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WITH CHRISTINE HASSLER

The Life Coach Podcast with Christine Hassler

Asking For What You Want At Work

Can you imagine a job where you can ask for exactly what you want and get it? Do these jobs actually exist? It turns out they do! I was recently inspired and rather surprised when a friend of mine shared she ended up extending her two week vacation from work to three weeks. When I…

Weekly Update: Wear Your Good Underwear

I’ve always been a saver. Each year at Halloween, I’d hit as many houses as I could and fill my pumpkin to the point where the princess, bride, witch or ballerina that I was could barely lift it. Unlike most kids who dove into their candy immediately, I would organize my sugary loot (I am…

How To Deal With Friends And Money

From Huffington Post Blog 8/11/09: Dear Christine, “My core group of friends from college make a lot more money then I do. They all dove right into their careers right after college whereas I have been more of a floater trying to figure out what I really love. They do a lot of things I…

Weekly Update: Be Proud

Be Proud “I’m proud of you.” Aren’t those words nice to hear? Growing up it is probably one of the things we wanted to hear most from our parents. And as we have grown up and bought into insecurities along the way, it is natural to want the known approval and acknowledgment from others, especially…

How Can I Keep My Job and Avoid Layoffs?

Dear Christine, There are layoffs going on at my company and I am getting very concerned about loosing my job. What can I do to increase my odds of keeping my job? * Pink-Slipped Paranoia, 29 Dear Pink-Slipped Paranoia, As much as I’d love to offer you some words of wisdom that would ensure job…

Weekly Update: Choices

Choices Choices. Everyday we are faced with a multitude of them. Some of the choices we face are fairly easy to make – like foam or no foam in your latte. But then there are choices that are seemingly more difficult such as whether to take or leave a job, begin or end a relationship,…

Weekly Update: Cell-tiquette

Cell-tiquette Lately I have noticed more and more “cell-free zone” signs in offices and public places to encourage proper cell phone etiquette. Yesterday I was picking up a prescription and behind the counter was a very large sign that read: “We will be happy to help you once you finish your cell phone conversation.” Personally,…

My Parents Or My Boyfriend?

From Huffington Post Blog 7/21/09:Dear Christine,My parents do not approve of my boyfriend but I love him and we are happy together. They keep telling me that I can do better and are not very welcoming. This is causing me a lot of stress and tension because I am really close to my parents. What…

Weekly Update: Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly This entire week I’ve been flying high off the wings of Chrysalis, the three-day workshop I facilitated last weekend with my partner and friend, Britta. Chrysalis provides a safe space for women to come out of their “cocoon” of self-doubt, judgment, confusion and hurt so that they can “spread their wings” and…

How To Deal With Anxiety

From Huffington Post Column 7/14/09:Dear Christine,Lately I have been struggling so much with anxiety about everything in my life. I feel like I should have more figured out about my future. What can I do to ease this constant state of anxiety that I am feeling?– Anxious, 27, St. Louis Dear Anxious, Here is the…

Weekly Update: Thank You Harley

Thank you Harley Davidson that is. Last Sunday my friend James invited me for a drive up the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway on his Harley Davidson. Before we got on the bike, he said to me, “Christine my motto in life is either Hell Yes or Hell No – so what’s it going to be?”…

How Do I Find My Passion?

From Huffington Post Column 7/07/09:Dear Christine,The career advice I have always heard is, “Do something you love and you will be successful.” My problem is that I am 26 years old and I have a job that is okay but I don’t love it. Everyone tells me to find something I am passionate about but…

How To Stay Positive In A Challenging Job Market

From Huffington Post Column 7/02/09:Dear Christine,I have been unemployed for nine months and I feel myself becoming more depressed about it every day. When I was first laid off, I was able to see it as an opportunity. But now after looking for a job every day with no success, I am getting really scared…

Weekly Update: Do You Believe in Magic?

Last weekend I attended a wonderful event and as part of the entertainment for the evening, an incredible magician/illusionist performed who mesmerized the audience. I looked at the facial expressions around the room and noticed how joyful and youthful everyone appeared as we stepped out of our super serious adult lives and suspended our disbelief.…

Weekly Update: Life is a Highway, How do you Drive?

Picture this: You are running late and hit unexpected traffic. Everyone on the road seems to be over 80 years old or fresh out of Drivers Ed class. How do you react? Does all the frustration manifest into driving more aggressively and critiquing aloud your fellow drivers? Are you guilty of road rage? I will…

Advice On Advice

From 6/23/09 Huffington Post Column:The last few weeks, I have offered observations and advice regarding the twenty-something experience which inspired even more advice, feedback and colorful commentary. One comment that I wanted to highlight was from mono who wrote: This article is bogus because I think nobody can give advice to others. I heard a…

10 Tips For 20 Something Transformation

From 6/17/09 Huffington Post Column:The past two weeks, I have blogged about the rite of passage for today’s twenty something woman (part one and part two). Below are ten brief tips to keep in mind during this time of transformation or really any stage of life as we are all consistently presented with unique challenges…

Weekly Update: Jump In!

I love swimming but I never have been a fan of cold water. Probably because I grew up in Texas and spent summers swimming in pools that were like bath water. So when faced with a cold water swimming opportunity, I have always eased my way in. First feeling the water with my hand, then…

Weekly Update: Stuck in a Moment?

Stuck in a Moment? Are you stuck in a pattern? Are you fixating on the same issue or thought? Are you wallowing in an emotion? Last week I wrote about letting it be and this week I want to encourage you to let it go! There is a distinction between giving yourself the space and…

Part 2: The Rite Of Passage For Today’s Twenty-Something Woman

From 6/08/09 Huffington Post Column:In my column last week, I discussed the rite of passage that a woman goes through in her twenties which brought forward great comments and questions so I’m continuing the conversation. Next week I’ll summarize the two columns by featuring specific tips for twenty-something transformation. But if you want concrete action…

Let It Be

Have you ever noticed that when an uncomfortable feeling arises, all you want to do is stop it, change it, ignore it or hope it passes quickly? My clients often come for a session with the desire for some sort of “feel better quick fix.” When I invite them to just be with the discomfort…