Essentials to Get and Keep Your Shit Together Get your notebooks ready and check out this new conversation on the “What Nobody Tells Us” podcast with Christie Bishop. This episode is the ultimate guide to getting your affairs in order (and what happens if you don’t!) before the unthinkable or eventual happens.
From wills and advance directives to insurance, finances, family, parenting and relationships – this is the stuff you really need to know.
✅ Why it’s non-negotiable to get your sh*t together now – while the stakes are low
✅ What you risk losing if you don’t (think: money, assets, control, decision-making power)
✅ A step-by-step checklist of what to do and where to start
✅ Planning ahead before something should life-changing happens
✅ What to do in the moment once something has happened
✅ Navigating the estate of a loved one who has passed away
✅ How to approach a “get your sh*t together” conversation with reluctant relatives or aging parents
✅ References, e.g. companies and coaches to help you along the way
✅ Where to safely keep all your information once it’s organized digitally and physically
✅ What happens when someone in your family turns into an a-hole during difficult times
✅ Who is and is not responsible for the debt and of a deceased loved
About the podcast: “What Nobody Tells Us”
“What Nobody Tells Us” shares everything you need to know about the things no one wants to talk about. Our society too easily avoids uncomfortable conversations, leaving those going through tough times feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and stressed beyond belief. Few know this better than host Christie Bishop.
In 2009, at just 30 years old, host Christie Bishop’s life and career were turned upside down when her then-fiancee, Bryan, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given just six months to live. Christie’s life went from wedding celebrations and climbing the marketing corporate ladder to living the devastating realities of cancer caregiving and feeling isolated from nearly everyone she knew. Christie knows the continuous overwhelm, confusion, isolation and stress that comes with facing a difficult personal situation — it doesn’t have to be cancer — that society deems too uncomfortable to talk about. “What Nobody Tells Us” aims to demystify hard topics with compassion, insight, honesty and humor, supporting those who are going through it, as well as empowering friends and family to lean-in versus peace-out.
If you or a loved one are facing a life-changing diagnosis, struggling as a parent, confused about age-related hormone issues, battling weight gain, facing mental health challenges and more… “What Nobody Tells Us” is for you.
About the episode: From host, Christie Bishop
My guest is Chanel Reynolds, author of What Matters Most: The Get Your Sh*t Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life’s “What Ifs.”
On July 17, 2009, Chanel’s husband, José, was struck by a car while cycling near their home in Seattle. In the wake of his untimely death, Chanel quickly realized she was completely unprepared for what came next. What was the password to his phone? Did they sign their wills? How much insurance did they have? Could she afford the house? And what the hell was probate anyway? Simply put, when life went sideways, she didn’t have her sh*t together.
As it turns out, most of us don’t, either. We’re too busy, in denial, overwhelmed by too much information, uncertain where to start, or just uncomfortable having those difficult conversations.
Chanel learned the hard way that hoping for the best is not a plan, but you don’t have to. Drawing on her firsthand experience, expert advice, and the unparalleled resources she’s compiled for her celebrated website, Chanel joins me to lend a human voice to a warren of checklists and forms and emotional confusion, advising listeners on: