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Christine Hassler
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Christine Hassler is the author of the new book Expectation Hangover and teaches people how to leverage personal and professional disappointment. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about... but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination. In 2005, she wrote the first guidebook written exclusively for young women, entitled 20 Something, 20 Everything. Christine’s second book, The 20 Something Manifesto, written for men and women stems from her experience coaching twenty-something’s.

Today, she supports individuals in discovering the answers to the questions: “Who Am I, What do I want, and How do I get it?” Christine is a Life Coach known for catalyzing radical self-reflection while offering practical direction. She is passionate about busting the myth that life is about living by a checklist and having it all figured out. Christine believes we all deserve and are capable of discovering our passion, pursuing our dreams, and making an impact on the world.

As a professional speaker, Christine leads seminars and workshops to audiences around the country. She has spoken to over 100,000 people at colleges, personal growth events, conferences, and corporations. Christine has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style and PBS, as well as various local television and radio shows, speaking about life issues and “Expectation Hangovers®” – a phenomenon she identified and trademarked or generational diversity. She is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and Cosmo.

As a Gen Y Expert, Christine has been a spokesperson for American Express and the key resource for their women’s and millennial advocacy programs. From her passion about education and student development, Christine created a life balance curriculum for the Leadership Institute. She is member of Northwestern University’s Council of 100, The Young Entrepreneur Council and is a faculty member at the University of Santa Monica.

Christine grew up in Dallas, graduated cum laude from Northwestern University and received her Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Christine is active in volunteerism and loves living a healthy lifestyle. She currently resides in Los Angeles and loves spending time with her family and friends in Austin, Texas.

Entries by Christine Hassler

Is Being Happy All the Time Possible?

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 10:02 AM

Do you find that you have taken on the expectation that if you are doing this personal growth work "right" you are supposed to be happy all the time? Sure, eternal happiness sounds awesome, yet this expectation that we "should" be able to be in a positive place all the...

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Are You Promoting or Demoting Yourself?

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 3:31 PM

We are all equal. No one is better or worse than anyone else. No one is more or less worthy, lovable, or valuable.

But we often lose sight of this truth when we become identified with the roles we play in life and end up putting ourselves in "less than"...

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The First Step to Getting Over ANYTHING

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 12:51 PM

The human experience is full of great stuff like creativity, miracles, connection with others, laughter and dark chocolate. And because we evolve through contrast, our experience also includes challenging situations and things we may not put in the "great stuff" category. I call them expectation hangovers.

But the good news...

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What I Learned From A Spiritual Teacher

(2) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 9:48 AM

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend time with an incredible spiritual teacher named Arkan on sacred land in New Mexico. He does not have a personal website or social media platform. He does have a profound connection to Spirit and Mother Earth that makes him one...

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Are You Addicted to Thinking?

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 11:37 AM

Ever feel like your mind just will not shut off?

Most of us are addicted to thinking. Our addiction tends to intensify when our mind perceives there is a problem to be solved. We want answers. We want resolution. We want to figure it out. Because we believe once we...

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Q&A With Arianna Huffington About Thriving During Expectation Hangovers

(3) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 11:25 PM

In 2006 I had the pleasure of being introduced to Arianna Huffington. It was such an honor to begin blogging on the site during the beginning years and also get to know Arianna. She has continued to be someone I deeply respect personally and professionally. Since she has been a...

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The Fastest Way to Get Better Results

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 10:41 AM

When you go out to dinner, are you satisfied with a meal that had a great side dish and appetizer but a mediocre entrée? If you took a vacation to a five-star hotel, would you give it rave reviews if the rooms were beautiful but the service sucked? Would you...

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The Secret Service, Stephen Covey and Me

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 1:57 PM

I had the opportunity to speak to members of Congress. Gulp. A room full of politicians! It was the first time I had a secret service detail present during one of my speeches which I must admit was pretty cool.

I was there to speak about how to authentically reach...

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Story Time!

(1) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 12:27 PM

I will admit I like getting stuff done. I love the gratitude, excitement and often relief I feel when I attain a goal. Don't you?

Of course you do! We all love results and finishing things!

However in our doing-doing-doing world sometimes we become so addicted to catching the fish...

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Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts!

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 10:45 AM

I want to offer you some immediate relief from yourself! What I mean by this is that most of us, yes even you, torture ourselves with our thoughts!

In my own life and in coaching others, I have observed that one of the biggest sources of suffering comes from what...

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The Flaw With the Law of Attraction

(4) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 10:35 AM

A basic principle of the Law of Attraction is that we will bring into our lives what we focus on, visualize, think about and affirm with our words. The Law of Attraction is both powerful and empowering because it helps us to remember we are co-creating our lives rather than...

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Why Good Things Come to an End

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 7:13 PM

Have you ever had a situation or relationship that seemed so right end up not working out? Maybe it was a career opportunity that seemed like the perfect fit, a friendship that appeared to be an instant BFF, or a romantic relationship where you were sure they were the "one?"...

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Are You Addicted to Results?

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 4:22 PM

Today I want to talk about this subtle misunderstanding: "If I work on myself, I will get the results I want in my life." Now, you may be wondering why in the world that would not be true or reasonable to believe, especially since you probably understand that our external...

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Why Frustration Is Good For You

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 6:54 PM

Often great lessons come from unexpected teachers...

Recently I heard a woman share about how she was with her friend's 7-month-old baby boy and witnessed him experiencing frustration over his natural limitations. He was trying to communicate his needs but did not yet have the verbal skills to do so....

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Are You Addicted to Results?

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 2:41 PM

Today I want to talk about this subtle misunderstanding: "If I work on myself, I will get the results I want in my life." Now you may be wondering why in the world that would not be true or reasonable to believe especially since you probably understand that our external...

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Do You Truly Value Yourself? Then Stop Discounting Yourself!

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 4:32 PM

Consider this question: Do you truly value yourself?

I just got off the phone with a new client who has had her own business for three years and still wonders if she is going to be able to pay her bills every month. She does incredible work and, most importantly,...

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What to Do When Someone Pushes Your Buttons

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 11:43 AM

We are all each others teachers and in all our relationships from family to colleagues to friends to romantic partners, there are going to be times when our buttons get pushed. When someone does something that affects you in a negative way, what is your response? Do you lash back...

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Invest in the Business of You

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 5:16 PM

I recently attended an event hosted by Goldman Sachs celebrating small businesses and entrepreneurs. The event consisted of a panel of successful business people who dished out some great advice for business -- which I found totally applicable to life. If you treated your life and your growth as an...

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Are You Settling or Being Too Picky?

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 12:56 PM

We don't always get what we want in life (I know this probably does not come as a shock to you). So, when something like a job or relationship is not exactly what we desire, how do we know if what we want is even reasonable? Are we expecting too...

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The Huge Mistake We Make When It Comes to Love

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 12:22 PM

One of the biggest mistakes that I see us make when it comes to relationships is loving other people the way we want and need to be loved, rather than loving them in the way they want and need to be loved. And I don't just mean romantic relationships; this...

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