Finding Your Awesome-ness with Oola University

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July 2, 2016
Wellness, Purpose & Abundance - Jim & Beth Mayhew Blog Post

What in the world is Oola?


If you’re like me, that must be the question you have in your mind right now. I fought off learning about Oola for months. Yes, I’m a stubborn individual. I just wasn’t making an effort to understand Oola’s connection with Young Living and when we first heard of it at Convention way back in June of 2014, I just didn’t get it. I couldn’t tell if it was a philosophy, a product or a campaign.

Turns out if I had been paying better attention, I would have known that it wasn’t only a best-selling book, but a lifestyle that I desire.

Sometimes I feel like that’s the story of my life. When something so big, so important and so life-changing pops right into my lap and my best response is, “What… Huh?” Well, I’m here to tell you that you need to get to know Oola. It’s a #gamechanger.

My favorite part of this journey we’re on with Young Living is about growth. I’m talking every. single. day. growth. I’m doing things that take me far out of my comfort zone and it’s illuminated areas that I really need to work on. And that’s a very good thing.

Dr. Dave Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl (both are former chiropractors) are the authors of the book and the Oola University program. Dave is the #OolaSeeker and Troy is the #OolaGuru. It’s their real-life story of how the two colleagues (and friends) have discovered how to balance their lives in every key area, not just professionally and personally.

In their own words, they describe Oola as a “state of awesomeness” and they’ve identified 7 areas in our lives that we all need to seek balance in:

Oola: Find Balance In An Unbalanced World
  1. Fitness
  2. Finance
  3. Family
  4. Field (job/profession)
  5. Faith
  6. Friends
  7. Fun

The concept is that when we get out of balance in one area (Fitness, for example), it begins to unbalance the other areas with it, as if all seven areas are connected with a rope. And in my personal experience, they’re 100% right.

For example, an area I struggle in is Fun. I’m wound up pretty tight at times. It’s the Achiever – Responsibility Strengths of my makeup that prevent me from letting go of duties, projects and responsibilities to a point where I simply stop enjoying life and having fun. So when that happens, other areas begin to be affected:  Friends, Family, and even Faith. And as those begin to slide, they’ll begin to pull the remaining areas with it (Finance and Field). DANG!

What I need is more balance. Heck, it’s what you need, too! Admit it, you’re just as messed up with stuff as I am. Maybe it’s not with Fun but maybe it’s with Fitness or Faith. You get the idea.

You are designed for greatness and a purpose, so why settle for ordinary when extraordinary is within you?!

Oola is a collection of very sincere stories that we all can relate to, and each has a positive message and action-steps we can take to find the balance we seek. Dave is the #OolaSeeker. His story grips you right from the beginning; a man who “had it all” and then hit rock bottom. It’s at his rock bottom that he finally got the courage to call his good friend, Troy, (the #OolaGuru) to help him climb back up and out of the hole he found himself in. The book is the juxtaposition of the two men’s journey — leading them to write the book, and ultimately develop the Oola University program.

What is Oola University?



We’re bringing the 7-part Oola University course to you!

We were so pumped about Oola University and so inspired about the change we’ve seen from just reading the book, we purchased the program! We realized we had to bring this back home to share with you!

That means you don’t have a big investment – your only investment is the $25 Oola University workbook which you can buy here.

We want you to join us this Summer to go through Oola University together. It’s our belief that getting together as a small group is a great way to forge new friendships, lift each other up, offer hope and encouragement, and to help us stay accountable to improving our lives. We’ll be an Oola “tribe!”

The end of Summer is a perfect time to start. Fall represents an “energy time” where the weather changes and the lazy days of Summer have given us the much-needed rest and recharging we need. That’s why we want you to join us… this is about making time to commit to improving your life without worry, guilt or regret — enjoying life in the moment!

The 7-course program focuses on overcoming #OolaBlockers:

  • Fear
  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Self-Sabotage
  • Laziness
  • Envy
  • Lack of Focus

I look at these and realize that any given time I experience these blockers… But instead of wallowing in them and feeling defeated, I’m choosing to overcome them with #OolaAccelerators:

  • Gratitude
  • Love
  • Discipline
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Humility
  • Wisdom

Our Oola friend, Chaly explains what the Oola University course looks like in detail:


Let’s do this!

Want Oola University near you? Let us know! We’re planning to host the 7-course program Weekly near you, starting in August 2016. The first course will be in or near our hometown, Vinton, IA. But we’ll be looking to host it in the Cedar Rapids area soon, too!

We recommend you purchase two items:

  1. The Oola book:  Oola – Finding Balance In An Unbalance World (<<<< Click on the link to buy it on Amazon)
  2. The Oola University Workbook (<<<< Click on the link buy it from the Oola Store)

So are you IN? The best way to find out when the first session begins is by email. Subscribe to our email list or watch Facebook page for updates!

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