Are you happy, growing and balanced in your career?

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


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.


This month, I’ve been sharing a series of quizzes that Oola uses to pinpoint where you are and what you need to work on. Today, that 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.


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?

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.


You CAN eliminate the stress, create better boundaries, and bring more balance to your family life.


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 donate 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 at contact@kcessentials.net 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!