An Open Letter to Busy Professionals Who Feel Disorganized at Work and at Home:
If you say these things on a regular basis…
⟾ “If I don’t do this, it won’t get done (or done right).”
⟾ “I’m a big-picture thinker—how can I be expected to manage all these details, too?”
⟾ “Why on earth did I agree to do this? I always take on too much.”
…then you’re in the right place.
Let’s start with the obvious. You’re good at what you do—bringing your expertise to people who need it most, taking care of every last detail, and then running your household, too.
You care…a lot. Maybe even too much. And you wouldn’t change that about yourself.
However, this constant juggling to keep all your priorities at the top comes at a huge personal price, and you’re not sure you can afford it anymore.
⟾ Your email inbox is never empty.
⟾ You’re always running late to catch the next appointment.
⟾ And you live in constant fear of letting other people down.
Your brain churns with reminders, to-dos, worries, and projections.
You’re never off—even when you’re off.
People notice your distraction.
And it hasn’t slipped your mind, either.
I mean, how could it?
You’ve tried everything—from paper planners to apps to whiteboards to even hiring an assistant. And none of it worked.
Along with the stress of picking up the balls you drop, you wonder when you’ll ever have time to take a step back and focus on your most important goals and dreams—from getting back in shape to taking a “real” family vacation to making more money.
You keep saying, “someday…” But even that is starting to look like a fairy tale.
However, there’s that one magical day per year…
The one day when you finally feel like you’ve gotten your shit together.
The day you leave for vacation.
Somehow you get everything finished before quitting time, and you’re ready to walk out the door and have fun.
You feel relaxed, in control, and can’t stop smiling.
All your clients are on track, your colleagues are up-to-date with what needs to happen while you’re gone, and your invoices are paid.
You are on top of it all.
Right now, you only get that feeling one day per yer.
However, once you Get Your Shit Together, you can feel this way every single week.
Think about that for a minute.
You can walk out of work in vacation mode every single Friday and enjoy your weekends in all the ways you’re missing right now.
With your family…your friends…and even take time for yourself and all those dreams you put on the back burner.
And your business keeps growing while you do it.
I created Get Your Shit Together (GYST) to help these types of people:
If you’re a Fixer, then you’ve never met a problem you didn’t want to solve. You’re the center of your family, your circle of friends, and every organization you belong to.
You get things done.
Your kryptonite is over-committing, jumping into everything without checking in on your priorities. You save the day on a regular basis, but the cost of your heroism is that you don’t have any time left to fix your own problems.
Are you a Big Idea kind of person? If so, then you don’t know how to think small. You’ve got a vision for your company, your life, even the world…however it stalls every time you get ready to take action. Why?
Because the overwhelming tasks of everyday life keep you grounded when you most want to fly.
If only you didn’t have to deal with the details, you’d already have made your mark. Regular life is sucking the energy out of your magnificent plans.
The Whirlwind’s road in life is paved with good intentions. She says yes without thinking or checking her schedule, and then she’s surprised when she forgets or double-books.
If this is you, then you almost never say no. You find yourself procrastinating and avoiding your to-do list until it’s too late, and you often have excuses as to why you didn’t do as you promised.
Whirlwinds get so caught up responding to everyone else’s requests that they become numb to their own needs and dreams.
Any of those sound familiar?
If you’re wondering how I figured you out so quickly, I haven’t been spying on you. Let me tell you about the years-long process that put me in a position to help you today.
I was avoiding building the business and life I wanted, and “fixing” everything else made it easier to ignore what I was neglecting in my own life.
I was “busy” but not successful. And it took me a long time to realize I was setting up my routine and even my relationships to honor busy-ness over real success and happiness.
I don’t mind admitting my struggle…now.
But back then? Hoo boy, I didn’t want anyone to see behind the curtain.
It wasn’t until I read the book, Finding Your North Star, by Martha Beck (Yes, the Oprah Martha Beck!), that I finally found a ray of light.
I’d been going about things all wrong, trying to fit myself into systems and jobs and lives designed by and for other people.
When I clicked on what mattered most to me, everything else started to make sense.
That set off years of personal and professional work to discover what made me (and everyone else) tick. I became a certified life coach and certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner (a level of geekiness that I never expected to reach).
Then I took that deep personality and process knowledge and started busting up existing systems for success.
I broke them down completely…pulled out each piece…and examined all the ways they could work for different personality types.
Then I tested it on real people. People just like you.
I helped them discover their best ways of working. Polished strengths. Compensated for weaknesses.
Then I put those systems back together in ways that gave those people a framework for success on their own terms.
Get Your Shit Together is the life-changing result of that long and messy process.
And now I offer GYST to you in a convenient, guided 6-week program.
The Complete Course
Through live 1:1 calls with me and support from the GYST community, you’ll discover how to organize your work so you can make more money and enjoy your personal life again.
Over the course of 6 weeks, you will…
- What makes you tick so you can build a system to support it
- How to get all your worries out of your head and into a workable plan
- When it’s okay to say no—and how to do it with grace and style
- How to renegotiate so tasks fit you better
- How to turn your big ideas into doable projects
- Your inbox go to zero every single week
- Your kids every night without distraction
- An entirely new way of managing your life—one that feels as comfortable as an old shoe
- How to balance your workload with your personal life
- You can trust your calendar again
- What to do every single day—and in what order
Most importantly, you’ll feel confident that your daily actions support your bigger goals, and that every single day you are building a business and life you’re proud of.
