Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life

Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life

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By (author) Christine Hassler

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  • Publisher: NEW WORLD LIBRARY
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 20mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 29 October 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Novato, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1608682412
  • ISBN 13: 9781608682416
  • Sales rank: 122,983

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When our expectations are met and things go according to plan, we feel a sense of accomplishment; we feel safe, in control, and on track. But when life does not live up to our expectations, we end up with an Expectation Hangover. This particular brand of disappointment is profoundly uncomfortable and can cost us valuable time and energy if not treated and leveraged effectively. Christine Hassler has broken down the complex and overwhelming experience of recovering from disappointment into a step-by-step treatment plan. This book reveals the formula for how to process Expectation Hangovers on the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual levels to immediately ease suffering. Instead of wallowing in regret, self-recrimination, or anger, we can see these experiences as catalysts for profound transformation and doorways that open to possibility. Often it is only when life throws us a curveball (or several) that we look in a different direction and make room for the kinds of unexpected things that lead more directly to a life we love. By the time you finish this book, you'll understand why your Expectation Hangover happened and have your own treatment plan -- a clear course of action to pursue your goals while preventing future disappointment.

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Christine Hassler left her job as a successful Hollywood agent to pursue a life she could be passionate about. In 2005 she wrote a guidebook for quarter-life women, "20 Something, 20 Everything," and she later wrote a book for men and women, "20 Something Manifesto." Today, as a life coach and speaker, she supports people of all ages. She leads seminars and retreats at colleges, at conferences, at corporations, and in beautiful locations around the world. She has appeared as an expert on the "Today" show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style, and PBS. Christine is a member of Northwestern University's Council of 100 and the Young Entrepreneur Council, and is on the faculty of the University of Santa Monica. She lives in Los Angeles.

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"Christine Hassler's clear voice reminds us, no matter where we are in life, of a timeless truth: that we all have within us the ability to meet life's challenges, be empowered through adversity, and move from struggle to grace." -- Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of the "Huffington Post" and author of "Thrive" "If this book has landed in your lap right now, and you're wallowing in an Expectation Hangover of your own, consider this a sign from the Universe that you're ready to press 'fast-forward' on this phase of your journey. With this book, you will be guided through your Expectation Hangover with love, compassion, and sensitivity to how much you might be hurting right now." -- from the foreword by Lissa Rankin, MD, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Mind Over Medicine" and "The Fear Cure" "Hassler's work will equip any reader who is open and committed to change to succeed." -- "Library Journal" "Life is difficult, not unfair. We all need to be truly educated and prepared for life's difficulties. Christine Hassler's new book can do that for us. Just as hunger leads us to seek nourishment, an Expectation Hangover can help us to nourish our life. When you are willing to ask yourself, 'What am I to learn from this experience?' you will find what ultimately nourishes your life. Her techniques contain the wisdom of the ages and sages. Read, learn, and transform your curse into a blessing and life's charcoal into a diamond." -- Bernie Siegel, MD, author of "The Art of Healing" and "365 Prescriptions for the Soul" "Christine Hassler is a divine teacher and guide. In "Expectation Hangover," she helps us reframe our disappointment by guiding us to see our obstacles as detours in the right direction. This book gives us a window of opportunity to change our patterns and open our hearts to a new way of perceiving the world." -- Gabrielle Bernstein, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Miracles Now" "Warm and encouraging wisdom for when things don't go according to plan. Christine Hassler is a tremendous ally for navigating through life's most challenging moments, and this book is a powerful road map for dealing with disappointment in an efficient and empowering way that becomes a doorway to profound personal growth." -- H. Ronald Hulnick, PhD, president, University of Santa Monica, and Mary R. Hulnick, PhD, chief educational officer, University of Santa Monica, coauthors of "Loyalty to Your Soul" "If you've never been disappointed, you don't need this book. For everyone else, here's an approach that will shift you from letdown to breakthrough. Christine Hassler's insightful and practical book will get you moving quickly and powerfully toward greater success and fulfillment." -- Marci Shimoff, professional speaker and #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Happy for No Reason"