January 5, 2015 - Better You, Style, Style Challenges

2015 is going to be amazing, here’s why…

I’m officially back from my creativity break and so excited about 2015 that I can hardly stand it!  This past month, I enjoyed some major down time but also worked hard on content for this coming year based upon YOUR feedback and requests.

If you want to have the best 2015 ever, then here’s your official invitation to join the GYPO journey this year!

Two of the exciting projects that I have coming up first are a 28 Day Challenge in February and a Menswear Style Challenge in March.  I’ll also be doing my regular seasonal challenges for spring, summer, fall and winter and introducing a new work wear challenge for 2015 as well.

Today I’d like to share some more information about the 28 Day Challenge.  Something that really excites me is helping women rediscover who they are. Throughout the style challenges, it became very clear that they were about so much more than fashion.  This realization spurred me to dig deeper and put on my life coaching hat to create a program that focuses on more than style.

The name of this 28 Day Challenge is Rediscover Me.  Every day for 28 days, participants will receive a video from me, along with a daily exercise.  We’ll be focusing on goal setting, self-care/appearance, healthy living/wellness, personal growth and relationships.  I’m pulling out all of the very best, most effective concepts and exercises from my years as a life coach and putting them into this four week program.  This is what my clients called their favorite, most life-changing work.

Every Monday this month, I’ll be featuring some content from the challenge to help you rediscover you and lead a better life. After all, pretty living starts on the inside.

Don’t worry, Get Your Pretty On is still going to be about style and ways to feel pretty.  Rediscover Me is a perfect tie-in to feeling pretty on the inside too.

Today I’m sharing the first video from the 28 Day Challenge to give you a feel for how this is going to work.  This video is all about goal setting.  I’m sharing my four step goal setting formula, why resolutions don’t work and how to set your goals so they are effortlessly achieved.

It’s Your Turn:  Watch the video then print out the Goal Setting Worksheet below when you’re done.  Using the four step goal setting formula, set aside some time to define your goals for the year ahead.

I reference a 28 Day Challenge Facebook group in the video.  This will open for participants when the challenge begins on February 1st.


The Rediscover Me 28 Day Challenge will be begin on February 1st.  If you’d like to be notified when registration opens, get on the list HERE.



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  • Kendra

    Allison, your video was great! I especially liked the “as if” step. My challenge is finding meaningful goals. Next year I will turn 59 and I find that as I get older I am torn between “been there done that” and “I am afraid that I won’t be able to do that anymore”. My children have moved out and this new life stage has me completely baffled. Any suggestions for seeking out goals for older women?

    • Thanks Kendra! I think the key for each season of life is rediscovering what you’re truly passionate about and figuring out what’s ok to leave behind if it no longer lights you up. In my 28 day challenge, we’ll be setting goals for areas like personal growth, relationships, self-care, appearance and health and wellness. I’ll give each participant a comprehensive list of ideas to start with. You get to pick and choose what excites you most. There are several life stages that are about reinvention and rediscovery. It’s kind of exciting!

  • Kathy

    Great video Alison! I also set goals and not resolutions. I like your question why because the reason is the motivation and motivation gets things done! I am also doing a daily planner for thirty days that helps me focus each morning on different goals and stay on track.

    • Hi Kathy! Goals work so much better, don’t they? You really do have to remind yourself of the motivation every day, it makes all the difference. Your planner sounds great.

  • Beth

    Thanks very much for sharing with us how you have defined your goals! This year, I decided to have personal goals (always had works goals because I had to!), something that I never really tried before. Using this method, my hope is that I can really discover what I would like to accomplish not only in 2015, but continue for life!

    • It’s great to have personal goals! They really help you get what you want out of life. Way to go!

  • This was great! Very inspiring. I normally rail against resolutions and goal setting but this might help me move past that.


    • Thanks Suzanne! Goal setting keeps me focused which is important with so much going on. I tend to feel a little ADD without my goals. 🙂

  • Courtney Taylor

    Great video Alison! I set goals also but I love the Why of step 2. I’ve never really thought much about my why. This is going to be such a great challenge! I’m excited for it to start! And I will happily help fund Devon’s student loans! 😉 My husband and I paid off both of our undergrad’s in 2014….11 years after graduating!

    • The “why” really is the difference maker Courtney! Student loans are the worst. We just paid off one of Craig’s last month. It feels great! 🙂

  • Jennifer Fick

    This sounds perfect for me! Very much looking forward to this challenge. We never stop growing, do we? Or at least we shouldn’t! 🙂

    • I am excited to have you a part of this 28 day challenge, Jennifer! 🙂

  • Ali

    This will be my first time participating and I’m really looking forward to it! I’m at one of those crossroad stages in my life too…just turned 50, just got married this summer, and my baby graduates high school this May! He’ll be attending college this fall as well.

    I’m excited for what is ahead, but still a bit afraid. I’m NOT good with time management and this is one thing I really need to focus on. Also needing to focus on getting more fit and healthy and financially fit as well. So much to think about it! But I am looking forward to it. Looking forward to still having a rocking wardrobe too! 🙂


    • It sounds like perfect timing for you, Ali! Looking forward to having you along for it.

  • marla

    Thank you for being so inspiring. I was wondering where the facebook conversation was happening? Your heart and dedication to helping people is amazing. Best to everyone in 2015

    • Hi Marla, the Facebook group is the 28 Day Challenge private group will be available and open for participants when the challenge begins on February 1st.

  • Suzette

    Hi Alison!

    I’ve been praying since the New Year started about what 2015 is about for me. I decided to let it go instead of trying to control what I think it should be (something I’m not good at and started practicing lately). I sat down at my desk this evening and a feeling came over me that this year is about me. I recently turned 50, our youngest started college last fall and we are now empty nesters. I’ve been at a loss as to who I am now and what it is that I like to do and enjoy doing. I just checked my email and read your challenge! WOW! Thank you Lord for the confirmation! As always His timing is sooooo perfect!! I am so ready! Thanks Alison!!

    • Hi Suzette! Your note just gave me chills. YES! I can’t wait to have you along for this challenge and know that it will be amazing for you. I’ve been praying that the content will touch lives. Loved this confirmation!

  • Great video! You are such an inspiration to so many… cheers to a wonderful year ahead!

    • Thanks so much Stephanie! Happy 2015 to you!

  • Kim

    Alison, you are adorable:). Your kindness & intelligence comes through on video. I love this challenge as a go-along with the pretty things. I have always loved the fresh start of a new year & making resolutions, but haven’t been very successful in seeing them through. I think setting goals and working through the process will help me focus and keep me on track.

    • You are so sweet Kim. I appreciate your kind words. Cheers to a fresh start of the new year!

  • Alison, I’m so excited abut this challenge! I have some pretty major things that I want to work on this year, and I need all the help I can get :)! Looking forward to starting this one.

    • Looking forward to having you participate in this one Lana! You will LOVE it! 🙂

  • Wow, that are some big plans for the blog! Looks like its going to be a busy year for you Alison. All the best and have a successful year ahead 🙂

    • Thank you Mrs. C. Same to you! Happy 2015!

  • You’re a natural! It was so lovely & calming watching this & of course very inspiring! I’m in! I’ve had a major life upheaval at the end of last year & this is exactly what I’ve needed Alison! I totally trust & believe in you! x

    • I look forward to having you join! LOVE hearing from you!! 🙂