wrote articles and managed a team of writers. Unfortunately, my mum got sick and I wanted to be with her. She is recovering, and it feels good to be home.
I’ve written and guest-blogged for numerous magazines, publications, and blogs. (To find out more about my writing, check out my portfolio).
I’m also a translator, motivational coach, and consultant. If you’re interested in working with me, check out my contact page.
Connect with me
This blog is my home base. But you can also find me on these social networks (in order of how much I use them):
Rules and stuff
My lawyer friend asked me to put this in here, and I’d be a fool to ignore his advice.
Internet is full of nasty trolls, but this is not a place for them to meet. Offensive, rude, and disrespectful comments will be removed.
General rule of thumb: Be nice and helpful. Works wonders both online and off.
This site also contains affiliate links, which means that I get a small commission if you decide to buy from those links (at no extra cost for you). I only support products that I have personally used and that I would recommend to my friends and family.
Stay in touch
I hope this blog challenges, inspires and motivates you to do something meaningful with your life. If it does, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. Get my best material in my free e-course (with exclusive content and offers):
P.S. I will never sell your private information to any third parties. That’s against everything I stand for. You can unsubscribe from the course at any time, so why not give it a shot? You owe it to yourself to tap into your potential, and become the best of what you can be.