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

Hoping for the best is not a plan.

Chanel Reynolds is the founder of internationally-praised GetYourShitTogether.org, author of What Matters Most: The Get Your Sh*t Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life’s “What-ifs”, and co-founded GYST.com after her husband was killed in an accident and she became a widowed, solo-parent overnight. She learned that taking care of a few, simple things like basic estate, emergency, financial planning, and end-of-life documents in advance can make a hard time a little softer. Her mission is to remove as much ‘optional’ suffering from life’s hardest moments by talking about what matters today – it’s easier than you think!


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...