Here’s How We’ll Do It
Every week you’ll have a live video lesson with me. You’ll get worksheets and a “put it into practice” homework assignment focused on your real life and business. Everything you do in this class is in service to our overall goal of Getting Your Shit Together.
Introduction: The CCORE Model from Getting Things Done: the art of stress-free productivity, by David Allen
What You’ll Gain: By learning how to Capture, Clarify, Organize, Review, and Engage, you’ll have a successful productivity framework you can then adapt to your own personality.
Section 1: Capture
What You’ll Gain: Get those worries out of your head and into a trackable system! This “external brain” we’ll build together remembers everything for you so you don’t have to waste your mental energy on simply remembering everything. Then you can use your brain for what it is meant to do—solving problems and being more creative in your life and business.
Section 2: Clarify
What You’ll Gain: Always know whether an item is worthy of your time, and if so, what all the steps are to move it to completion. No more crossing it off your list and adding it to the next day for weeks on end.
Section 3: Organize
What You’ll Gain: Now that you know what needs to happen, getting it organized into your project plans and calendar is next. This is also where you decide what gets trashed, moved off to the side as a someday/maybe, or delegated to someone else. And there are simple rules to follow to make this easy.
Section 4: Reflect
What You’ll Gain: A weekly practice of reflection allows you to refine your processes and your projects. This continual checking in means you’re never out of touch with what you want or how to get there.
Section 5: Engage
What You’ll Gain: Learn 3 different models to determine what to do next (especially when surprises happen). Pick the one that suits you best, and you’ll never be at a loss for what to do, no matter what the outside world brings to your front door.
No More Lone Ranger: The KYST Community
Once you’ve Gotten Your Shit Together, you’ll get lifetime support from the Keep Your Shit Together (KYST) follow-up program.
You’ll get at least 2 live calls with me every month, plus the support of the KYST community—people just like you who’ve graduated from the GYST program.
That means 6 weeks of learning, followed by ongoing support as you work your system.
The one thing you can’t make more of is time.
It is finite resource, every moment so precious you’ll never get a do-over.
The past is done, whether you like how you spent those hours and days or not.
But the future? The future is up for grabs.
You can invest in the status quo by holding on to the same old excuses…
- “I don’t have time to do this”…but isn’t that kind of the point in regaining control of your schedule?
- “I can’t stop everything I need to do in order to think about this kind of thing!” If your family, friends, and personal goals aren’t more important than your to-do list, then what are you working for?
- “I have too many people relying on me.” Then you certainly don’t want to risk letting them down!
- “I’m not an organized person.” Everyone says that until they find the system that works for them. Then it just feels natural.
- “I’m too creative for this kind of thing. I don’t like to be boxed in.” Every creative person with a body of work uses a system.
Or you can invest in your future, today, protecting your most valuable asset and using it in a way that enhances your business, your relationships, and your life.
When you register for Get Your Shit Together, you’ll get:
- 6 1:1 calls with me, your expert guide
- 11 handouts to clarify your lessons and put them into action
- 6 weekly next action challenges to keep you on track
- 24/7 access to GYST community support via private Facebook group
- Ongoing support through KYST after the program (with at least 2 live calls with me per month)
You could work with me privately and pay upwards of $5000 for this same training, not including bonuses and community support.
Or you could hire an assistant to help you get organized, though the specialized help you’ll need probably amounts to at least $50/hour. That works out to $1000 per week for part-time help, or $52,000 per year—and that’s after you find, test, and teach a system that works for your life and business.
Or you could invest in GYST and see your business and personal life flourish like never before.
This is life-changing work. And it doesn’t happen overnight—but you will see significant results in just 6 weeks.
However, I want you to feel 100% confident in your investment. If after 6 weeks of doing the work in the GYST program you do not feel you’ve gotten any value from it, I’ll happily refund your money.
All you have to do is show me your completed assignments.
What Happens After You Purchase
You’ll get an email from me confirming your purchase. (Be sure to send this to your bookkeeper as this tax-deductible under Education.) Then you’ll get an invitation to our private Facebook community.
You’ll then get a short intake form to help me customize your experience. Within 1 business day, you’ll hear from me to schedule your first session.
(You’ll always have the ability to schedule sessions at your convenience with my online calendar.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Could I learn to do this on my own?
Of course you can. You’re a smart person. However, even with a free schedule (which you don’t have), this will take you months or years, at a significantly higher cost than this program.
I have a lot of competing priorities. Why should I do this first?
Of course you do! You’re a busy person. And that’s why GYST should be top of your list. Once you complete this program, everything else in your life is easier to manage, from work tasks to carving out personal time with your family. This is the foundation that makes everything else you want to do possible.
What if the meeting times aren’t convenient?
You schedule your own lessons through my convenient online calendar.
Can I split the fee into multiple payments?
Yes! You can make 3 convenient payments of $450, spaced out at 2-week intervals. Email me and I’ll set it up for you.
Will my sessions be recorded?
Yes, you’ll have full access to your recorded sessions.
Regain control of your business and life in just 6 weeks…even if you’ve tried every other other system or think you’re too busy.