I met the Oola Guys a couple of years ago at a company convention. They were in the Expo area, where all day long they were busy sharing their message, their book, Oola, Find Balance in an Unbalanced World, and snapping crazy pictures with their fans. I didn’t know what exactly their message was, I had never read their book and I was not a fan. However, I was curious and wanted in on the fun. So, despite their resistance, I convinced a couple of my friends to stand in the line for a picture.
It was at the end of a long day and these guys had been working their booth the entire day. I expected them to be tired, bored of meeting people that they would never remember, slightly annoyed at our antics, and in a hurry to be done. But they weren’t. They were genuine, funny and friendly. They even took a couple of pictures because the first one didn’t turn out great. It was a good laugh, and we all walked off without their book. I still wasn’t sure what their message was about, but they left an impression on me.
The next day, I was planning on going to a certain break-out session at the convention I was attending, but when I got to the door, the class was full. Disappointed, I moved on to my second choice and found it full as well. The same thing happened with my third choice. I didn’t even have a fourth choice, so I ended up sitting in a presentation by none other than the Oola Guys.
As I sat in that seminar, a light began to dawn. I was (and still am) a busy Mom, working a full-time, night-shift job, homeschooling my kids, and working to get a home business off the ground. My big goals seemed to be taking me further and further away from my reason for the goals – my children and my husband! I was tired, frustrated and didn’t have a clue what to do about it. But as I listened to the inspiring message, I began to see a way out of my frustration.
What is Oola?
So what is the Oola message? What is Oola? Oola is a state of awesomeness when your life is balanced and growing in the 7 key areas, known as the 7 Fs – fitness, finance, family, field, faith, friends, and fun. This is based on the premise that you are built for awesome. You were made to live a “dream lifestyle of simplicity, tranquility, abundance, and opportunity.” And this is done by finding and living your unique Oola life. Sound good? To me, sitting in that seat a couple of years ago, it sounded like heaven.
Even as they spoke, I began to examine my 7 key areas in life. My fitness sucked. I never exercised. My finances were horrible. In fact, my finances were the main reason that I was working on this home based business. My family was suffering because of my long hours. I hated my career and was constantly stressed by it. As for friends and fun, they were at the bottom of my list.
I began to realize that my frustration was rooted in the fact that my life was completely unbalanced. What good is a successful home-based business if everything else in my life was destroyed in its’ wake? In the seminar that day, I committed to myself that I would work towards achieving a more balanced lifestyle. I bought their book and began to follow the simple steps outlined in it. Learning where I was starting, where I wanted to go, and how I planned on getting there.
Creating an Oola Life
It didn’t happen at once. Creating an Oola life takes time and effort! But as I look back to where I began, I feel a sense of accomplishment. I have learned to practice gratitude instead of anger. My focus changed to loving well from feeling guilty. I became disciplined with my time management instead of lazy. Now, our homeschool time has become something I look forward to every day. My relationship with my husband, which was becoming strained under the pressure, is now a source of comfort and inspiration to me. I changed jobs and my home business is growing. My life is not perfect, but it’s closer to balanced now than it was a couple of years ago!
Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World for Women
Are you a Mom who needs a little balance in her life? The Oola Guys have written a book just for us Moms: Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalance World for Women! It’s scheduled to be release on May 2, 2017 and will be available at Barnes and Noble and on Amazon (for 40% off right now!).
This book follows a similar format as the first Oola book, but is written especially for women. It includes stories that from many different women, who’s struggles and triumphs you will identify with. It’s kinda nice to know that you are not alone.