Design Your Life

Update: The Design Your Life program is currently closed to new members. Please contact Customer Support with any queries.

How To Design The Life You’ve Always Wanted

What You Get

With the Design Your Life Program you get:

Design Your Life Program – Your New Life Starts Here

A comprehensive 1-year program for changing your life across 12 important areas

An interactive workbook every 4-5 weeks to use on your computer or to print out and write on

Weekly e-classes that step you through the workbooks, week by week

E-booklets to accompany 3 of the modules:

  • How To Be Wise & Happy (with Happiness Strategies module)
  • How To De-Clutter Your Life (with Home module)
  • Inbox Zen: 7 Simple Steps For Making Peace With Your Email (with Technology & Social Media module)

A 20-page Program Guide detailing your 12-month syllabus

A 122-page interactive Action Planner for setting and reviewing your week-by-week action steps

Accountability Forums where you commit to your weekly actions

Support Forums where you can share tips, strategies and advice with, and learn from, other members

Additional tips and support via the blog and newsletter

185-page interactive Life Makeover Journal on completing the program

No contracts – you can cancel at any time

Bonus – Unlimited personal access to more than 550 organizing and goal-setting tools, for as long as you’re a member.

How It Works

The Design Your Life Program is a comprehensive 1-year program for achieving your goals, organizing your life and being your best.

We cover a great deal over the course of the program, but I’ve broken it down into weekly, bite-size activities so it’s simple and manageable, never overwhelming. And we focus on a one area at a time, so you gain momentum and insight.

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Here’s How it Works:

Each 4 or 5 weeks you receive a module workbook for one of 12 important life areas – the areas most people target for self-improvement.

Design Your Life Workbooks

12 Modules

The 12 life areas we cover are:

  • Personal Development
  • Health & Fitness
  • Business & Career
  • Fun & Recreation
  • Technology & Social Media
  • Home
  • Personal Presentation
  • Happiness Strategies
  • Money & Finance
  • Relationships
  • Time Management
  • Family

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Module 1: Personal Development

1. Personal Development

In this module you’ll create your customized personal development program, including personal growth, courses & training, personal habits and spirituality & mindfulness. In some ways this module is the core of your self- care program.

You’ll be prompted to consider the challenges you want to take on as well as ways to start building your skills and broadening your horizons.

Topics:

  » Reading for Personal Development
  » Personal Development Skills
  » Expanding Your Comfort Zone
  » Trying New Things
  » Meeting New Challenges
  » Overcoming Fears
  » Courses, Further Education and Training
  » Giving Up Unhelpful Habits
  » Developing Helpful Habits
  » Setting SMART Goals
  » Making Room for Spirituality & Mindfulness in Your Life
  » Creating An Uplifting Work Environment
  » Making a Contribution to Your Community

Module 2: Health and Fitness

2. Health & Fitness

In this module you’ll move step-by-step through eating and exercising challenges and create a personal plan. There’s a strong focus on emotional and motivation factors – since they’re often what fail us when it comes to our bodies.

You’ll also be prompted to consider broader areas of health, wellbeing and body care, as well as reducing stress, increasing energy, and making time for health.

Topics:

  » Meeting Your Nutritional Needs
  » Improving Food Habits
  » Overcoming Emotional Eating
  » Creating A Personal Exercise Program
  » Preparing For Excuses & Obstacles
  » Maintaining Motivation
  » Boosting Health & Wellbeing
  » Tackling Health Concerns
  » Looking & Feeling Good
  » Pleasure
  » Reducing Stressors
  » Increasing Energizers
  » Making Time For Health & Fitness
  » Improving Stress-Management Skills

Module 3: Career and Business

3. Business & Career

In this module you’ll assess your career. Activities include making the most of your current position, seeking a promotion, changing career, finding your passion and starting a business.

You’ll be prompted to take a strategic, organized approach to your career aspirations, whatever they may be.

This will help you take effective actions and make smart decisions concerning your career and business goals.

Topics:

  » Improving Your Current Work Situation
  » Improving Your Work Performance
  » Improving Your Work Relationships
  » Meeting Requirements For Getting Promoted
  » Upgrading Skills, Knowledge & Performance Level
  » Preparing An Excellent CV
  » Mastering Interview Skills
  » Managing The Application Process
  » Networking & Resources
  » Finding Your Passion
  » Changing Career
  » Exploring Your Business Idea
  » Starting A Business
  » Business Research & Planning

Module 4: Fun and Recreation

4. Fun & Recreation

This module is all about ‘sharpening your saw’ – refreshing and rejuvenating yourself.

