What is Oola and how you can be a part of a movement that is shaking things up

What is Oola and how you can be a part of a movement that is shaking things up
What is Oola? Oola is a life that is balanced and growing in 7 key areas of life: faith, family, field (career/purpose), finance, fitness, friends, and fun.  Based on a framework created by the OolaGuys, Troy Amdahl, and Dave Braun, it is the only framework that combines eLearning with in person support that also encourages authentic community and accountability. It is designed for people who want actual results in pursuit of balance, growth, and purpose during these unbalanced times.

Here’s a short video that explains this more in depth.

I’ve known Dave and Troy for nearly a decade, so when the opportunity to partner with them to help others apply the Oola principles to their own lives became available, I jumped at the chance to be a part of the movement they’re creating. They want to positively impact the lives of 1 Billion (with a b!) people over the next 7 years. How cool is that?!? These guys are passionate, they’re focused, and they have the experience and knowledge to make it happen.

Who’s this for? There are several reasons to be part of this movement. Here are just a few:
  1. Those who appreciate the opportunity in being first
  2. People passionate about helping others
  3. Aspiring and proven pros looking for something different
  4. Those who see value in personal development
  5. People looking to work from anywhere
  6. Individuals who want to create multiple streams of income
That last one is so important – especially in today’s uncertain world. Having a side hustle or a part time income is great but having one that doesn’t require that you physically show up somewhere is better.

Who’s this NOT for? This list is a bit shorter because I believe that most anyone benefits from the Oola framework. Here is that list:
  1. People looking for a “get rich quick” scheme
  2. Anyone unwilling to learn and grow – personally and professionally
  3. People who don’t take responsibility for their own results
  4. People who judge, compare and see themselves as superior to others
I love that last one because I want to be in a truly positive and supportive environment with people who understand that when one of us wins, we all win.

I am extremely excited to see what the next seven years hold. While the product itself won’t be launched until 7/7/2021, as an Ambassador of Oola, I can get you in early if you like. Feel free to comment below if you’re interested if you want to attend a Zoom call,  or send me an email. I’d love to chat with you to see if it’s a good fit!

How to Keep Going When You Want to Quit

How to Keep Going When You Want to Quit

I remember early on hearing from people further down the road than me telling me, "you didn't get sick overnight and you won't heal overnight. No matter what, KEEP GOING." I don't know if I didn't take them seriously or wasn't truly ready to hear that, but it's 100% true. 

When you're at the point of having an autoimmune condition or chronic pain, you're going to have to put in some work, and there is no magic pill. I hope that's not too much of a downer to start with, but I don't want to BS you. I want you to know right off the bat that you will be challenged, you will want to quit, and you may stop and start a few times. This journey is HARD and, at times, can be the most confusing and frustrating process you'll ever go through.

The most important thing to remember is to never give up. 

So how do you do it? Is there a system to follow, a checklist, or a roadmap? Well, yes and no. Because we're all so individual and things can manifest in our bodies in different ways, there are some things that anyone can do. Some pieces require more attention. Clear as mud? Let me explain.

I always begin this conversation by talking about habits. I prefer habits over goals because once you establish a routine, it's still with you. A goal can be moved and changed in a way that may not bring about the change you need to feel better. 

How to start a new habit? James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results, says that habits that stick start by identifying what's in your individual 'habit loop'.  The Habit Loop consists of 4 parts in this order: Cue, Craving, Response, and Reward. I'll let him explain this in more detail here.

This is so important because once a habit is established, it becomes part of your routine.  And once it becomes a part of your daily life, you no longer have to rely on willpower or motivation, which removes a HUGE weight off your back that you don't need when you're healing. 

Something else that helps emotionally more than anything else is reading my Bible and praying. While that may not be for everyone, it is THE thing that keeps my mind focused and priorities straight. And on those awful pain days, I can cry out to the Lord, and He comforts me.  

My growing community of fellow spoonies is the best on those days too. They encourage me that today is today, and tomorrow can be better. If you don't have support at home, I encourage you to seek others who are on the same journey. I have a fantastic community that I'd love to plug you into, and it's totally FREE. 

If you are struggling to keep going, feel free to reach out to me, and let's chat. I know how lonely chronic pain can be and how it can feel like no one cares or understands. Please don't let that be you. I'm here if you need to talk. 

Feeling stuck and unmotivated? Here's what worked for me!

Watch this to be as motivated as Tony Robbins!

Something else that helps keep me grounded and motivated is my daily bible study. I LOVE the Through the Word app because it has you can search for topical studies as well as just picking a chapter and reading through it. You can find the app on the App Store and Google Play.

What are some things that keep YOU motivated? 

Feeling stuck and unmotivated? Try these tips and see how easy it is to move the needle!

Feeling stuck and unmotivated? Try these tips and see how easy it is to move the needle!
Watch this to get as motivated as Tony Robbins! 

In addition to those tips, I also pray and read my Bible daily. My favorite Bible reading app is Through The Word. You can find on the App Store and Google Play. It helps me keep my priorities in focus and my ego in this stratosphere. 

What are some things that keep YOU motivated?