A personal update

Last week my update was about being who you are and WOW did I get a chance to practice what I was preaching! This is often the case. One of the things I love most about my work is that I am consistently called forward, which is challenging in the best kind of way.

In today’s vlog, I vulnerably share about the temporary amnesia and a bout of not-enoughness-thinking I had after a meeting with a manager who questioned the size of my platform based on twitter followers and facebook fans on Christine Hassler. “For as long as you’ve been doing this, you should have more. Why don’t you?” Ouch

His intentions were good but I still watched myself go into a downward spiral of “I’m not doing enough” thinking. Thank God for a call with a circle of grilfriends who reminded me that it is not the number of tweets or likes but the depth of the work I do and the place inside I do it from that truly matters.

I am grateful for the reminder of how painful it is to forget who we are and what matters, especially when there are endless opportunities to slip into comparison commas.

In the vlog, I share more about how sometimes this field feels like a popularity contest and open up about the confusion that can come with that. I welcome your comments and would love to know if you can relate, so please head over to the blog and talk with me.

Thank YOU for welcoming me into your inbox each week. I love being authentic and vulnerable with you, it feels soooooo good (and much better than attempting to be a “brand”). I am also grateful for things like Facebook and twitter and the people I get to connect with – like you!

Much love to you all – may your day be filled with a knowing of who you are and always, always, ALWAYS remember: YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH.

Love,

Christine
 
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  • http://www.alexismeads.com/ Alexis Meads

    Hi Christine,

    Thank you for this personal video! As a female entrepreneur I can totally relate to this “Not-enoughness” thinking. And I’ve many times actually compared myself to you as doing so much more and someone to aspire to! I have far fewer twitter followers than you, but I’d like to share a lot of your tweets in the upcoming weeks to make sure my fans are following you as well :)

    xoxo
    Alexis Meads

    • Christine Hassler

      Alexis, oh the comparison comma!! I so get that and it’s so painful. YES instead of comparison COLLABORATION – love it and will find you on twitter.

      • http://www.alexismeads.com/ Alexis Meads

        Agreed! Collaboration is key :) Would love to collaborate in any way possible, I’m a Self-Love Coach. I’ll “see you” on Twitter – thanks Christine!

  • Adrienne Clements

    Christine, this is so beautiful. Thank you always being authentic and vulnerable with us. Goodness can I relate! I often find my inner mean girl’s intentions can be good, like promoting us to spread our message, but often the way she goes about sharing that is not very helpful. While I have only every participated in your online group programs, and have not met you in person- you were and continue to be a major catalyst in my personal transformation. Your vulnerability and organic approach to connecting on media is one of the things I love most about you. You are right, it is not about popularity but about the meaningfulness of the work you do. What you do has brought meaning to so many of us! Thank you! Xo, your sister Austinite- Adrienne

    • Christine Hassler

      That means the world to me Adrienne, thank you and bless you. I will keep keeping it real. Love, Christine

  • Lynn Gilmartin

    You are so beautiful, inside and out. ♥

    • Christine Hassler

      I receive! And right back at you beautiful lady

  • Kyah Johnson

    Christine, I was working with a similar feeling this morning. I prayed for divine guidance, and then you appeared in my inbox. You are someone who I respect and has, in my eyes, an abundance of followers and likes. Yet, here you are dealing so rawly with a similar feeling of: I am not enough in the eyes of social media. And, when I heard that, I wanted to reach out and hug you and strongly assure you that you are indeed way more than enough. It reminded me to do this for myself as well. Thank you.

    • Christine Hassler

      ((((((Kyah)))))) that is a huge virtual hug from me to you.

