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Expectation Hangover

Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life
Narrated by: Christina Traister
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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When our expectations are met and things go according to plan, we feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. Risking little, we feel safe, in control, and on-track. But when life throws us a curveball or does not live up to our expectations, we end up with an Expectation Hangover. This particular brand of discomfort is profoundly sobering and uncomfortable.

Christine Hassler urges us to not wallow in regret, self-recrimination, or anger, and instead see these hangovers as catalyst for profound transformation. Often life has to throw us a curveball (or several) so that we look in a different direction. When we fully treat our Expectation Hangover on the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual level, we learn courage, faith, surrender, and love, and we make room for the kind of unexpected things that lead us more directly to a life we love - rather than a life we planned.

©2014 Christine Hassler (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Simple and profound book!

This has become one of my new favourites in the self-help category. I love how digestible and simple the explanations are of concepts that I know can take years to truly grasp. Such a testament to the deep level of inner work the author has obviously done to understand herself including the workings of the mind, the ego and the journey required to cultivate faith in something greater.

Expectations are at the root of so much of our human suffering and this book explains how expectations negatively impact us and how we can break the cycle of feeling inadequate, disappointed and dissatisfied with how life unfolds.

I have already recommended the book to friends and clients and will read again for sure.

I think anyone could benefit from this book (men & women of all ages). It is an easy read with simple language and it's packed with gems of undeniable truth that will have you nodding along.

The narrator was great too! Clear, energetic and nicely paced.

I highly recommend this book!

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  • CBH
  • 27-06-2018

Not that interesting

The narrator has an annoying voice and the content wasn’t that life changing. There is too much reputation of the words “expectation hangover”.

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  • William
  • 14-07-2016

Good Tools

There a lot of good tools in the books. I'm going to get a hard copy as well. The only thing I did not like is the name of the book expectation hangover.

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  • Dragana
  • 15-11-2018

great book for personal development

great book! just amazing! loved it for me personaly and for my coaching practice 💜

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  • Jeff Redondo
  • 09-09-2018

Lots of tools for stopping expectations

Enjoyed the first half of the book but as it progressed it had too many exercises and not enough practical information that I related to. The ideas in the book are nothing new: try to figure out what upset you and let go of expectations and focus on yourself. I would recommend this book to someone that is just starting the self development journey.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-01-2018

Love everything Christine Teaches!

Wonderful exercises to work through to help reach your goals and a sense of freedom!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-05-2017

Helped me and my daughter so much! Love it!

Love her views, sensible options and metaphors. The exercises are brilliant. Allows people to literally, emotionally and mentally take a step back and look at their reactions.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-11-2016

Great book, very nicely narrated

I listened through the book now I'm ready to tackle the exercises...can't wait to get started!

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  • Katherine
  • 21-10-2016

Great butt kicker

What other book might you compare Expectation Hangover to and why?

I would compare it to Mastering Your Mean Girl, they both have similar writing formats.

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  • Allen Dale Green
  • 12-08-2015

Wonderfully profound

One of the best wisdom lesson books ever. A real healer. Soulful and practical guidance with infinite applications.

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  • Richard
  • 27-01-2015

We've all had them. Now learn how to get through

Perfect book for anyone going through a rough time in their life, or experiencing serious disappointments. Hassler helps you to realize that you can get through it, you are not alone, and that a change in perspective of a situation can make all the difference. Highly recommended!