Why Become a Published Author? 8 Reasons why It’s important to have a published book if you are a business owner? Having a book to share sets you apart from the competition Being an Author gives you credibility – Authors have as much credibility as physicians The book becomes your business card People take you […]

Master the Interview – The Art of Interviewing In order to get the interview, you must have a powerful resume. I suggest hiring a professional resume writer who can create several resumes fouling on your various skill sets, you can use and adapt for several positions Some companies allow you to have a personal photo […]

Is Procrastination Keeping you from Success? Get off the Lazy Train Is procrastination getting in the way of yourself, your business and your success? We procrastinate things we don’t enjoy. We procrastinate because we are fearful. Let me share with you what I perceive to be the main reasons people procrastinate, and how you can […]

Build Your Tribe of Woman Behind Every Successful Woman is herself and her Tribe of Other Successful Women who have her back Do we support other women, friends, family, or co-workers, in their journey towards success, or are we jealous and malicious and seek to tear them down?  Do we gossip or belittle them and strive […]

Be Fearless and Fabulous The past is a lesson, not a life sentence “Fears are nothing more than a state of mind” -Napoleon Hill “Fear comes from uncertainty, when we are absolutely certain of our worth we are impervious to fear”. William Congreve “Everything you want is on the other side of fear”. Tony Robbins […]

The Art of Effective Communication Communication and active listening are the key to success in business and relationships. Asking questions and engaging in active listening will provide you with all the information you need to know in a relationships or about your customer and their WIIFIT – What’s in it for Them. The more effectively […]

Beautiful Ladies – there is a saying, “The quality of your life is a function of the quality of questions you ask yourself.” Great life and business coaches know how to ask you the type of questions that evoke the kind of answers that elevate the quality of your life. Coaches work with you over […]

You Don’t Need to Be Superwoman  Perfection – Get Over it Why is it we feel the need to be superwoman, be all things to everyone. Perhaps it’s our culture, it’s the way we were raised, the religious beliefs, the societal norms that now must be broken and changed in this new ERA of the […]

Message from Andrea Swensen – CEO & Founder of HelloBeautifulladies.com and the ASK ANDREA blog During this Holiday Season, let us all be mindful of the Spirit of the Season. Mindful of our blessings and show love and charity to all especially those less fortunate. May I challenge you to take out a piece of […]

Today on this day of Thanksgiving, I would like to share my thanks and gratitude for the many wonderful individuals who helped make Hello Beautiful Ladies a reality.  A big thanks to my guest bloggers who share their expertise to expand our horizons and thanks to all those who posed for the Beautiful Photos on […]

Affirmations of a BITCH – Beautiful, Intelligent, Tenacious, Charming, Hottie Beautiful –  I am Beautiful inside and out. I am worthy of love. I love myself so therefore I can love others and accept them for who and what they are. My inner beauty radiates outward. I am genuine, loving, kind, caring thoughtful and gracious. […]

Celebrating the holidays without a loved one can be a challenge and can take some of the joy from a normally happy time. So, how do you honor their memory while still enjoying the holidays? When you lose a loved one you once celebrated with, the holidays can be a time of grief and sadness. […]

“Do what you love and the rewards will come.”  Don’t focus on the money but what you have to give, to offer to others, how can you help others, how will your idea, or business serve others. By serving others the rewards will come. The rewards don’t always come overnight, but they do come in […]

Let’s face it, all of us yearn for a sense of belonging and we would like to know that our presence in a group adds value. The nature and set up as small, selected groups of individuals with common goals gives Mastermind groups an air of exclusivity. You may be thinking,  if this is so […]

Successful Women Never Stop Learning There’s something in me that gets excited at the thought of learning new and fascinating information. Since you’re on my email list or read my blog, my guess is that you love learning, too.  The most successful women never stop learning. There are some key ways to direct your love of […]

Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back. Who is your tribe? Who are the successful women in your life, who are your mentors, your idols?  Who are the visionaries that you admire? Study them, interview them, learn from them so you don’t make the same mistakes. Who do […]