  • Marty Unterreiner

    Dear Christine, I am a 74 year old semi-retired grandpa that came in contact with your work through Tom Hill and John O’Leary, and I had he pleasure of meeting you with John O’Leary at Maryville University a few months ago. I have had the opportunity to meet many people over the years, and you are the most articulate young woman I have ever had the pleasure of coming in contact with. I don’t spend time on Facebook and have never Tweeted, but I look forward to, and really appreciate, your emails and you inspiring videos. You give me much hope for the younger generation. You are like a beloved daughter to me, in whom I am well pleased. Many Blessings, Marty Unterreiner

    • Christine Hassler

      Marty, this could possibly be my favorite comment ever! Thank you so much for your support and I am proud and blessed to be like a beloved daughter. Love, Christine

  • Connie Trowbridge

    Christine,
    I adore this post. Everywhere I turn, someone is talking about doing this to increase likes, followers and whatnot. But the thing is, none of that resonated with me. None of that felt right. This voice inside of me was telling me “no, you don’t have to go about things in that way. All you have to do is set the intention to help others in the best way you can and everything will be fine” You’re post was like a blessing. It was the voice inside of me but on a MEGA PHONE! Authenticity is the best way to be. Thank you for the reminder.

    • Christine Hassler

      And I ADORE YOU!! Can’t wait to read your ebook

      • Connie Trowbridge

        I couldn’t have written it without ya! =)

  • http://www.innerartcreations.com/ Kelsey Fox Bennett

    Bless you, dear. Whew! Certainly know how you feel and so love and support you. I discovered you via Gabby Bernstein’s May Cause Miracles interview series and have greatly enjoyed being part of your journey. Amen and hallelujah! It’s always just the beginning. xoxo

    • Christine Hassler

      AMEN!!!!

  • Lina Liwag

    Hi Christine,

    I saw you at the IIN Live Conference in New York last year and was very much inspired by the work that you do. I’m transitioning from a long time career to something new and somehow unfamiliar territory but looking up to inspiring people like you who have done it!

    I can totally relate to what you just shared…I struggle with it every so often. Thanks for the reminder!

    • Christine Hassler

      Thank you Lina and you can do it!! I celebrate you for taking the LEAP!

  • Val

    Thank you so much for what you do. I recently learned of you thru The Daily Love. I find you very compassionate and authentic. Please don’t allow competition to dilute your message. Yes, it is very hard to not compare ourselves with others and feel we should be doing, more, more, more. What you’re doing is great! Do you want to be a nose to the grindstone businesswoman or do you want to be sweet Christine? (I do not mean that in a patronizing way at all.) Facebook shcmacebook! I know I relate to you because you do seem so nice and not the least bit afraid to show your vulnerabilities. It was a man who told you you did not have enough “likes.” I’m sure he meant well, but that’s typical male energy shining thru. We live with enough of that, so please keep us balanced with your intuitive, soulful blogs and vlogs. Thank you!

    • Christine Hassler

      I want to be SWEET CHRISTINE!!! Thank you for seeing me.

  • Tal

    Christine, thank you for sharing this personal experience with us to remind us that everyone – even bright and talented people such as yourself – can go through moments of self-doubt and feeling not good enough. I myself have been feeling that way for a while, and it’s always nice to have a reminder from people like you who are out on the web trying to remind us all to stay on track. I always appreciate your sunny and bright attitude in your videos, and your messages are always very timely for me. Keep up the good work Christine :)

    • Christine Hassler

      It is my pleasure and intention to be a reminder. You are enough!!
      Bless you, Christine

  • Michele Arlene Cressman

    You amaze me. Somehow you are there at the right time so often for me, with your words, sharing your thoughts, your vulnerability, your experiences. All the comments are right on point. I love who you are–it is why I listen, and learn. Congratulations for not falling into the trap again. .

    • Christine Hassler

      Thank you Michele – I am out of the trap!!

  • Julie Schroeder

    Sincerely “YOU are more than enough!” There isn’t a single life coach that I’ve ever related to more and gives better advice than you! You are interesting, honest and vulnerable and your style is like no one else. My heartache and your video “How to Get Over a Breakup” was only the beginning of the practical advice I needed at the time. I have faithfully followed you ever since and told many about you. I am so thankful for what you do and how well you do it. You’ve made a difference in my life more than you will ever know!

    • Christine Hassler

      Wow, Julie. I am thankful for YOU too!

