Are you happy, growing and balanced in your career? Do you need to make a change in 2021? This past year has been a wake-up call for many people—and not always in a bad way.
For instance, if you were isolated at home for 8 weeks, perhaps you discovered how much you love the calm environment, slower pace, and being at home with your kids full-time. If you were furloughed or laid off, maybe that gave you pause to think about what you really want.
Whatever your wake-up call was this past year, why not commit to making 2021 better than ever?
I’ve mentioned The OolaGuys before. Their book and coaching program, Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World, teaches a simple formula for creating a life that’s balanced, happy and growing.
I’ve been sharing a series of quizzes that Oola uses to pinpoint where you are and what you need to work on. If you have missed some, be sure to go back and check them out. Today, the assessment focuses on your Field—one of The 7 F’s of Oola.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your career (field)? If you answer “1,” that means low/bad/least true, while answering “10” means “high/good/most true”:
• I would rate my overall job satisfaction........... ____
• My job financially meets my needs................. ____
• I love my job............................................... ____
• I feel as if I am doing what I was created to do.. ____
• I have solid goals for myself in this field........... ____
• My current job doesn’t interfere with
my family and personal time......................... ____
• My job makes the world a better place............ ____
•. My job utilizes my natural gifts and abilities..... ____
•. My current job can support my
.. long-term financial goals............................... ____
•. My job offers the opportunity to grow
.. personally, professionally and financially......... ____
How does your scorecard look? If you want to improve it, I’m here to help. Together, we can make sure you’re focused on getting what you want and on pursuing new opportunities with confidence. In fact, you can make massive progress in just 10 weeks with the Oola Coaching Program—delivered jointly by The OolaGuys and me.
I have a J.O.B. that I love. It doesn't feel like work. It's not tedious or monotonous. It's rich and rewarding and I know you can find that sweet spot, too.
Message me and we can jump on a 30-minute call to discuss how coaching can work for you. Or check out the 10-week Oola Coaching Program for details.
Just for fun, drop a comment below and share your most important career insight.
Can I ask you a tough question? What was it like being isolated with your family during the lockdown? If you discovered that your household is a war zone and your marriage is on life support, improving your family relationships should be a major priority in 2021. Maybe even your first priority. My husband and I did exceedingly well during our quarantine, but it wasn't without work. We've spent a lot of time over the last few years working hard on our relationship and it paid off during quarantine. I know others weren't as lucky.
You CAN eliminate stress, create better boundaries, and bring more balance to your family life. I know it because we've done it. We still have relationships to work on, but things are as good as they've ever been and it's a joy to be where we are now!
But first, let’s figure out where you are. It’s the first step to creating a plan for improving your future.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your family relationships? If you answer “1,” that means low/bad/least true, while answering “10” means “high/good/most true”:
•. I would rate my current family situation......... ____
•. We eat at least one meal per day together as a family.................................... ____
•. My immediate and extended family is functional.... ____
•. Thinking of family makes me feel happy......... ____
•. I am honest with my family members............ ____
•. I work hard at being a better family member... ____
•. I set aside personal time with my family without phones......................................... ____
•. My family is loving, patient, supportive and respectful.......____
•. I hold no hurt feelings toward any family members......................................... ____
•. I feel I spend enough time with my family to meet their needs...................... ____
When I first read the book Oola: Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World, its authors—Dr. Dave Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl—recommended strategies for improving family life. “Family” is one of The 7 F’s of Oola: a proven formula for living a life of less stress, more balance and greater purpose.
As a Certified Oola Life Coach, I help clients not only create goals across all 7 areas of life, but also prioritize their tasks and—most importantly—stay accountable to accomplishing them week by week. In fact, I’ve joined forces with Dave and Troy to bring my followers the Oola formula via a 10-week coaching experience designed to transform your life, your finances, your relationships and more. Message me and we can jump on a call about it.
Are you hoping life will get better in 2021? For many people, “better” means improving their finances. If 2020 has left you wondering what could possibly get worse—if your income’s been impacted and your debts have become overwhelming—realize that, with the right plan, your finances CAN improve. You can be free of debt. You can improve your earnings. You can invest for your future.
When I first started working with The OolaGuys to become a Certified Oola Life Coach, I discovered that the Oola formula has over a million followers around the world. Story after story appeared on their Facebook page of people who had hit major financial goals. Some paid off over $100,000 in debt, got better-paying jobs, or moved into their dream house.
It IS possible. And today, I want to help you assess where you are with your finances. It may be a wake-up call, but it’s the first step toward getting past the overwhelm.