You’ll be prompted to consider ways to replenish your energy stores as well as recover the old spark that gets worn out without regular R&R. And it’s about fun!

The exercises in this module will help you gain more energy for work and family, too.

Topics:

  » Exploring & Taking Up Sports
  » Exploring & Trying New Activities
  » Exploring & Taking Up Hobbies
  » Exploring & Developing Interests
  » Finding an Outlet for Creative Expression
  » Planning Your Personal Projects
  » Planning Holidays & Travel
  » Reading For Pleasure
  » Movies & DVDs

Module 5: Managing Technology

5. Technology & Social Media

Forget any fear of technology. In this module you’ll move through very simple but important steps for staying on top of your computer, document files, emails, cell phone and gadgets, as well as blogs and social networking – if they interest you.

You’ll feel a whole lot better about technology after this module.

Bonus eBook with this module:
Inbox Zen | 7 Simple Steps For Making Peace With Your Email

Topics:

  » Organizing Your Computer
  » Creating a Filing System For Your Documents
  » Backing Up Your Files
  » Managing Your Software
  » Dealing Efficiently With Email
  » Using Filters, Rules & Alerts to Save Time
  » Managing Your Cell Phone
  » Managing Your PDA
  » Managing Your iPod
  » Managing Your Internet Use
  » Facebook
  » Reading Blogs
  » Starting & Maintaining Your Own Blog
  » Other Social Networking Sites

Module 6: Home

6. Home

For some people this module is the most work and the most rewarding. It takes you through your home, room by room, and prompts you to create the home environment you want.

An important part of this module is letting go of stuff you don’t want or need. This can lead to greater clarity in other areas of your life too. Some people even find that losing clutter helps them to lose weight.

Bonus eBook with this module:
How To Declutter Your Life

Topics:

  » Identifying Your Home Values & Sense Of Style
  » Creating a Relaxing, Inviting Living Room
  » Organizing Your Kitchen & Dining Room
  » Organizing Your Home Office
  » Organizing The Kids’ Rooms
  » Making Your Bedroom a Sanctuary
  » Organizing Your Bathroom
  » Creating An Attractive Garden
  » Clearing Clutter
  » Discarding, Donating, Selling, Fixing
  » Household Systems & Paperwork
  » Organizing Your Car & Garage
  » Overcoming Declutter Resistance
  » Streamlining & Simplicity

Module 7: Personal Presentation

7. Personal Presentation

In this module you’ll address your appearance and closet. Far from being superficial, these activities will help you feel good about yourself from the inside out – a natural result of making the most of your assets. For the most part, this module is equally relevant for men and women.

You’ll be prompted to consider your clothes, accessories, purse, briefcase, closet organization and grooming.

Topics:

  » Wearing Clothes That Look & Feel Good
  » Clothes Care
  » What’s Missing From Your Wardrobe?
  » Outfits For Your Lifestyle
  » Wearing What Suits
  » Accessories, Lingerie & Undergarments
  » Organizing Your Closet
  » Your Skincare & Make-Up Routine
  » Grooming
  » Poise & Confidence
  » Streamlining Your Handbag
  » Streamlining Your Briefcase
  » Organizing Your Wallet, Keys, Diary, & Make-Up Purse

Module 8: Happiness Strategies

8. Happiness Strategies

This module is a fundamental part of the program and a source of great personal growth for many people. Most of the material comes from my happiness research and thesis, where I learned we can do a lot to boost our own happiness level. As someone who wasn’t ‘born happy’ but has learned to be, I use these strategies daily.

You’ll be prompted to look at ways to be happier and release barriers to happiness.

Bonus eBook with this module:
How To Be Wise & Happy

Topics:

  » Improving Cognitive Strategies
  » Choosing Empowering Beliefs
  » Becoming More Optimistic
  » Creating ‘Meaning’, Achievement & Self-Care Goals
  » Gratitude
  » Using Your Strengths
  » Developing Resilience
  » Building a Repertoire Of Mood Boosters
  » Kindness
  » Releasing Worry
  » Releasing Grudges
  » Releasing Cynicism
  » Negativity
  » Releasing Negative Self-Talk

Module 9: Money and Finance

9. Money & Finance

In this module you’ll work your way through your financial life – from debts, savings and investment, through budgets and record keeping, to insurance and contingencies.

