Call Your Mom!

Call Your Mom! How to Keep Up Relationships When Life Gets Busy

Things are so much simpler when you’re younger. You don’t have to think about paying bills or making appointments; even relationships are easier. When you live in the same home as your family, you see them every day, making it easy to keep up those relationships. Likewise, all of your friends go to the same school or live in your …

Apps on Track

14 Lifesaving Apps to Keep You on Track

We all have things to do and goals to reach, and finding the right tools to help us out can be a lifesaver. Luckily, we have technology on our side, and we scoured the app stores for the best apps out there. Whether you need help refining your productivity and concentration, want to keep track of your fitness, or are …

Inner Creativity

Express Your Inner Creativity (Even if You’re Bad at Art!)

Taking time to be creative can do wonders for your mental health and overall satisfaction. Engaging in creative activities – visual, musical, or dance – can reduce stress and can even improve your physical health. Some of you might think that, despite all the benefits of creativity, it’s not for you. Many of us have that “artistic” friend, and that …

Breaking Down Barriers with... Play-Doh?!

How You Can Break Down Barriers… With Play-Doh?!

When you read the title of this post, many of you may wonder, what the what? Let me explain. When we’re in meetings and presenting to a group of individuals, many people arrive with preconceived notions, are set in their way of doing things, or have a completely different agenda on their mind. The most important thing you can do …

Grad School

To Grad or Not to Grad? Is Advanced Education Right for You?

Should you go to grad school? Pursuing your dream job is a journey of constant opportunities. Careers follow myriad paths, and you will have many forks in the road where you will have to choose which direction to go. One of these forks may be the decision of whether you should get/keep a job, or you pursue a graduate degree. …

Energized Presentation

Want to Be Remembered? The Key is Energized Presentation

People in business attend hundreds of presentations throughout their careers, so how are you going to make yours stand out? The key to making an impactful, memorable presentation is to be high-energy and engaging. An energized presentation starts with you: Your enthusiasm, passion, and inspirational vision will resonate with your audience. By infusing genuine energy throughout your presentation, you create …

Heavy Lifting in Sales

How to Blow Them Away by Doing the Heavy Lifting

The lifeblood of sales and building relationships is setting ourselves apart from our competition. It’s about building strong, long-term relationships and a referral network in the process. Throughout my career, I have found that by doing the heavy lifting for my clients and prospects, my sales success continuously improved. I believe that performing the heavy lifting is a key principal …

Motherly Advice: The Best Lessons Mom Ever Taught Us

Motherly Advice: The Best Lessons Mom Ever Taught Us

Mother’s Day is almost here, and why not celebrate the holiday by reflecting on how your mom has shaped you? You know what they say: “Mother knows best.” Generally speaking, that’s true! What advice has your mommy shared with you over the years? What motherly advice made a difference in your life? Here at Petite2Queen, we love our moms! Here …

Missed Milestones

Missed Milestones In Life? Why Worry?

We all have goals and plans for ourselves. For many of us, those can be pretty specific, with anticipated people, places, jobs, and years thrown into the mix. I myself had numerous goals and milestones I expected to reach at certain points in my life. But, like so many others, I was often left shocked and even disappointed when my …

Coordinating Time Zones

In the Zone: Coordinating Communication Around the World

Working with others is always full of its ups and downs. Coordinating different schedules and commitments can make it tricky to find a meeting time that works for everyone. But add in divergent time zones and you’re in for a real ride! As you deal with colleagues and partners around the globe, you’ll run into the issue of wildly disparate …

Do Something About It

Do Something About It: How to Conquer Life’s Curveballs

We all know life can be hectic – it’s often sleep, eat, work, with some attempts at getting your other chores to fit into the schedule. Our lives are generally organized in terms of our budget, time schedule, and tasks, and those plans can be tight and unyielding. That’s why when something goes awry, it can leave us feeling panicked …

Attending Conferences

Top 10 Tips for Sales Traction When Attending a Conference

How do you get the most out of conference attendance? Along with making genuine connections, what actionable commitments will build momentum? What are the key takeaways to gain traction and move the sales process forward? To accomplish all of these things, you need a strategy and planned tactics before you attend the conference. The following tips will lay the foundation …

Always Right - Customer's Point of View

Always Right: Sales Tips from a Customer’s Point of View

You can’t have sales without customers. That statement may seem obvious to the point of simplicity, but it highlights an often-forgotten part of the business world: You can’t sell anything if no one wants to buy. What do customers want? How can your interactions with these important people make you into the best salesperson you can be? While every customer …

Office Romance Dating a Co-Worker

Office Romance: Is It Actually Worth It?

So many of our favorite TV shows include an office romance as a central point of interest. Sit-coms like The Office, Parks & Recreation, and Brooklyn 99 feature one or more intra-office pairings that are endearing, romantic, and entertaining, and the same goes for dramas like Grey’s Anatomy and Bones. With such a ubiquitous story arch in all of our …

4 Rules to Knock Your Presentation Out of the Park

4 Rules to Knock Your Presentation Out of the Park

Presentations are an everyday occurrence in any position. They run the gamut of simple one-offs in the hallway at work to conference sessions with hundreds in the audience. Regardless of whether you are catching your manager on the run or making a formal sales presentation to a group, there are four rules you must follow to deliver a powerful communication and …

De-Clutter Your Life

Get it Together: De-Clutter Your Life

You’ve probably heard the phrase “less is more.” Perhaps you’ve heard it in terms of fashion, packing for trips, or decorating your home. While “less is more” is certainly not always true, working to de-clutter your life will inevitably bring you more happiness and tranquility. De-Clutter Your Things I come from a family of packrats. Generation upon generation, my kin …