Beautiful Ladies as you age are you finding that your hair is thinning out and becoming dull. Below are some tips to revitalize your hair HAIR GROWTH MYTHS Full and shiny hair is associated with beauty, appeal, and success. Hair improvement is subject to long-lasting myths. Whether you believe in these myths or not, they might […]

It’s a fact, the quality of the people you surround yourself with will have a profound effect on your life, your thinking, your business. What is your passion and purpose in life? Are the people you spend time with helping you achieve this? Your lifestyle will generally reflect the lifestyle of the people you have in […]

It’s summer and traveling season. Here are some tips to keep you safe and help you have a great time. for more information tune into my travel videos under the Video section of the website. While traveling is supposed to be a relaxing time, it can create stress and take a toll on your body. […]

Sleep is necessary but annoying to me. If it wasn’t for sleep, I could get so much more accomplished. I could read more books to increase my knowledge. The average CEO reads 60 books a year.  How many books do you read a year? Knowledge is power. Powerful people have money. Weak people with no purpose […]

Do you have what it take to stay sharp and continually reinvent yourself and your business? Life and business coaching is a unique service designed to help ambitious achievers meet the outcomes that will bring them success and fulfillment. Coaches focus on results and actions. The client’s goals are measurable with key performance indicators and […]

You are more than enough. You are everything you need to be. You were born with everything you need to be, every skill, every talent, every idea, is already within you.  You need only ignite the flame.   For years Andrea Swensen has traveled around the world speaking to audiences from 50 to 5,000 asking […]

Is Your TV Babysitting Your Children? Do you want to be more successful in life, get more accomplished, be more productive? Then turn off the TV. The average adult, by the age of 65, will have spent nine years watching TV. Children watch an average of 27 hours of TV a week. By age 18, […]

8 Statements Never to say to a Narcissist Never say, “It’s not about you.” To a narcissist, everything is all about them. They have tunnel vision, they are not nurturers, they could care less about you. It’s their world and you’re just living in it.  Never say, “You’re not listening. “It’s not that a narcissist […]

Beautiful Ladies, are you stuck in Busyville, so busy running around doing this and that like a chicken with your head cut off that you don’t have time to stop and smell the roses, enjoy the moment, enjoy life? It’s time to get out of Busyville and start being productive. Just because you’re busy, doesn’t […]

Beautiful Ladies – Do you have a Narcissist in your life?  Narcissists have NO empathy, compassion or feelings for anyone but themselves. Have you ever had someone say something so upsetting to you that you found yourself ticking off a list of counterarguments to dispute their assertions? You obsess on what you should have said. You get […]

  Tips for finding the balance between working and parenting Stick to a schedule. Be clear about events on your calendar that cannot be missed. Share these events with work, spouse and children to ensure are you all on the same page. Make school events and your children’s extracurricular a priority. Carve out bonding time. Find time […]

Journey to India – All Ladies League & Women’s Economic Forum I’m extremely honored to have been nominated to participate in this amazing organization and be a part of Team USA. The All Ladies League and Women’s Economic Forum provide a platform for collaboration, networking, growth, and opportunities for women around the globe. I was […]

Beautiful Ladies Stop Waiting on the When Beautiful Ladies – Are you waiting for your life to begin? Do you tell yourself, when this happens I will do that?  When that happens I will do this?  Do you feel stymied, stagnant and stuck? Well, I’m here to tell you, the planets will not align so […]

Does Dressing for Success Really Work? Perception is Everything Dress for the job you want not the job you have, if you are looking to be promoted.  Research what the acceptable attire is for your line of work or the industry you are in. You want to be able to set a tone and establish […]

The Purpose of Pets in our Lives Thank you to all my followers and friends who supported me during the loss of my beloved best friend Marlewy my Dog. I am at peace with the belief that she is now happy, having fun eating her favorite foods and onto her next journey.Pets teach us kindness […]

Hello Beautiful Ladies, do you want to learn the secrets to creating even more success in your life and business? Stay tuned as I share information from amazing and successful women from around the globe during my experience at the Women’s Economic Forum in India April 24-May 1st.  I will be posting excerpts from the speaker’s […]