Since most people know what they ‘should’ be doing, you’ll be prompted by these activities to take action, get organized and raise your financial self-esteem.

It’s a module that brings peace of mind to many people, as they finally do the things they’ve been meaning to do for ages.

Topics:

  » Paying Off Debts
  » Paying Bills On Time
  » Reducing Expenses
  » Starting A Savings Plan
  » Increasing Your Savings
  » Reviewing Your Investment Strategy
  » Keeping Good Financial Records
  » Creating A Budget
  » Simplifying Your Financial System
  » Protecting Yourself With Insurance
  » Personal Security
  » Preparing For Contingencies
  » Advisers & Knowledge

Module 10: Relationships

10. Relationships

In this module you’ll take inventory of your romantic relationship and friendships as well as your own areas for improvement. This is another module that leads many people to big life improvements – not surprising, considering that relationships can make our lives joyous or miserable.

You’ll be prompted to examine the people and relationships in your life, how to improve them and how to boost your own relationship skills.

Topics:

  » Improving Your Current Relationship
  » Finding A New Romantic Relationship
  » Improving Your Friendships
  » Developing New Friendships
  » Dealing With Relationships That Need Nurture
(Includes Worksheets For Individual Relationships)
  » Dealing With Relationships That Drain Your Energy
(Includes Worksheets For Individual Relationships)
  » Meeting New People
  » Overcoming Unhelpful Relationship Beliefs
  » Improving Communication Skills
  » Handling Conflict Better
  » Being More Independent Or Assertive

Module 11: Time Management

11. Time Management

In this module you’ll start by seeing whether your time expenditure matches your priorities. It usually doesn’t, but don’t worry – that’s a good starting point for change.

You’ll be prompted to streamline work and home tasks, use time better and target time wasters like busywork, distractions, self sabotage and dull recreation. You’ll also complete an exercising leading you to create your ideal schedule.

Topics:

  » Analyzing How You Spend Time (Time Log)
  » Determining Your Priorities
  » Matching Your Schedule To Your Priorities
  » Streamlining Work Tasks
  » Making The Most Of Travel Time
  » Streamlining Home Tasks
  » Improving The Quality Of Family Time
  » Improving The Quality Of Self Time
  » Stopping Time Wasters: Unproductive Busywork
  » Stopping Time Wasters: Low-Value Recreation & Socializing
  » Stopping Time Wasters: Self Sabotage
  » Stopping Time Wasters: Distractions
  » Creating an Ideal (Template) Schedule

Module 12: Family

12. Family

We often say family is what matters most, but it can be what we proactively think about least. In this module you’ll look at ways to support your family, deal with issues that concern you, and also celebrate the good family times.

You’ll be prompted to consider your partner, children, parents, siblings and other family members in turn.

Bonus with this module: Life MakeOver Journal
(185-page interactive goal planning tool for life)

Topics:

  » Supporting Your Partner/Spouse With Work Challenges
  » Supporting Your Partner/Spouse With Personal Challenges
  » Helping/Coaching My Child With School Challenges
(Includes Worksheets For Each Child)
  » Helping/Coaching My Child With Personal Challenges
(Includes Worksheets For Each Child)
  » Managing Issues With Parents
  » Managing Issues With Siblings
  » Managing Issues With Other Family Members
  » Celebrating Birthdays, Anniversaries & Important Family Events
(Includes Worksheets For Each Quarter Of The Year)

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Monthly Workbooks

Design Your Life – Your New Life Starts Here

The workbooks are interactive PDF files of around 40 pages each that you download and save to your computer. You can type onscreen and save your file, or print out and hand-write. Choose whatever’s most motivating and enjoyable to you.

Each workbook contains a dozen or so ready-made goals, projects and activities relating to that area – like creating an exercise program under Health & Fitness, reducing debt under Money & Finance, or sorting out your closet under Personal Presentation. You complete the ones relevant to you and the life you want.

Each workbook also contains SMART Goal Planners for you to work on more personal goals. You’ll plan out these goals and make them specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-framed (SMART!).

For some modules there’ll be lots you want to work on. Perhaps you want to start a business, lose weight or declutter your entire home – then you’ll probably spend a great deal of time on the Business & Career, Health & Fitness or Home Modules.

But for most people this will balance out against other modules where you’ll choose to spend less time. In fact the program is designed to give you this sense of big gains interspersed with smaller successes – so you won’t get overwhelmed or burned out.

Weekly e-classes

“If you commit 10-20 minutes, most days to following this program, you will radically change your life.”

