Two Booked Up
Two Booked Up
Oct 17, 2022
TBU#12 How to live the Essentialist Life (inspired by Greg McKeown’s Essentialism)
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It’s something of an Essentialist Exam on Two Booked Up today! How will Rowena and Shelley stack up as Essentialists? 

In the episode, the bookworms consider these questionsin the light of their featured book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown:

  • In what ways did you already consider yourself an Essentialist before you read the book?
  • How have you become more of an Essentialist after reading the book?
  • In which areas do you feel you still have some work to do in order to become a "true Essentialist"?

This is a continuation of the discussion Shelley and Rowena started last week about the book. So, if you’d like an overview of Essentialism, make sure you’re subscribed to Two Booked Up and then you’ll be able to find the episode prior to this one, Episode 11.

But today is all about application of the principles of Essentialism — whether that’s in family, in business, or life in general.

As Shelley and Rowena consider these questions, we encourage you to ask them of yourself too. And if you’re inclined to share your insights, then you can find our online contact details at the end of this description.

Links mentioned:

Rowena’s Design Your Season Self-Guided Workshop + Workbook

Shelley’s other podcast, The Playful Mompreneur.

What we’re reading:

Rowena is reading This is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch by Tabitha Carvan

Shelley is reading Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer 

Connect with us:

Find us online at

Connect with Rowena @rowenamabbott on IG and at

Connect with Shelley @shelleysmithcreative on IG and on Twitter @ShelleySmithCr8

Her copywriting business is at and her writing and other musings are at

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