Anais Nin once wrote, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage”.  Seven ways to overcome fear which may be keeping you stuck and holding you back. Shine the light on your fear. Pinpoint the fear that’s plaguing you the most, hold it up to the light of your awareness. Ask yourself honestly: Is […]

  When it comes to what people think of you, it’s been said that “bad is stronger than good.” In a given day, if you hear ninety-nine compliments and one criticism, you know which one will be running through your head as you try to fall asleep that night. It’s normal to care what people […]

Hello Beautiful Ladies, please join me as I journey to Dehli India April 25- May 1st, to present at the Women’s Economic Forum. A forum created to inspire women globally, to help them create success through finding their passion and purpose in life. I will be speaking on various topics such as “How Helping Others […]

Part of the stress we have in life comes from the people we encounter and must deal with on a daily basis. When we think about those individuals, we may try to create scenarios in our heads for how we may or may not converse with them. We send ourselves into a tailspin of anxiety […]

Pets teach us kindness and compassion. They love unconditionally. Pets are a beloved member of the family. This past weekend the love of my life, my baby Marley a Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier, went to doggie heaven to play with her pals. To once again be vibrant, alive, strong. Marley could run like the wind. […]

My Beautiful Greek Goddess Friend.  I wanted to reach out to you and tell you how proud I am of you and the celebration of your website and a new book. I’m so excited to read it. What a wonderful accomplishment. You do so much for women and everyone’s lives. I’m so proud to call […]

Hello Beautiful Ladies, I’m so excited to announce that I will be speaking at the upcoming International Women’s Economic Forum  (WEF) in India  April 25th -April 30th. What is this forum about?  It’s a unique vision to connect women across the globe to strengthen and inspire every woman to become a businesswoman.  To help them […]

You are uniquely you.  Dr. Seuss said, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out”?  I love my perfect imperfections. I love myself for who and what I am. I was born with everything I need to be.  When we don’t love ourselves, we don’t feel worthy of love and we don’t allow […]

My Beautiful Greek Goddess Friend.  I wanted to reach out to you and tell you how proud I am of you and the celebration of your website and a new book. I’m so excited to read it. What a wonderful accomplishment. You do so much for women and everyone’s lives. I’m so proud to call […]

Tips for How to Stress Less and Avoid Burnout The term “Burnout” was first used in the 1970s by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. Dr. Freudenberger who studied overworked professionals who were “burning out”. He found that these healthcare workers were working too long, not taking time off and were suffering as a result. This caused an […]

I have this sign on my refrigerator, bathroom mirror, and phone to remind me that it is okay to say NO. Every time you say NO, you are really saying YES to something else you would prefer doing. Saying NO is a challenge for most people. Why is it so hard to tell someone NO? […]

TRUE FRIENDS ARE HARD TO FIND, DIFFICULT TO LEAVE AND IMPOSSIBLE TO FORGET. I recently had to move on from several girlfriends who were in my life. Reality is they weren’t really girlfriends after all. NO, in fact, they were users,  takers, jealous, and the relationship was really one-sided, I was always giving, listening, helping […]

  Are you a people pleaser?  Well, it’s time to Stop and Start taking care of yourself. It’s Okay to say NO. You don’t have to feel guilty anymore for saying no. I give you permission to say no. Say no to friends, family, co-workers, volunteering, religious responsibilities and more. Your number one responsibility is […]

What is Meditation?  I believe it is a state of being in harmony with ourselves and the world around us. Meditation is a feeling of being at peace. You don’t always need to sit in a special position in a special room to meditate, although the proper conditions with soft healing background music can lead […]

Money problems (at their root) are always mindset problems. The greatest financial obstacle we face is our lack of awareness of the mind/body/spirit connection to our bank accounts, something almost none of us has ever really been taught. Instead, we absorbed lack consciousness and upper limiting beliefs, unknowingly holding them as truths, even though they […]

Trade Your Expectations for Appreciation and Your Life Will Change “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ―Bruce Lee People never act or respond the way we want them to, expect them to, or think they should. We expect people […]


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