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Are you experiencing expectation hangover?  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.

Now she is the author of three books, her newest Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life.  It is the guidebook for how to treat disappointment on the emotional, mental, behavioral and spiritual levels.  She shares her expertise in an incredibly inspiring podcast that I recommend downloading and labeling: “For Emergencies, Press Play”.

[2:10] About our guest, Christine Hassler

[4:40] Christine’s first defining goal – How her journey began

[6:30] The bittersweet feeling of achievement

[7:50] Why achieving your goals isn’t really the goal

[10:50] Determining whether your direction is a push or a pull

[14:40] Deciphering the signs

[17:20] The idea behind the Expectation Hangover

[22:00] specific strategies for dealing with fear: releasing versus recycling feelings

[24:00] Release journaling

[25:10] Setting up your day and staying focused in the right direction

[27:00] The Avoidance Trap

[30:00] five year goals – why they’re bogus

To contact Christine reach out to her at or @christinehassler on instagram and @christinhassler on twitter.


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