ABOUT THE BOOK

Oola is a “state of awesomeness.” When your life is balanced and growing, you are living the OolaLife.

You were created to live that life—you were designed by God for greatness! Before you were even born, God placed within you a special gift that no one else has and a purpose that no one else can fulfill.

It’s not easy trying to live up to your true potential when life gets in the way. It’s difficult to see the greatness within you when life is out of balance.

As a culture, we are losing our way: we’re forfeiting our health and self-esteem—37 percent of us are clinically obese; we’re overcommitting and overspending—personal debt is at record high; we’re not feeling the love and failing our relationships—53 percent of first marriages end in divorce; we’re overworked and under-appreciated—55 percent of us wake up each morning to face a job we hate. On top of all that, we’ve forgotten how to have fun, our faith is weak, our hope is shaky, and our Christian principles are constantly tested.

Thankfully, the Bible has a lot to say about these things. The Oola principles incorporate biblical teachings into practical, effective platforms to help you overcome the stressors and create the awesome life you were meant to have.

You’ll learn how to avoid the 7 OolaBlockers that prevent you from accomplishing your goals and you’ll learn how to apply the 7 OolaAccelerators that propel you forward toward your greatest potential.

Plus, you’ll learn how to create balance and fulfillment in your life by optimizing the 7 F’s of Oola: Fitness, Finance, Family, Field (career), Faith, Friends, and Fun.

TALKING POINTS

  • Focusing on faith – the most important of the 7 F’s of Oola
  • How faith got Dave through the most challenging season of his life
  • Our culture is adrift – 37 % of us are clinically obese; 55% of first marriages are end in divorce; 55% of us wake up each morning to face a job we hate.
  • What the Bible has to say about living the OolaLife
  • Jesus was the original Oola expert: how he gave us a picture of how to live the OolaLife on this earth

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Young Living Convention (July 17-19, 2019)
  • Holiday gift giving – perfect gift for the Oola follower and those looking to strengthen their faith
  • 2019 Oola Dream Tour, stopping in Lansing, MI (Aug. 10); New Orleans, LA (Sept. 20-21); Salt Lake City, UT (Sept. 26-29); Mexico City (Nov. 7-9); Houston, TX (Nov. 16) and Las Vegas, NV (Dec. 6)

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Troy Amdahl (Phoenix) is a native of Rochester, MN. The “OolaGuru” graduated cum laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University, then became a devoted husband and father (has 4 kids), and a successful businessman who travels the world, retired debt-free at 42, and an Ironman triathlete. Once a year, he and a group of friends―including Dave, the “OolaSeeker” who sought him out as a mentor―would meet to set goals and find balance and growth in the key areas of life―the synthesis of which became the philosophy and movement that is Oola.

Dave Braun (Salt Lake City) is a native of Napoleon, ND. Dave found material success at a young age while under the mentorship of Troy who taught him how to live the Oola principles of balance, but eventually drifted from them and found himself bankrupt, divorced (with 5 kids), disconnected, and living in a motel. At rock bottom, he sought out Troy, knowing he needed help to get his Oola back. The OolaSeeker vowed that if this worked, he would share Oola with the world. It did, and today, he and Troy travel the country in a 1970 VW surf bus, speaking to groups, collecting dreams, and helping people find balance, purpose, and growth through the 7 F’s of Oola.

ENDORSEMENTS

“Troy and Dave don’t just write about the principles in this book, they live them out. And for years, I’ve had a chance to watch them do it as we crossed paths across the country at events. These guys love life like few people I’ve ever met! If you’re looking for practical, fun, life-giving advice, start here.” – Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Finish, Give Yourself the Gift of Done

“Instead of seeking work-life balance . . . strive for work-life fulfillment. Oola for Christians shares how to achieve true work-life fulfillment, what roadblocks you may face and how to blast through them, as well as ways to accelerate your success. It is entertaining, informative, and will drive you to take action.” —Sharon Lechter, CPA, CGMA, author of Think and Grow Rich for Women, coauthor of Success and Something Greater, Outwitting the Devil, Three Feet from Gold, New York Times bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, and 14 other Rich Dad books

“With advice that will ignite your spirit and inspire you about the future, the OolaGuys’ latest book hands over the keys for growing in every area of your life. Jump on the OolaBus with Dave and Troy, step on the gas, and let God take you on an amazing journey to the life He’s planned for you!” —Danny Gokey, Grammy-nominated recording artist and Dove Award recipient

“Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl have done it again! With life-changing, paradigm-shifting, crazy good advice, you’ll discover how to create a life that’s balanced, growing and focused on living and loving like Jesus. Plus the stories will make you feel like you’re not alone on your journey toward greater faith and more joy. I loved it.” —Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series

“A must-read for anyone looking for ultimate balance, both natural and spiritual, in all areas of life. Personally, we love that there is a book about not only making Jesus the centrality of your life, but challenging us to prepare our minds, souls, bodies, and finances for what God wants to do in our lives.” — Aaron and Becky Lucas, Citipointe Church Northern Colorado