  • Mary

    Christine, I’m very the same. I get jealous of my friends who can get hundreds of facebook likes in a weekend, I’ve been there for 2 years and just got 50. I want to be bigger and I don’t need someone else to tell me that I’m not doing enough…with everything in my life – jobs, business, parenting – I’m beginning to wonder where I actually fit in my life. I have some friends who sometimes will bring me back down to earth just to tell me to get in the flow. Thanks for being one of my ‘friends’ in the last year since I joined your gang

  • Sue

    Yes you are so right that we should just do things that make us happy and not worry about what others say we should or should not be. I am on facebook and i don’t want to have lot’s of people i don’t know as a friend! I am happy to just keep in contact with a few friends and family on facebook. That’s me. Don’t worry you are doing great i enjoy listening to your advice. Thank you i enjoy what you have to say you are blessed and are a special person. Enjoy your journey.

  • Eily

    I love you Christine… your approach is so pleasant and appealing to me. You are amazing and please know that! This video today is so personally relevant to me and makes me feel even more close to you and grateful for your style. How can I help YOU? ox

  • alana

    Dear Christine

    I’m a student in Singapore watching your vlog and have been following your blog the past 3-4 years, ever since I read your book – the twenty something manifesto – which I borrowed in my local library. I even purchased the book and got one for my friend as her 21st birthday present! I really appreciate your vlogs, blogs and posts. Due to distance, I cannot personally attend your retreats, but I feel so inspired from your writing.

    I believe that there are many more people out there like me. Please know that you have made a REAL difference in my life, every single day. It’s so much more than a FB like….

    Thank you, and may there be lots of sunshine coming your way (:

  • Sue J

    Thank you Christine, for sharing such a personal vlog. I am often attacked by “not enoughness” and was touched by your message and your vulnerability. Not for the first time, you have given me the boost I need to move forward with my personal development. Thank you so much. Bright Blessings. Sue

  • Mary Sabo

    This was absolutely super helpful for me! I am just started to share my message which includes being in my twenties and miserable and getting sober and finding happiness after hitting bottom and finding that happiness isn’t what I thought it was but something better and real and genuine – you are actually one of the women I keep coming back to when my motives start to get wonky and I get stressed seeing all the campaigns – you give me the confidence to realize that just like happiness, my message doesn’t have to come with millions of dollars and the outside trappings. It really comes from the next girl I can help which is why I chose the tagline: Stop Waiting on Happy! Thank you! I was one of those 20-somethings you really helped! I’m 28 now and finally feel content:)

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  • ArtN

    See… that was a really wonderful vlog. The first time I heard anything of Christine was on a podcast (I think it was Art of Charm). I am very selective with my podcasts because I subscribe to so many. I’ll delete a bunch of them and cherry pick the ones that catch my interest. I tried to delete the one Christine was on because I have never resonated with life coaches or others who champion one flavor or another of the power of positive thinking. It turns out it didn’t delete for whatever reason and I was in my car driving. So I listened and really enjoyed the podcast. So shame on me for pre-judging.

    I liked that I couldn’t predict what Christine was going to say during the podcast. I thought her ideas were deeper than the typical superficial feel good stuff. And I also just resonated with her. I only resonate with truly authentic people. I like the stuff she says. It’s well thought out and helpful. So now I enjoy these vlogs.

    Can’t put my finger on all the reasons why she’s different, but I’m glad I gave that podcast a chance. Sometimes it’s ok to go with your gut.

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  • sashamariestone

    I am SO GRATEFUL for this! I keep trying to do FB Ads for my webinars with very little success. What I’m learning is that the most valuable way for me to connect with people about my offerings is not through traditional advertising, but through personal connection, rather that be in person or online.

    I found you on Liz DiAlto’s podcast and I’m so happy I did. You’re amazing Christine!

  • Kristen

    Thank you! Can so relate. I’m currently at the beginning stages of following my intuition, leaving my current corporate job, and determining what’s next that more aligns with my soul. I’m so scared and have no idea what I’m doing but it’s definitely a big learning and growth opportunity. You are so amazing!