7 power tools every Motherland Mogul needs in her purse to SLAY 2019

What is in your purse?

Every day we see Motherland Moguls go about their bizness in stylish purses and handbags. However, no matter how pretty the bag looks or what the label says, the content of a woman’s purse is a sum of how she takes charge of her day.

The content of a woman’s purse is King!

Every woman has some little essentials and fav things they carry around every day, mostly in a smaller pouch in their purse. It could be hand sanitizer, hand lotion, medicine, perfume, etc. Whatever it is, they help keep you safe and secure to take on each day as they come.

On the other hand, some women carry a lot of baggage around every day, just for the sake of it, which they never use or touch.

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We’ve put together a list of power tools and essentials every Motherland Mogul needs to conquer each day this year.

1. Cash/ ATM card

Why look like a bag of money if you have no money in Yo bag?

We might be living in a cashless society, but you never ever want to get stranded somewhere without having some cash to bail yourself out.

Even if you’re on your way to the bank, always carry some cash with you (or vex money as Nigerians call it), as well as an ATM card (with cash in it) for emergency purposes.

Another savior for you could be to have your bank app downloaded on your mobile phone, to enable you to transfer money easily.

This is your first commandment to SLAY 2019.

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2. Samsung Smartphone

Having a good smartphone with a long-lasting battery in your purse at all times keeps you connected with the world and helps you stay organized for your daily routines.

Beyond texting and scrolling through social media all day, there is SO much you can do with your mobile phone. And even much more if its a Samsung smartphone.

(Photo taken with the auto-focus feature on the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018)

With a Samsung smartphone, you can:

  • Take notes and write down fresh ideas in your daily light bulb moments
  • Take the best photos and document live events all day with its outstanding camera quality
  • Create personalized videos and content with the AR emoji tool
  • Collect your client’s contacts by using the SnapBiz app from Samsung Galaxy apps store
  • Keep track of your health and wellness with the Samsung Health app – even better if you add the Samsung Galaxy Watch on your wrist.

In light of our February theme at SLA which is – Good Living, we’re ensuring that all Motherland Moguls have a sound mind, body, and soul.

3. Powder pallet/ Lip gloss

Girl, you never know who you’re going to bump into at the most random place.

Always have some light make-up in your purse to get you fresh-faced for impromptu meetings, or quick drinks with your girls.

In the absence of a powder pallet, let your lipgloss call the shots.

Photo taken with Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

4. Business Cards

Even though you can collect clients info on your mobile using the SnapBiz app on your Samsung smartphone, you might meet some traditional clients who would rather have a hard copy of your business card.

Photo taken with Samsung Galaxy S9

It’s important to always have this in the small section of your purse, for easy accessibility.

5. Notepad + Pen

A notepad or post it pad and a pen equal as back up for your phone. This always comes in handy for when you have to write down contact details or ideas in a moment’s notice when you’re out of your comfort zone.

6. Sanitary towel/ Tampon

Nature always has its way with us, and we really can’t cheat it, but you should always be prepared for the “red robot”.

If possible, have a pad/ tampon in every possible place, like your car, office desk, laptop bag, etc, just so you’re never caught in a compromising situation.

If you feel you have a pattern and are never caught unawares, do it for the culture. You never know, a sister might be in need of this, and you get to save the day.

7. A Book

Just because #WeStayLearning, always have with you a book to pass time while commuting or waiting to go into your meeting.

Now depending on the size of your purse, you could either have a paperback book, or an e-book on your smartphone.

So tell us Motherland Mogul, #WhatIsInYourPurse?

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Three hacks to help you beat procrastination

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We’ve all had those days. Ones where we just can’t seem to get our fingers moving on our keyboards or can’t find the words for that e-mail.

Here are three hacks to helping you save time when procrastination hits.

tumblr_inline_mr2ursk2Ls1qz4rgpgif1. Create keyboard shortcuts

Spent all morning procrastinating? Save time by creating shortcuts when texting on your Samsung phone. Use a text snippet expander like the TextExpander custom keyboard to reduce time when sending those bulk e-mails.

What’s the tick? Set up shorthand to stand in for a longer text. For example, if you text “eml” your full personal email address would appear. Always signing off with the same sentences? Cut out all that time by setting up a snippet.

2. Scanning business cards and receipts

Make up for the time spent procrastinating by scanning your business cards, instead of manually inputting them into your Samsung phone.

Save the time you spend cleaning out those nasty receipts from the bottom of your purse and the time you would spend scanning and filing them. ScanBizCards is an app from the Galaxy Apps store that lets you scan business cards on the spot.

3. Download work-related podcasts

That procrastination time might as well be well spent. If you’re not going to type that e-mail, then you might as well be retaining some skills to keep you in the hustle.

Use your off time to listen to business-related podcasts. Take your time to listen to a few and then pick your favourite; listen to it while you’re scrolling through Instagram or taking that 3:00pm snack break.

We recommend the 500 Startups podcast; it’s filled with stories and lessons from entrepreneurs who have made that side hustle their full time hustle.

Keep these three tricks in hand to make up for yesterday’s binge watch of Big Little Lies.


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How you can use your Samsung phone to reach your goals faster

Procrastination got you down? Can’t stop scrolling 30 weeks back on your friend’s brother’s University friend’s girlfriend’s Instagram profile? Know every single pose Beyonce has done during pregnancy? Have you seen every single comedy skit on every single Nigerian comedy page and now you’re looking for new countries to laugh at? If this is you, please raise your hand.

giphy (6)We’ve pulled together three great tips to help you keep the ball rolling even when you may want to keep scrolling. Even better they all can be done using your phone.

1. Set daily goals

An oldie but a goodie.

We at SLA are HUGE fans of daily goals. So much so that we have to send them to our managers in the morning with a check-in and then report back with a check-out at the end of the day. Our trick to stay on track? Before sending over our goals, we open the notepad on our Samsung phones and jot down a rough draft of our goals before sending over the final copy. This helps us stay on track to make sure we’ve got our content ready to share with you.

If you forget to jot down your daily goals, set an alarm on your phone. Once you get in the habit, it becomes habitual and easier to meet them.

2. The 15-minute rule

“This is a tomorrow problem”…my favourite expression. When I’m procrastinating something to tomorrow, this is what I tell myself. How do I beat it? The 15-minute rule.

That tricky task you haven’t been able to get to has met its match. Take out your Samsung phone and set an alarm for 15 minutes. Tell yourself that you’ll do nothing else for those 15 minutes and get to work.

You’ll find once those 15 minutes are up the ball will be rolling; you won’t even notice the alarm and keep on the task at hand. Procrastination – 0, You – 1.

3. Take advantage of your commute

Ahh, what a joy, the morning commute! If that 30-minute bus ride turns into an hour, use that time wisely.

Catch up on those e-mails from yesterday, use this time to write down your daily goals or start brainstorming about the afternoon’s meeting.

If you keep a few tricks up your sleeve to help with those down days, you’ll be set to rise above your procrastination.


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