Get Your Shit Together

What Matters Most. Because hoping for the best is not a plan.

Get Your Shit Together

Founded by Chanel Reynolds
Author of What Matters Most
Co-founder of GYST.com

Life Goes Sideways

I founded Get Your Shit Together in 2013, and GYST.com in 2015, to help people complete critical end-of-life planning documents like wills, living wills and advance care directives, and having an emergency savings and the right insurance to be less vulnerable. When my husband was killed in an accident I wasn’t prepared, and it made an impossible time even harder. Hoping for the best is not a plan – so let’s make one!


In her new book What Matters Most, Chanel Reynolds, founder of Get Your Shit Together, tells readers everything they need to know to prepare for when life goes sideways.

On July 17, 2009, Chanel Reynolds ‘got the call’ we all fear: her young, athletic husband, José, had been struck by a van while cycling. One week later she removed him from medical support and drove home to tell their five-year old son. In the wake of his sudden death, Reynolds realized that she was completely unprepared for what came next.

Simply put, she quickly learned she did not have her shit together—and when it comes to preparing for life’s eventualities or “what ifs,” it turns out that most of us don’t, either. Read more...