If you take three steps towards your goals every day for a year, you will be more than 1000 steps closer to reaching your dream life! This is something that stood out for me in reading Oola for Women by Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl. The book describes how to balance the 7 key areas in your life and have less stress, more purpose, and find the greatness within.
oo-la (noun): That state of awesomeness. It is when your life is balanced and growing in the seven key areas of life – the 7 F’s of Oola (fitness, finance, family, field (career), faith, friends and fun).
Reaching Oola is all about dreams and goals. The authors of the book (aka the OolaGuys) are collecting 1 million dreams in the form of handwritten stickers stuck on the side of their 1970 VW Surf Bus. How cool is that? They are on a mission to guide people toward finding more balance and growth in the 7 key areas of life – the 7 F’s of Oola (Fitness, Finance, Family, Field, Faith, Friends and Fun). By removing the stress from a life out of balance, they hope to help everyone reveal their greatness and purpose inside, leading to a better you, a better family, a better community, and a better world.
According to the OolaGuys, you can start building your OolaLife by taking a look at your own 7 F’s of Oola. You can find a questionnaire and an interactive OolaWheel at www.oolalife.com/Step1. By answering three simple questions in the 7 key areas of life, you will establish a starting point. The OolaWheel and the OolaScore will quickly reveal where you are today and expose which areas of your life could use some work.
My OolaScore is 628. My highest area is Family and my lowest is Field. This shows me that while I may not need to work on my family, my field is something that I could work on in order to reach my OolaLife. (This may be a bit unfair, as I don’t really have a field, since I’m a stay at home mom!)
After you get an idea of where you need to start, you will need to identify your goals and your OolaOne – the main goal you will be working on and the one you would write on a sticker and put on the OolaBus! You can do this by writing three goals in each of the 7 areas and then narrowing down these 21 goals to your top 7. From there, you pick your OolaOne – the single goal, that when accomplished, holds the power to spark the change that can transform your life. You can get the worksheets to start your OolaPlan right here.
Once you have your goal, you can take action towards your goal every day. You can download a worksheet to help you stay on your OolaPath right here – it is basically a template of a 3×5 card that you can use to write down your goals each day. If you take at least 3 steps towards your goal every day, that’s over 1000 steps in a year!
If this idea interests you, you can sign up for a free 21 day challenge in which you will receive 21 days of challenges via email that will include a graphic, a quote, and a detailed challenge to complete for the day. Some challenges will be easy, some will be hard, some will require you to set aside your pride, some may require you to find some courage, and others might just make you do something you said you’d never do.
You can also read the book, visit the website, or catch the OolaGuys on their tour! You can submit your own dream on their site if you can’t make it in person to the bus either by sending in a sticker found inside your copy of the book or by requesting your own sticker.
Since the area in my life that I found needs the most improvement is my field, I have decided to concentrate my goals on my blog. I need to come up with a goal that is specific, measurable, realistic and time-based and I’m going to write it here so that I’m held accountable! My goal is to reach 10,000 monthly views on my blog by next June!
Have I intrigued you? What do you think your OolaOne goal would be?