Author Archive for: Harry Olson
For 40 years, Harry has been helping people transform potential into enhanced performance. He is a psychologist and specialist in healthy competition, high performance and life optimization.
Harry is the author of six books, including The New Way To Compete (Lexington Books, 1990, 1991, Self-Help Books.com 1998), The 8 Keys To Becoming Wildly Successful and Happy (Insight, 1998, 2000), Power Strategies of Jesus Christ: Principles of Leadership from the Greatest Motivator Of All Time (Triumph, 1991, Random House, 1999), and Joy and Victory NOW! How to Attain “The Peace That Surpasses All Understanding” (Phil. 4:7) (Chana, 2012).
Harry received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Tennessee (1972) and his B.A. (1966) and Ed.M (1968) from Temple University. He also completed two years full time undergraduate training at Philadelphia College of Bible and one year at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. In addition, he received training in medical hypnosis from the University of Maryland Medical School, and studied with the Director of The Institute of Sport Psychology of Orebro University in Sweden, and holds a Certification as a Master Life Coach from American University of NLP.
He has served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University and the American Institute of Management, and as an adjunct consultant with The Center For Quality and Productivity, University of Maryland Business School. He also served on The Maryland State Department of Education High School Assessment Task Force. For over ten years, Harry served as the psychologist, and served on the Vocations Committee, for the DE-MD Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He remains continuously active in his church life.
For more information, please visit harryolson.com.
Entries by Harry Olson
I used to think that love was the greatest force on earth. Lately, however, I have come to recognize that the greatest human force is something else, something deeper, something even more fundamental. I’m talking about the power of expectation. It can move mountains, save life, and when used negatively, destroy life. How do expectations have such power? The answer lies with your subconscious mind. Your subconscious controls your automatic actions and physiological responses, habits, creativity, and even your perception. That’s right. It controls what “vibes” and other cues in your environment that you will see or not see. We… Read more.
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How do you feel about getting more out of life than you currently do? Can I ask you if you’ve found it harder than you thought it would be to achieve all you’ve wanted in life? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple way you could learn to think that made it easier to succeed and get what you want, than it was to struggle and eventually fail… Can you imagine it being easier to succeed than to fail? Too good to be true isn’t it? Well not if the way it’s taught is completely different to anything else you’ve tried before… Please don’t misunderstand me, the techniques you are about to learn are similar, maybe even the same. But what’s different is the way it is taught and the way you learn. If you’d like to try ‘something very different’ for yourself… Check out for free the first five chapters of my friend Andy Shaw’s book