Book Review: Oola Find Balance in an Unbalanced World

Oola by Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl


Authors: Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl

Hardcover: 241 pages

Publisher: OM Publishing; 1st Edition (November 15, 2012)

ISBN-10: 0985869402

ISBN-13: 978-0985869403

Buy it here: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Oola is not your typical self-help book. Oola is a “state of awesomeness,” it’s when your life is balanced and growing in the 7 key areas of life (Fitness, Finance, Family, Field, Faith, Friends, and Fun). Oola reads more like a collection of kick-butt anecdotes and sincere stories that just happen to have meaningful messages. Co-authors Dave Braun (The OolaSeeker) and Troy Amdahl (The OolaGuru) have been there and done that. Kurt Warner, NFL MVP, wrote the foreword. “What I have been seeking, and what I believe everyone is seeking … is an OolaLife.” Mark Victor Hansen (the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” co-author) says, “Oola is happy inspiration!” Oola has received glowing reviews from top authors, pro athletes, musicians, industry leaders, and Olympians. Need 7 more reasons to read this book: 1. Learn the three simple steps to balance and grow your life in an unbalanced world. 2. Uncover what blocks you from the life of your dreams and what can get you there faster. 3. Find out what you can learn from a drunken Thai monkey, a black Ninja, and zebra-striped underwear. 4. Why no matter what you have done or have failed to do, you deserve a better life. 5. Become inspired to take the steps, reach your milestones, and achieve your OolaLife. 6. Discover the 7 key areas of life you must balance and grow. 7. Unlock the secrets to taking your life to the next level.

My Thoughts:

I’ve just started reading my way through some personal development books that I have picked up along the way, and I have to say, this one started out a bit slow for me.  I wasn’t interested in reading all the personal stories about these two authors that was in every single chapter. I understand that they were just expanding on the 7 F’s of Oola and how it applied to their lives. But, I was like, I get it, your life is great now because you followed this plan. The reading started to pick up a bit more once I got to the Oola Accelerators and Blockers.  But, that came half way through the book and the personal stories continued.  However, I appreciated that they didn’t try to sell a separate workbook, they INCLUDED it in the book.  They gave you all the tools that they thought you would need to personally find the Oola balance in your life.

If you’re a person that loves to read about other people’s experiences, how the choices they made affected their lives, and then can relate that back to your own life and experiences, this is a perfect book for you. For me personally, a brief overview of the contents would have been enough. Then, spending the time to dive into the workbook pages and work through the Oola plan. That is where I think the value, for me personally, is in this book.

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About the AuthorS:

The OolaGuys are co-authors of the International Best Selling book series that started with Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World. Dr. Dave (OolaSeeker) and Dr. Troy (OolaGuru) are renowned experts in a proper work-life balance. They travel the world helping people find balance and growth in the 7 key areas of life (the 7 F’s of Oola) – Fitness, Finance, Family, Field (career), Faith, Friends, and Fun. By revealing how to remove the stress related to a life out of balance, they unlock the greatness that is inside all of us. A better “you”, makes a better family, a better community, and ultimately a better world. The OolaGuys are committed to changing the world with this word (#Oola) and with their simple yet life-changing message.

The OolaGuys can be found collecting dreams across America in the form of handwritten goals on the side of a 1970 VW Surf Bus. They remain committed to changing the world with a word, one dream at a time, one person at a time, one sticker at a time.

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