Podcast: Where you are is where you must begin (Oola 2 of 3)

oola podcast Jul 07, 2021

In this talk I continue where I left off last week (see www.Jenkins.tv/blog/170), talking about the Oola story. My piece in it, anyway…

Right now, Oola is in the middle of a global launch. In fact, it’s HAPPENING the day this podcast airs— 7/7/2021.

The goal is to positively impact 1 BILLION (yes, with a “B”) over the next 7 years…

And, even though Beth + I have bought Into the vision (and invite you to join us), that’s not where it began for me…

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About seven years ago I met Dave + Troy, the Oola guys…

Seeing someone else do some of the things I wanted to do stretched me into some of what I do today…

👉 Writing books

👉 Learning about email funnels

👉 Understanding how websites + webpages work

👉 Social media

The first book I pushed out to a larger audience was about natural health + essential oils.

Here’s the current edition:

(Available on Amazon = Book- https://amzn.to/2YWbVlv, Kindle- https://amzn.to/2YUQvVR )

Here’s the connection to Oola—

👉 Hearing Dave + Troy speak the first time awakened me to the idea that I could write that book— and push it out into the public space

👉 The guys actually wrote the foreword to the first edition

Here’s where it gets even more interesting (for me, anyway):

Travis, now the CEO / C0-founder of Oola Global was the COO at Young Living Essential Oils at the time I wrote that book…

He became by de-facto “fact checker” about the history of the company, as well as some of the data I provided about current operations. Then, in a real sense, he opened a few doors for me to help share that book with others.

Over the past seven years I’ve gotten to know all three of these men in various forms…

Here’s a pic of me interviewing Travis onstage at an event back in 2015.

Sometimes, people ask if the CEOs, CFOs, or other leaders are who they appear to be on the stage…

… Travis, onstage and off, walks with a humble-swagger, a gentle confidence that is genuinely FOR other people, consistently calling for the best in them.

In fact, during a tough chapter of my life, well after he’d moved from his C-level position at Young Living to help lead Isagenix (two companies he helped grow to $1 billion + in annual revenue), he reached out via text… just to check in, as he knew I was in the midst of one of the most difficult fights of my life…

When I first learned of the Oola Global opportunity I was “sold.” All in— as they say.

About halfway through the discussion I learned Travis was involved— and it gave me even MORE confidence that this was an incredible opportunity.

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Anyway, back to the Oola guys—

I’ve seen them up-close-and-personal a few times, as well. In fact, we hosted two different events in Birmingham at which they spoke— one that was a “normal” event and another that was on the Oola Dream Bus tour…

The guys decided to collect one million dreams— on stickers— all over the VW bus. I watched, that night, as people approached the bus, many with tears in their eyes, placing the dream out there…

… the thing they wanted desperately to see change.

👉 rebuild the marriage

👉 find a group of friends, so they didn’t feel alone

👉 reignite their faith

👉 climb out of debt

👉 navigate towards a career that fulfilled their purpose rather than just providing a paycheck

👉 cling to their kids in new ways

We held the bus stop at Avondale Brewery, so the guys drove into the backyard, where concerts and events are held. Then, they spoke to a crowd in the open air environment…

Music blasting.

Beer + food trucks + more…

It was, well, an experience…

Here’s a pic during the talk.

During the rocky estrangement-separation-divorce chapter I lived years ago, Dave also reached out. If you know his story, you remember that back in 2008, just as the economy collapsed, his life fell apart, too…

“You OK?” he asked. Then— “You might not feel like you are, but you will be… I promise.”

In a real sense, he spoke to me— multiple times— in ways that couldn’t be quite communicated with bumper-stickerisms and cliche Bible verses that others wanted to toss at me…

I get it. I believe the Bible.

But sometimes, even though the verses ARE TRUE, you need something MORE than just a few words…

“If you need me, reach out,” Dave told me— more than once. “Most of the time my day is packed. But if you message me early in the morning, I’ll find a window for you and connect that day.”

And he did…


Eventually I found myself in a better chapter… just like he and others promised would happen. One May, Beth + I headed to the beach, to 30A.

“Get a picture of that bus,” I told her. “I’m going to send it to Dave. It’s a blank canvas…”

In a real way, I felt like it was a blank canvas for me…

This pic is a real life boomerang…

… a reminder that “The Lord is patient… wanting all to experience true life” (2 Peter 3:9, my translation).

Remember, I had at one time lost everything.

And by everything, I mean everything…

💔 Marriage = gone (ever had the one you were in covenant with just, overnight, freeze you out?)

💔 Finances = obliterated (been to less than $100 in your checking account?)

💔 Faith = big gasp— what was God doing— and was this God or was this me?

💔 Career = 💣

But God is patient. That’s what 2 Peter 3:9 says…

And, it’s KINDNESS— His kindness— that leads us to Him (Romans 2:4).

He doesn’t wipe us away, erasing us from His life like others might… that’s what He does to the memory of our sins + mistakes— not what He does to US (Psalm 103:12).

 

I grabbed the pic, but then forgot to send it to Dave…

But…

In the patience of the Lord…

3 days later, after I forgot to hit send, Dave reached out to me…

“Man, I was just thinking about you over the weekend…”

“Well, I was thinking about you, too,” he said. “Do you want to become a certified life coach with Oola? If yo do, I’ll train you and certify you myself…”

That eventually led to where we are today…

Because the first people to learn about the Oola Global launch were the coaches…

… and I wouldn’t have learned about it if I wasn’t a coach.

… and I wouldn’t be a coach if I didn’t go through a bunch of poo that led me to lose the life I thought I was building.

… and I wouldn’t have connected with those guys during that season in a new way if that season didn’t exist.

… and I wouldn’t have connected with them then if I didn’t meet them during a “better” time before.


Every time I go to 30A, I grab a pic with that bus, usually when I’m riding my bike from one end of the stretch of road to the other…

See, here’s one…

And…

I don’t know about you, but you *may need a reboot, a re-crank…

I did. And got one.

Things. Have. Never. Looked. Better.

(Hard road to get there, but all things work together for the good, right?)

Here’s the deal…

Where you are isn’t who you are.

It’s just the location of where you happen to be.

But…

… and this is important….

Where you are IS where you must begin.

Hop on— we’ve got room for you. Let’s enjoy the ride.

 

 

 



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