Design Your Life

A Motivating, Achievable Way To Have The Life You Want

Don’t Let Life Pass You By

The Design Your Life course is a comprehensive self-improvement program that delivers ongoing structure, motivation and accountability for taking action.

Quite simply, it’s the easiest and most practical way to create the life you want – week by week, step by step, action by action.

  • It spans 12 life areas – so you know everything that matters is covered.
  • It’s structured – so you don’t have to work out where to start, or what to do next.
  • It’s broken down into easy, manageable chunks – so you make regular progress and gain confidence.
  • It’s delivered in weekly lectures – so you’re automatically prompted to take the actions you need to take.

How To Design The Life You've Always Wanted

Is This You?

Would you like to:

  • Feel confident and fulfilled
  • Look and feel great
  • Enjoy meaningful achievement
  • Rediscover your old spark
  • Feel on top of technology
  • Enjoy order and harmony in your home
  • Make over your appearance
  • Get happier
  • Take control of your finances
  • Get and give more love
  • Have more time for the people and things you care about
  • Enjoy your family time ?

If so, read on, this is the program for you...

What You Get

With the Design Your Life Program you get:

  • 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 lectures 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

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.

Here’s How it Works:

Each 4 or 5 weeks you commence a module 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

"So this exercise was my ground zero moment in untangling the roots of my behaviors... You truly help us with these guided introspective looks at our behaviors and motivators. Thank you again!"

- Gail P.


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.

Module 2: Health and Fitness2. 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.

Module 3: Career and Business3. 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.

Module 4: Fun and Recreation4. 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.

Module 5: Managing Technology5. 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

Module 6: Home6. 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

Module 7: Personal Presentation7. 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.

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

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.

Module 10: Relationships10. 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.

Module 11: Time Management11. 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.

Module 12: Family12. 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.

"Thanks! I desperately needed this! It was worth it for yesterday alone! I never allow myself “wiggle room” and it was such a revelation that my needs/desires/etc can and should change over time. Why wouldn’t I want to work on different things and make time for different things! I know it sounds crazy…but I think I get so wrapped up that I don’t see past the pile on my desk! Thanks again!"

- Donna


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 lectures

"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.

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.

"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:

  • 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]

"Thank you doesn’t seem to be enough, but somehow I know that you understand the difference you make in sharing your insights, ideas and strategies that you have implemented in your own life . You have made a difference in mine, I understand I take the steps to do the work but with your guidance. I like you being part of my team."

- Fiona


Your Instructor

Get Organized Gal
Get Organized Gal

More than 80,000 people around the world use Michele's programs to set goals, get rid of clutter, organise their home, be more productive, take charge of their career, systematise their business, and manage their life.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have 'lifetime' access - which means you won't be ever charged again. You'll have access to the materials for as long Get Organized Wizard is around (we've been going since 2008 so far, and continuing to grow...)
How long does the program take to complete?
When Michele originally created the program she envisioned it being a 12 month program, with a module covered each month. However we quickly discovered that people preferred to go at their own pace - some people followed the monthly program in order, while others jumped between modules as their leisure. Some super excited customers have skimmed through and taken parts from all the modules in a single month. Summary: it's up to you. The course guides you in a suggested path, but it is flexible for you to take control and follow your own path.
Do I have access to everything all at once, or is it dripped out each month?
You have full access to all 12 modules as soon as you join.
Do I have to do the modules in order?
No, you can complete the modules in whatever order you prefer. Michele has prepared the program in her suggested order, but you have the freedom to jump around if you prefer.
What's the difference between Design Your Life and Life and Goal Organizer?
Design Your Life (DYL) is based on the same structure as Michele's popular Life and Goal Organizer (LGO) program. Design Your Life builds on LGO with a complete action-based set of weekly e-classes, interactive workbooks, additional planners, worksheets and ebooks. DYL dives into each of the modules in much more detail, providing ideas and further guidance. LGO is ideal for self starters who want to take the 12-module outline and work on it themselves. DYL is much more detailed and ideal for people who want to be guided through the program.
Is this program a fit for everyone?
No, Design Your Life isn't for everyone. If you're just after a few tips and ideas, then our blog is probably your best bet. If you're just after help in a specific area (eg decluttering your closet), then some of Michele's other, more specific courses will be a much better fit. If you are after a comprehensive program across 12 life areas, then Design Your Life is a potentially a fit.
It sounds a little overwhelming - I'm worried there's too much to cover
Yes, admittedly it does seem like a lot to cover. But that's one of the reasons we've made the course lifetime access, plus flexible to take in your own time and pace. There's nothing worse than starting a course to get more organized and calm, and instead find you feel even more pressure to 'get stuff done...'. None of that here. You can do as much or as little as you like each month (or perhaps even nothing some months if you are super busy eg end of year activities). The course is structured and flexible. You can pick up where you left off at any time. We cover a great deal over the course of the program, but because it is broken down into weekly, bite-size activities it’s simple and manageable, never overwhelming. And we focus on a one area at a time, so you gain momentum and insight.
What if I don't find the program useful?
It happens. The course looks good, but when you get into it you find it isn't a perfect fit for you. That's fine. Simply contact our Customer Support team within 30 days and we'll give you a full refund.
If I ask for a refund will you make me jump through hoops answering annoying questions just so I can get a refund?
No, that's not our style. We provide the refund with no questions asked. Plus we aim to provide refunds within one business day of receiving your request (it may take a day or two after that to appear in your account depending on how you paid - but that's a function of your credit card or bank provider, and out of our control). We strive for amazing customer support - we want you to be happy even if you don't end up using our products? Who needs more stress in their life?
What results can I expect?
Everyone's different of course, and it will depend on which area you tackle first, but as a general guide people initially feel a sense of relief, followed by a confidence that they can drastically improve their life due to having a clear structure and the guidance of someone who has been there before. From there it is a compounding improvement across life areas, including personal development, rediscovering interests, embracing technology in an empowering way, enjoying order and harmony, and generally feeling happier.
I'm still not convinced, what should I do next?
Drop us a line at [email protected], letting us know your questions, your fears, your hopes. We'll be in touch with our insights and whether we think the program is a fit for you.

"Thank you for this virtual mentoring! I am so grateful for the way you steward your gifts as they bring an unquantifiable catalyst for change to so many!!!"

- Gail L Z

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