Interview with Grandy Soleman Oley (@grandyoley)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Whoaa!! As a world business traveler, I have been traveling around the world for almost 7 years. Almost 80 countries in 5 continents made me full of experiences and memories. Visiting many countries, cities and exploring beautiful places made me addicted to travel more and more. Until one time, I got an idea to make this my job and can get money from traveling. instead of spending money to travel, I can get some money while traveling the world. This started when I had a dream to visit Singapore for the first time when I was in college. In Indonesia, these 3 countries are the closest and the cheapest place to go abroad Indonesia. As Indonesian, we can go there without a visa. I finally got a chance to travel alone in South East Asia countries such as Malaysia Singapore and Thailand. Starting from there my family and friends are interested to join my trip. They asked me to join my trip wherever I go. I started to travel as a business and gained money from 1 person, two-person, 5 people, 10 people, and so on. And a year ago I had a chance to bring 70 people to the USA with Traxist. Before I made my own company (Traxist) I worked with a travel agency for 2 years. Right after, I build Traxist Travel Indonesia with my colleague and was ready to bring people to see the world.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I can visit many places in this world for free because of my Job. The most interesting for me was when my customers asked me to travel and accompany them to visit 7 wonders of the world. That was one of the most interesting ones when you can visit them all for free and travel across the globe.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
The first impression is the key! When I got a chance to give my service and hospitality, do my best. The best campaign and advertisement is the mouth of our customer. Words will be spreading out fast. When you give the best of you and impress the customer with your great service, they will recommend you as soon as possible to their family and friends. I even have a lot of customers who never met me in person. They heard about my company from someone else. I even have a chance to accompny one of The Indonesian ministers to join my trip in the past. The minister himself did not know me, but my colleague recommended me to them because my company has a very good service. It just comes that way and from many people.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I am so blessed to know and have those people who have always supported me till now. Ups and downs are normal. I thank My family and closest friends are the people who always supported me from the beginning. When I started this business, I am sure when you do it with your heart and got support from the people you trust, everything gonna be okay.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Yes of course. For me, Succesful it means you can make be a very good person as example and impact another people and motivated them to be successful like you. Success is when you can make other people successful, even can be more successful than you.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
With God, all things are possible: Matthew 19:26. When you put God in the first place, I believe that everything is possible. Many blocked paths, obstacles but God is always my guidance and shows me how to conquer them all. I also have another quote: Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
You can reach me through my Instagram account: @grandyoley and my Facebook: Grandy Oley
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
Not just a world business traveler, I also joined and became the writer of Pinterpoin. Indonesian largest website for credit card points, mileage, frequent flyers, and Hotel hacks and tricks. I gained Elite status from some major hotels in the world and was able to fly with business and a first-class tickets for free.