Two Booked Up
Two Booked Up
Jun 13, 2023
TBU#30 Our Workstyle Stories
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In this episode, Rowena and Shelley are continuing the conversation about the book Workstyle: A Revolution for Wellbeing, Productivity, and Society, by Lizzie Penny and Alex Hirst

They are going to be bringing the concept a little closer to home and sharing more about their own Workstyle Stories. 

Specifically, they will explore one of the important tenets of the book, that you need to SET, PROJECT, and RESPECT the Workstyle. 

That means you need to think about what your workstyle actually looks like, then tell the people you work with about your workstyle, and you need to respect other people’s workstyles — and if this revolution gains the traction it needs — other people will respect your workstyle too.

So, with that in mind, they are going to be PROJECTING their workstyle in this episode and hope it will give you some inspiration to SET your own workstyle. Which will lay the foundations for us all to RESPECT each other’s workstyles.

Links Mentioned

The Playful Mompreneur Episode 4, interview with Rowena

Check out the Workstyle Revolution website for tools and resources to help you set, project, and respect your workstyle

Need a better chair for your home office? My client and friend Phumla Motsa can help! She's an occupational therapist specialising in ergonomics and she's also The Chair Matchmaker. Get her Top 5 Ergonomic Chair Recommendations at:

And she's also got an excellent free email course called the Home Office Makeover if you'd like to make your home office a little more comfy, without having to spend a fortune. (Those are not affiliate links, but Shelley did have a hand in Phumla's copywriting ;)

Become a better procrastinator

A message from Shelley:

In Episode 26, I explained my 7Rs process for procrastinating better. I also wrote a blog post outlining the 7Rs process.

And now, I’m taking it a step further with an audio course on Becoming a Better Procrastinator.

My aim is to free up hours of time for you each week. So you can get the important stuff done and complete the projects that matter.

And because it’s an audio course, you can do it while you’re cooking dinner, shuttling the kids around in the car, or — even better, treating yourself to a solo retreat.

The course will be seven teaching sessions, each followed by a journaling session. So you could do it over seven days (teaching + journaling), 14 days (teaching one day, journaling the next — repeated for 7 days), or that solo retreat option, where you binge the whole lot on one day and then wake up the next day a better procrastinator!

Sign up for the VIP waitlist at

The Two Booked Up 23 for 2023 Reading Challenge

Have you signed up for the Two Booked Up 23 for 2023 Reading Challenge? This is a playful way you can build a reading habit and bring some intention to your reading life. We’ll be talking about the books we’ve each been reading for the Challenge in our next episode.

Sign up for your PDF Checklist for the Two Booked Up 23 for 2023 Reading Challenge here

When you download the PDF, we’ll also add you to our Two Booked Up Email list so that we can continue the fun together (but you can unsubscribe at any time).

Connect with us:

Find us online at and keep in touch with Two Booked Up via email by signing up for the Two Booked Up Bookclub.

Connect with Rowena @rowenamabbott on IG and at You can also get Rowena’s FREE new e-book, The A - Z of Career and Life Confidence here.

Connect with Shelley @shelleysmithcreative on IG and @ShelleyTSmith on Twitter. Her copywriting business is at and her writing and other musings are at

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