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

Will you be prepared if life knocks you sideways?

Get your family protected with the wills,
power of attorney, healthcare directives, and estate planning documents you need.

For more than a decade, Chanel Reynolds has been helping millions learn
where to start, what’s important, and how to get it done.

Ready to Get Your Shit Together?

After losing her husband in a tragic accident, Chanel Reynolds founded Get Your Shit Together in 2013 to demystify estate planning and make it easy and accessible for everyone. With free templates and checklists to get you started, along with classes, online events, and private sessions, Get Your Shit Together is the easiest way to prepare for the eventual and the unexpected.

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Get advice and free templates for end-of-life and estate planning, including:

If estate and end-of-life planning has you overwhelmed, procrastinating, or uncertain where to begin, get help, organized and started on critical documents and details you really need:

Wills document your instructions for who-gets-what after you die and who is in charge

Living Wills (or Advance Healthcare Directives) your end-of-life wishes (and what you don’t want) if you’re unable to speak for yourself

Funeral and Memorial where your body goes after you die and your funeral or memorial wishes

Guardianship & Custody documents who will care for your children, dependent adults or pets

Medical Advocate designate who you want to have legal authority to communicate with family and doctors about your medical care

Financial Power of Attorney who will help handle your financial affairs if you cannot

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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...