"I wish I had more time in the day"

How many times have you said this? Matter of fact, how many times have you heard this? I'm sure plenty because all anyone wants is more time. More time to rest, more time to get things done, just MORE TIME!! We are all allotted the same amount of time in the day yet still we can see how others around us are getting more done and more accomplished. Well... It's time you start managing your time more effectively. These few changes have helped me to not only be more effective in our business but more effective in my overall life.



We have an amazing (Teaser Alert) BOSS BABE group on FB that was created to further inspire and teach best practices to upcoming entrepreneurs and when asked " What are you Struggling with?" Everyone said Time Management - So let's chat about it because ...


We all can KILL our day like BEYONCE'!!



What are BOSS BABES doing to be more TIME EFFECTIVE?


  1. Prepare an OVERALL TIMELINE

If you are working on a project, launch..etc give yourself a timeline. A timeline will hold you accountable and allow you to create daily goals that will help you achieve the ultimate goal.


2. Always plan A DAY AHEAD / Make a List and Stick to it


Before going to bed create an ATTAINABLE to-do list for the next day and stick to it. On that to-do list start with what is the most important thing to get done to the least important. Things can/will happen and it's possible that your day will be thrown off but, if that happens more than likely the important tasks on your list will be completed.


3. Protect your TIME and ENERGY


Find a place where your energy cant be shifted and you can focus and get in your zone. If your BFF calls and ask you to go with her to pick out an outfit for a date that she has you have to protect your time and say .. " Girl, I wish I could but I am locked in for the next two hours and I can't move until I get these things done." It might be hard at first but you have to protect your time and limit your distractions.


4. DONT MULTITASK

I know you're thinking.. wait why do I have to stop multitasking isn't that a good thing. Yea, at times it is, but not right now. When you multitask, you are trying to work on 3 tasks at once. All that's going to do is add stress and cause you to lose focus on what you're actually needing to get done. So focus on one thing at a time and complete it as much as you can before moving on to the next task on your list


5. Don't PROCRASTINATE


If you want to get to that goal, do not push things off. Stick to that list and that timeline you've created. Don't push things off for the next day or the day after that because eventually, you'll find that it's a month later and you still don't have anything done. All procrastinating and lack of consistency does is push you farther away from your goal.


Come on Squad!!!

We're creating BOSSES! Whatever you want you can have we all just have to put the work in.

Your future self is counting on you! You got this!





Cheers!

Shakira Shenee'

Updated: Oct 18

The sounds of the waves from the ocean, feet buried in the sand, climbing a mountain, eating the best cuisine in Santorini, Greece whatever is your favorite getaway... I know it was time to take mine. I was so ready to pack my bags months ago and travel! I can speak for many of us when I say, being housebound for countless weeks calls for a much-needed getaway!

Well after many months of doing my part wearing my mask, sanitizing like crazy and social distancing. I decided I was ready to get away responsibly. I was ready to put my fear behind me do some research to ensure the safety of myself and my family and travel.


I must admit to being a frequent traveler for work before COVID and traveling from a city of one of the busiest airports in the US - Hartsfield Jackson. I wasn't sure what to expect. Here are some best practices I used as I traveled to ensure my safety as well as others.







  1. Always wear your mask at all times. It sounds like a no-brainer, however, I discovered that there were people that didn't have it on walking through the airport. The good news is it was only a few as the airport has strict policies that require you to wear a mask.

  2. Have sanitizer, Lysol wipes in your purse or bag to wipe down the areas that you have to physically touch.

  3. Choose an airline that has a strict seating policy. The middle seat had no passenger.

  4. I also found out which airlines were enforcing strict policies for wearing a mask. I choose to fly Delta Airlines.

  5. Eat before traveling. Although the plane offered a prepacked snack bag inflight service. I didn't want to take my mask off. I also discovered, sadly, a lot of my favorite restaurants in the airports are closed.

  6. Download an app that accepts digital payments such as apple pay which I appreciated for minimum contact if I needed to purchase something at the airport.

  7. When choosing an airline the boarding process was important. Delta boarded passengers that had seats in the back of the plane first to keep the flow moving in the plane.

  8. Last but not least if you have symptoms stay home. Before booking, ask if your airline offers a no penalty if you have to cancel at the last minute.

As we all know the pandemic is still here and we don't know the expiration date. So until then stay safe, use precautions by wearing your mask and social distance. I hope these tips can help you find the right airline to travel during the pandemic and keep you safe as well as others.


Bon Voyage

Mary Elle


Hey Ladies! Is this year flying by or what? Between COVID, Politics, The BLM Movement and our everyday lives it has truly been a whirlwind of a year. One of the few things that we have kept top of mind, minus the health and safety of our families of course is SELF CARE!


If you are apart of The Unzipped Squad you know how important Self Care is to us. It's what keeps us sane during a crazy work week, homeschooling, being present for our families, etc. There are so many ways that we dip our feet into Self Care but this month we want to share with you our BEAUTY FAVORITES that have been keeping us happy all month long!







So let's Get Unzipped...

Mary Elle - Its been a SKINCARE FAVORITE month for me!!!



Drunk Elephant - Baby Facial


Exuviance - Chemical Performance Peel


Tarte - C-Brighter Eye Cream


SK-II - Essence


Sunday Riley- Ceramic Slip



Shakira Shenee' - Its been A MIX of FAVORITES for me !!



Urban Skin Rx - Even Tone Cleansing Bar


Anese.co - That Booty Tho


Patrick Ta- Major Brow Shaping Wax


Nars- High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner ( Black)


Fenty Beauty - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder ( Honey)



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Have you tried any of these products? If so let us know what you think about them in the comments below.

We would also love to hear some of your favorites for the month!


Shakira & Mary


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