Let’s see where you’re at.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your finances? If you answer “1,” that means low/bad/least true, while answering “10” means “high/good/most true”:
•. I would rate my current personal finances........ ____
•. I’m saving at least 10% of my earnings for
.. nonretirement purchases (car, vacation,
.. down payment on new home, etc.)................. ____
•. I’m totally debt-free (except my mortgage)....... ____
•. My monthly income exceeds monthly expenses ____
•. I’m investing at least 15% for retirement.......... ____
•. I have an emergency fund equaling
.. at least seven months of expenses.................. ____
•. I have the proper insurance........................... ____
•. I tithe regularly to my church and donate time
.. to charities with no expectation of anything
.. in return..................................................... ____
•. I have a complete/updated will or estate plan... ____
•. I have a budget and stick to it every month....... ____
If this assessment was a wake-up call, I’d like to help. The 10-week Oola Coaching Program is a game-changer for anyone who wants to live with less stress, more balance, and greater purpose.
Message me and we can jump on a 30-minute call to discuss what coaching is like and how it can work for you.
What’s the first step YOU need to take toward improving your financial picture? Drop a comment below and share it!
Did you know? It’s impossible to achieve your dream life without knowing where you are now. When I coach people in the Oola principles, one of the first things we do is find out where they are in life. You need to be honest and know your starting point so you can measure your progress!
Just like when you use your smartphone’s maps app to get directions, the first thing that shows up is where you are at this moment—represented by a little blue dot. Plug in your destination, and your smartphone will use GPS technology to give you step-by-step, mile-by-mile directions from your current location to your desired endpoint. But before you can go anywhere, you need to know exactly where you are right now.
Over the next few posts, I’ll be leading you through a where-are-you exercise in the seven areas we cover in the Oola Coaching Program: fitness, finance, family, field (career), faith, friends and fun. We call these “The 7 F’s of Oola,” and by the time you make it though those posts, you’ll have a checklist of things you’d like to improve. Are you ready? LET'S GO!
Let’s look at the very first of The 7 F’s of Oola: fitness.
I'm going to start right here because this is the one I struggle with the most. I have such a hard time taking time for me. There is always another load of laundry to do, another bed to make, another floor to sweep, another meal to prep....you get the idea.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your health, fitness habits and mental wellbeing? If you answer “1,” that means low/bad/least true, while answering “10” means “high/good/most true”:
• I would rate my current health....................... ____
• How close am I to my ideal weight?................ ____
• I would rate my overall mental health............. ____
• I do 3+ cardio/resistance sessions a week........ ____
• How hard do I push myself during exercise?..... ____
• I am active outside of exercise sessions........... ____
• I practice relaxation daily.............................. ____
• I love my life and have little stress.................. ____
•. My meals are nutrient-rich and contain the
.. proper calories for my body.......................... ____
•. I eat a balanced diet and avoid processed foods and fast food...................................... ____
So? How did you do in your Oola Fitness assessment? If you didn’t like your numbers, start planning some changes for 2021. There’s still time. In fact, the 10-week Oola Coaching Program is the best formula I’ve discovered for getting from where you are to where you want to be.
Check it out at the website (or message me) and let’s work together over the next couple months to transform your life in 2021. I’ll be your biggest cheerleader and most supportive guide to getting there.
Can you believe it? 2020 is almost over. Which makes these final months of the year your best opportunity to make sure 2021 is more balanced and more abundant. If you are like most of the world, this year has felt a bit chaotic and haphazard.
If you’ve been following my posts, you know that I’m big into getting what you want in the 7 major areas of life. It’s something I learned from Dr. Dave Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl—The OolaGuys—who teach how to create balance in our unbalanced world.
Now, as a Certified Oola Life Coach, I help clients address what’s not working for them in the areas of fitness, finance, field (career), family, faith, friends and fun. Then we go to work correcting those stressors and bringing about the lifestyle, relationships and financial security you need to be happy, balanced and growing. Because, after all, who doesn't want to be happier, more balanced, and growing in all the right directions?
Two Months to Go: What Will YOUR 2021 Look Like?
With October winding down and this whole crazy year almost behind us, people are starting to call 2020 a wash. The Lost Year. An epic fail. But before you give this year the heave-ho, why not spend the last couple of months of it deciding what you want your next year to look like? Why not start putting the tools in place to make 2021 so great that you don't give 2020 another moment of negative energy?
Whether it’s make more money, be home with your kids, improve your marriage, have fun, get healthy, or something else – the Oola formula gives you the steps to get there. The key is to decide where you need to make changes, write out your wish list, and start taking small steps every day toward 2-3 goals at a time. It’s a three-step process that’s part of the 10-Week Oola coaching experience that I offer to my clients.
The reality is that you can have anything you want, but you need to start focusing somewhere. Follow my next few posts and you’ll have a wish list of things that will transform how you live—and even who you are as a person.
Have some ideas of what you want already? Whatever your wish list includes for next year, drop a comment below and share it. Maybe some of those dreams and wishes feel so big that you don't feel like you can even put them to words. (Pssst....they are NOT too big!)
The Oola formula can be a big help toward getting there—so if the 10-week Oola coaching experience is something you’d like to pursue as 2020 winds down, message me and we can jump on a 30-minute discovery call to explore the idea of working together on your goals. I’m here to help 2021 be a breakthrough year for you.