• Expectation Hangover

  • Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life
  • By: Christine Hassler
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (211 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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I wish it was read by the author!!

I Love Love Love this book, but the performer does not do it justice. As a longtime Christine Hassler follower & podcast listener, the tone of the book’s performance does not match the content at all. For those that are not as familial with Christine’s work, I feel like they would get soooo much more out of it, if it was read by the author.

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Christine wth

I found this book through her podcast which is really good.
I am so confused about her voice on this book. It’s not even her voice but has this weird narrative tone. It would be perfect for story telling. But it’s odd and hard to concentrate when her tone is so random for the book topic. I can barely pay attention to anything being said.
If this narrator was reading a story that has characters and dialogue it would be perfect.

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One of the best

I absolutely loved this book. I listened to it first then bought the book also to do all the of the exercises. It's a real type of book that makes you think and figure it out as to how to make it work for your own life not just being told this is how you should be. I probably will listen to it again !
Only negative was the narrator, had to get used to how she talked after a couple chapters it was okay but definitely could of been better.
But other then that its a FANTASTIC book !!

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Love Christine, Hate the Audiobook

I wish Christine Hassler was reading the audio book. The woman reading sounds makes it sound like a romance or dramatic fiction novel. Christine has a very soothing way of speaking that this narrator just doesn’t have. That being said, I might just get the paper book because I love Christine’s message and really want to finish the book!

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Narration Tone not in Alignment with Author

I am a new and regular listener to Christine's podcast. respectfully the Narrator is in no way in alignment with the tone that Christine keeps with her audience. I couldn't get past the voice even though Christine's amazing content is still there. May I please get this taken off my library and be given a credit to my account?

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Good book for the beginner

If you are a bigger in personal development this book is for you. Many of the tools she uses are known reframing techniques, shifting your focus, looking at this from a different perspective and creating a balanced life.

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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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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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Wonderfully profound

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

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  • 01-04-15

Loved it!

I loved this book for offering a fresh perspective on what to do when life doesn't go as planned. I think we all need strategies to help us process and accept disappointment and put it I context so as not to burden ourselves with it in the future. This book covers our expectations of ourselves, of others, other people of us and of life in general. Well read too, so an excellent job by both Christines! Being an audio book a pdf with the questions in each chapter and key points is needed for the readers. I highly recommended this book for everyone.

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  • Dee
  • 03-23-20

Awesome book!

I'm on chapter 3 and I'm enjoying it and its like its talking to me. I hope I apply it to my everyday life :)

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  • Hellè Weston
  • 03-02-19

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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