The productivity guide to being the best girl boss you can be

The Young STAR productivity guide to being the girl boss that you truly are.


Photo by Erwin Canlas

Every girl boss started somewhere. Sophia Amoruso didn’t create Nasty Gal in a day. Kim Kardashian didn’t build her celebrity empire without the help of other strong women surrounding her (see: Kris Jenner). Maybe your mom had her own vision board plastered on her wall when she was young before she got super cool and badass.

It will probably take a few more years before all of us can reach that level but it doesn’t mean that we can’t do it now. From power albums to statement bags to books about your faves, this girl boss kit is a good way to kick-start your journey to become the next Sophia, Kim or whoever you want to be.

Feeling awesome while doing your work is the perfect booster to your productivity. Who would say no to that?

A power album

Working to jazz music can be nice but sometimes a power album is necessary to get you through those nights of cramming. Try using an album as a timer for your to-do list. An example: finish a theo paper before “Goddess” by Banks ends.

 “Kala” by M.I.A, P1,199; “Beyonce” by Beyonce P2,799 (Satchmi)

Books for inspiration

You see your #lifepegs all the time in your Pinterest vision board but do you even know what they’ve got to say about style and success? Grab a few books of your women inspiration and get tips straight from the source.

It by Alexa Chung, P759; The Book of Joan by Melissa Rivers, P1,095

A desk organizer

Some say that your desk reflects your mind. We don’t know if they’re right but it’s better to be safe than sorry. A multi-purpose desk organizer is essential to anyone who always hoards colored pens and cute accessories for their table.

Wood charging station, P2,750 (Quirks)

Mug for grub

There can be times when drinking coffee or tea while working is not enough. You want to get biscuits, but with your workload, you might not have time for a second trip. Check out this cute mug with a kangaroo pocket for your biscuit.

I Heart Biscuits Mug, P850 (Quirks)

Sunnies and (fake) specs

Whoever said that it’s not okay (read: pretentious) for people who have 20/20 vision to wear specs is wrong. Do whatever makes you feel good. If you feel like a boss while wearing specs, then by all means, channel your inner Kate Winslet. Go win that award.

Dolly, P499; Cassidy, P499 (Sunnies Studios)

Blank diary or planner

Admit it, you haven’t touched your 2016 planner since January. If you want to get back on track with your workload, try a blank planner and journal. You have full control of your schedule and you won’t feel as terrible when you miss a week of journaling.

Any Year Planner, P875 (Sunday Paper)

A lipstick shade you actually like

The point of wearing makeup is to make yourself feel good. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If wearing a super dark lip on a summer day makes you feel like a total badass, then do it.

How To Conquer the World Moisturizing Lip Lacquer set, P1,199 (Happy Skin Cosmetics)

A statement bag

No, we’re not talking about an expensive signature tote that looks like a market bag from Thailand. Just pick something that you feel awesome carrying. Just make sure it fits all your stuff, too.

Custom bag, price available upon request (Randolf Clothing)

A cute notebook

Taking notes on your phone can be convenient but it won’t be long before they get drowned in random grocery lists. Grab a cute notebook you can use to write down the important details that can’t be missed.

Notebooks, P270 each (Two Thirty Sixty)

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