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Christine Hassler
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Christine Hassler 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. She is currently working on her third book, Overcoming Expectation Hangovers (New World Library 2014), which is about leveraging disappointment at ANY age. Contribute to her next book here..

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 with a counseling emphasis 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.

Christine began her evolution as a Gen Y expert with a discussion group for quarter-lifers in Los Angeles struggling with questions about themselves and their lives. As she continued her investigation of herself and others, she began to craft a roadmap for life for people of all ages which includes discovery, self-acceptance, self-forgiveness and clarity.

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 is 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 teaching programs in Spiritual Psychology.

Christine grew up in Dallas, graduated cum laude from Northwestern University and received her Masters Degree in 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

Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts!

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 9:45 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

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 9:35 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 | 6:13 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 | 3:22 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 | 5:54 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 | 1:41 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 | 3:32 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 | 10:43 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 | 4:16 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 | 11:56 AM

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 | 11:22 AM

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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How You Say It Is More Important Than What You Say

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 2:02 PM

A friend of mine called me last week and said she had something she needed to tell me. She prefaced it by telling me it was really awful, she was so ashamed, she couldn't believe she was doing it and that she was so mad at herself. Before she even...

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Having Confidence Is Not As Hard As You Think

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 2:50 PM

Last week, in my women's coaching circle, one of the women was sharing about a work situation and expressed that she "needs to work on being more confident." She believed that she would be more respected in her company if she communicated like the other employees who she perceives as...

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Feel Stuck in a Job You Hate?

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 1:28 PM

Feel stuck in a job you hate?

If you dread going to work each day...

Or feel like you are supposed to be doing something else...

Or are just going through the motions at work and feel totally bored, misplaced and even apathetic...

Then this post is for you!

I...

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Attention!

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 5:50 PM

Where you look is where you go. Whatever you put your attention expands and impacts what you experience and create in your life.

Consider: Where are you looking? What are you paying attention to?

When we allow ourselves to engage in worry, obsessing or regret, our attention quickly...

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You Are Never Truly Alone

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 3:40 PM

"If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company." -- Jean-Paul Sartr

"All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone." -- Jean de la Bruyere

Being alone. It can be a wonderful time to recharge, relax and just be. And it...

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How to Stop Worrying

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 6:39 PM

There seems to be a lot to worry about in life given we cannot control everything. But worrying is a huge drain of your energy and completely useless so today I am going to offer you a way to stop worrying, or at the very least dramatically reduce it.

Honestly...

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Why We Don't Always Get What We Want

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 1:06 PM

What I've learned through the years of coaching people through what I call Expectation Hangovers is that they hit us where we are most vulnerable. We tend to experience repeat disappointment in our most tender areas. Ouch.

This isn't because the Universe is mean and wants to punish us. It's...

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It's Time to Get Over It!

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 12:39 PM

My hunch is you are carrying around something that is very heavy and causes you unnecessary suffering. This thing blocks you from the experiences and connections you desire. It weighs you down, holds you back and robs you of joy.

What is this dreadful thing I am talking about?

It...

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What to Do With Emotions: They Are Very Important

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 1:00 PM

Feeling bad doesn't feel good. Most people that come to see me for coaching or a workshop is because they want to get out of feeling bad and start feeling good!

When we are experiencing an uncomfortable emotion, we usually want out of it...and we'll try a variety of methods...

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