You can go through the workbooks at your own pace, but most people prefer to follow the set schedule – it means you only have to do the assigned amount and you’ll stay on track.

This schedule comes to you via your weekly e-classes. These are short overviews of the projects for the week, plus tips and strategies to guide and motivate you. Sometimes there’s an optional video as well.

But don’t worry – it’s not a hefty set of readings. In fact, the e-classes only take 5-10 minutes to read. This program is all about giving you the tools and structure to take action. Because action is what will make the difference.

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Accountability Forums

The forums are a particularly valuable part of the program, especially if you use them to log your weekly actions as we encourage you to. Others on the forums will encourage and motivate you, celebrate your success, and share support, resources and tips.

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Bonus: e-Booklets

How to be Happy and WiseHow to Declutter Your LifeInbox Zen

Some modules also include short e-books:

  • How To Be Wise & Happy (with Happiness Strategies module)
  • How To De-Clutter Your Life (with Home module)
  • Inbox Zen: 7 Simple Steps For Making Peace With Your Email (with Technology & Social Media module)

These are optional materials that provide extra strategies, tips and motivation.

Bonus: Life Makeover Journal

Life MakeOver Journal

When you complete the program you receive a beautiful, 185-page Life Makeover Journal. This re-usable and fully interactive PDF is a month-by-month tool for setting goals and organizing tasks, diary items, milestones and rewards. It also helps you make your goals SMART – specific, measureable, achievable, relevant and time-framed.

It’s my gift to you, to thank you for sharing your journey with me, and to give you continued structure as you move forward into your new life.

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.

Elbert Hubbard

Bonus: More Than 550 Lists, Planners and Schedules

Design Your Life Program includes access to more than 550 beautiful To-Do Lists

These tools include weekly and daily to-do lists, goal planners, schedules, charts, decision grids, children’s chore charts, babysitter data sheets, career and business planners, computer backup worksheets, time management planners, closet organizers, gratitude journals, and much, much more.

They’re an excellent resource for making a start on areas you want to tackle right now, while you follow the more structured and guided Design Your Life Program to improve your whole life over the next year.

You can download as many of these tools as you like and use them as often as you wish – simply by being part of the Design Your Life program.

“Love, love, LOVE the Get Organized Wizard site, and the brilliant lists. You made me a very happy girl today!”

- Merije Vink, The Netherlands

Your New Life Starts Here!

By following the Design Your Life e-program, you’ll gain benefits across 12 life areas:
Design Your Life – Your New Life Starts Here

  • Feel confident and fulfilled
    You’ll tackle comfort zone, personal growth, habits and spirituality [Personal Development]
  • Look and feel great
    You’ll address emotional eating, exercise, excuses, energy and stress [Health & Fitness]
  • Enjoy meaningful achievement
    You’ll tackle promotions, performance, career change and starting a business [Business & Career]
  • Rediscover your old spark
    You’ll address interests, hobbies, creative expression and travel [Fun & Recreation]
  • Feel on top of technology
    You’ll tackle your computer, gadgets and social networking [Technology& Social Networking]
  • Guided checklists help you take control of your life

  • Enjoy order and harmony in your home
    You’ll address decluttering, organizing, paperwork and simplicity [Home]
  • Make over your appearance
    You’ll tackle clothes, closet organization and grooming [Personal Presentation]
  • Get happier
    You’ll address thinking, mood boosters, self talk and happiness barriers [Happiness Strategies]
  • Take control of your finances
    You’ll tackle debts, bills, savings and investing [Money & Finance]
  • Get and give more love
    You’ll address romance, friendships, energy drainers and communication skills [Relationships]
  • Have more time for the people and things you care about
    You’ll tackle priorities, streamlining, self-sabotage and schedules [Time Management]
  • Enjoy your family
    You’ll address partners, children, parents, siblings and celebrations [Family]

How To Join

Design Your Life Program

You can choose to join in one of two ways:

  • Monthly Membership ($39 per month): Your payment is automatically made each month (you can cancel at any time – absolutely no questions asked)
  • Lifetime Membership ($239 single payment): You make a single payment and remain a member for life.

Click the appropriate ‘Join Now’ button below and you’ll be taken to the secure payment gateway, where you can use your credit card or PayPal account to join up.

The Design Your Life program is an easy, practical way to create the life you want – week by week, step by step, action by action.

Update: The Design Your Life program is currently closed to new members. Please contact Customer Support with any queries.

 

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