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How To Win The War Within - The Best Of 2022 Part 1: Ollie Ollerton

In a special series of episodes, I take a look back at the highlights of 2022, and the conversations that have set the world of discussion alight on the On A Mission Podcast.

In Part 1, we revisit the inspirational interview with Ollie Ollerton, whose military career began at the age of 18 when he joined the Royal Marine Commandos and toured operationally in Northern Ireland & Operation Desert Storm in Iraq.

Ollie talks to me about the defining break points in his own life and talks candidly about his self-destructive battles with addiction, and how he fought back against depression and anxiety to become an example of true victory in the first of our new end of year, mini series.


  • There is no external fix for happiness. The only way to find true peace is to look internally and repair the problems that take root inside of us.
  • When we are set back by challenges, we need to look for the teachings within that and take it as a message to ourselves. Life has taught us something valuable, and we must reframe setbacks that way.
  • Beating our addictions is the key to unlocking true productivity. This is never more obvious than when we take a break from substances and look at the things we can achieve, and how quickly achievements come.
  • The power of visualisation can show us what is possible, and can help us to separate ourselves from a situation and take a step outside. This gives us the time and opportunity for reflection about our next direction.


'The war wasn't out there. The war was within'

'People have got to start understanding that when things happen to us in life, we have to analyse them and ask what is the message?'

'It's like having a robber that's locked on the inside and robbing from you constantly'

'That was a life-changing moment for me'


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Ollie Ollerton LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/double-o/

Ollie Ollerton Twitter - https://twitter.com/ollie_ollerton


Not so long ago, life was barely recognisable for Ellie McKay, raising three children under five, battling post-natal depression, facing redundancy and walking into the job centre to claim benefits with a double pram, no confidence, and wracked with insecurities.

Fast forward to today, and life looks very different. Ellie committed to turning her life around for herself and her family. Following this commitment, she got to work and has now built multiple successful companies, as well as having created a multimillion-pound property portfolio from a standing start.

Ellie is now on a mission to make a positive impact and add value to others through her podcast which has attracted phenomenal guests worldwide. The show is specifically to help those trying to reach their full potential through its inspirational and motivational content, as well as challenging conventional wisdom to discuss all the “hot topics” in a relentless pursuit of the truth.


Website: http://www.elliemckay.com

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