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‘Yes, You Can!’ Make Your Dreams Come True

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It’s been 8 years since I published my first book. And last Saturday, September 15th, 2012, I launched my 25th book called, ‘Yes, You Can!‘ at Universitas Indonesia’s library. Thanks @NouraBooks and @UI_Library for making it happen.

It was a mixed feelings. I still can’t believe that there are people coming to an event just for me (and my book). I still can’t believe that thousands of people already read my books. I still can’t believe many things that happened to me, the person I’ve evolved to be.

I have changed from a regular ordinary student in my teens, to someone who has build high impact tech startups like NulisBuku.com, write 25 books, have my own boutique and named one of 50 inspiring people selected by editor in chiefs in Intisari Magazine this year, before I reach 30 years old.

I got a lot of questions from “How you do it in such a young age?” “How you can finished writing that many books?” “How to start?” “How to eliminate fear of starting?” etc.

I also met a lot of inspiring and successful people. I make sure I surround myself with those positive and supporting friends or new friends. I make a habit that everytime I meet them, I will notice their qualities and even asked them about the secret of their success, what is their values  in life.

My observation towards life, the answers of my successful friends about their success principal, the answers to the most asked questions for me, are all there in my new book, ‘Yes, You Can!’

For the launching event purpose, I invite my followers to share their #YesYouCan moments. Here are some of them:

@NyiPeDe@NouraBooks My #YesYouCan, menjadi TKW pula mewujudkan mimpi saya membangun pondok sederhana untuk ibu, kami tdk lgi kontrak :’)

@andifacino15 my #YesYouCan moment: mendapatkan motivasi dari @nulisbukuuntuk menerbitkan buku, dan akhirnya sudah menerbitkan lima buku.

@iiphcheMy #YesYouCan Moment: lulus spmb, komunikasi UI, di saat banyak org yg menganggap remeh dan bilang impian gue impossible. Thx to @FhiaFT

I am very pleased to let you know that this book has inspire many young people to do something with their life and they write to me to express that.

@kasihdita Mbak Ollie, bukunya keren! Hope I can be like you one day :)

@WangiMS Eh suka dengan part Susi, si office girl di #YesYouCan nya mbak @salsabeela. Nice!

@DianRuZZ “Appreciating People” di #YesYouCan nya Ollie kereeenn ^__^

@kretarianto I’ve read your #yesyoucan book. It’s a burst coming out from the hidden chest, inspirative!! Great job, Ollie!

Some of my readers write about it in their blogs:

http://erlrights.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/yes-you-can/

http://www.rawinah-ranarty.com/2012/08/yes-you-can.html

http://navika-anggun.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-book-yes-you-can-by-ollie.html

So, if you’re curious, buy ‘Yes, You Can!‘ on your favorite bookstore (if you buy in Kutukutubuku.com you’ll get 15% OFF and my signature on the book). After you read, please mention me @salsabeela with your comment and rate & review the book in GoodReads or your blog.

All your dreams will come true. Yes, You Can!

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  1. Diski

    Hello! I bought your new book couple days ago. I never read any of your books before, but I quiet enjoy reading this new one. :) It is inspiring and enjoyable to read. The only thing that i don’t really like is why you use both English and bahasa indonesia? Is it because you took some of the stories from your blog?

    Anyway, thanks to inspire me. Hope you can be happier and more successful.

    Ps. i don’t know why i write this comment in English.

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  2. Handini Audita

    Hello Ollie..!!! I first heard your name from my boyfriend, Gama.. And by the moment he talked about you, I thought, “Gosh… You are such an inspiring super woman!!!” (lebay but true..:p).
    I bought your book yesterday and successfully read the whole book in just 3 hours (bukunya bikin nagih sih.. hehehehe). Your book inspires me to do what I have to do to make my dreams happens.. Dream.. Believe.. And Make it happen..

    Hope to be able to see you in person soon..:*

    Kisses…
    Handini Audita

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