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Podcast: Live by design, not default (Oola 3 of 3)

oola podcast Jul 21, 2021

Oola is about finding balance— and growth— in the seven key areas of life (Fitness, Finance, Family, Faith, Field, Friends, & Fun), while living with less stress…

… so that we can live our purpose.

The digital framework uniquely bends to you— and then pushes you forward by providing you with curated videos and suggestions specifically for you.

The daily tracker— on an app— marks your progress, checks daily streaks, and provides built-in accountability (and celebration) for your progress…


In this video I talk you through the product itself…

👉 we discuss the 70 questions you answer— as you build out your “Oola wheel”

👉 we talk about the Design My Life Blueprint you create— that location of where you want to be

👉 we chat about My Breakthrough Experience, the initial 90 days that move you through the blockers, beyond the setback mindsets, and right into the accelerators

👉 we chart My Personalized Path…

👉 we outline the daily tracker— and talk about how it navigates you from your current location to your best case scenario…

(You can watch the product demo at


After all of that, I take a quick turn and bend this talk into a Bible study…

That is, we talk about SIN.

Specifically, I highlight Romans 3:23— “all have sinned.”

Here’s my take—

One of the biggest issues with sin is that it distorts the image of glory we’ve been designed to carry.

(This is one of the life lessons I’ve learned the hard way, BTW— school of hard knocks.)

The greater issue is this: sin creates a distortion of our unique form, of the greatness we were given from the very beginning. Sin keeps us from seeing who we really are. Sin hinders wholeness, completion.

It holds us back from out destiny.

The word hamartia (the Greek word for "sin") actually means "without form."

ha = the Greek prefix which means “without”

✅ martia = the word derived from “meros,” meaning FORM or DESIGN.

That is, the word sin doesn't just mean "failure."

Rather, it actually means that we've walked away from our true identity, the blueprint we were given from the beginning of time.

That’s a lot different than you typically hear it preached at church services, isn’t it?


Here’s a BIG IDEA— >>

If you get your identity right-- if you walk in your true design-- the morality takes care of itself. In fact, all of the other issues do, too.

So, when he writes about sin, Paul calls us to something greater than a do/don't mentality… he beckons us to elevate ourselves above the rules of right vs. wrong and walk in the beauty of who we were designed to be (Romans 15:15).

In ancient literature, the word meros ("form," the root of martia) is often used of blueprints— that is, designs for buildings. If the design isn’t solid, the final product is distorted from what was intended by the architect.

Paul reminds us that we have a perfect design. Sin isn’t just a moral issue, then; sin is a decision to walk away from our eternal design.

In fact, the second HALF of that Romans 3:23 tells us precisely the FORM we’ve missed…

“All have sinned and fallen short of glory…”

That is, our original intention— and the thing which Jesus redeemed— is a restoration of that glory, that value, that “weight.”


I love how, rather than appealing to a legalistic “do vs. don’t” mentality, Paul calls us to something greater... to shine as the people we really are.

That’s the subject of this week’s talk…

And this Oola framework is a tool to help you walk in that design…



How much does it cost?

The first month costs $77. Each additional month is $47.

Oola carries a 30-day money back guarantee, and you can cancel at anytime.

If you want to do “the business side” there’s an annual fee of $50, which provides a website, business app, and the opportunity to earn an income.

Ambassadors (business builders) receive their product free if they have 3 members, meaning you could pay for the first month ($77) and your annual fee ($50) and never have to pay again.

So, either—-

👉 $77 + tax to be a Member.


👉 $77 + $50 = $127 + tax to do the business.

Link here for both options: 



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