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Have you ever known that you needed to make a change but felt unable to do anything about it? Have you ever felt like you aren't where you are supposed to be and wondered how the people around you managed to find their purposes in life?
After realizing that his well-paying, prestigious job was actually making him miserable, Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky started asking these big questions: How do you actually find meaning in the workplace? How do you find work that makes your heart sing, creates impact, and pays your rent?
In The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, Smiley provides fresh, honest, counterintuitive, and inspiring career advice for anyone stuck in a quarter-life crisis (or third-life crisis), trying to figure out what to do with their lives. He shares the stories of many 20- and 30-somethings who are discovering how to work with purpose (and still pay the bills). With practical exercises and advice, this book is essential listening for career changers and anyone passionate about getting unstuck, pursuing work that matters, and changing the world.
©2016 Adam Smiley Poswolsky (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
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Critic Reviews

“Fresh and engaging, this book will inspire the next generation to lead with purpose.” (Tony Hsieh, CEO,; New York Times best-selling author of Delivering Happiness)
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By Amazon Customer on 06-07-17


The Quarter Life Breakthrough has so many helpful pieces. It's validated many of my own feelings of needing a breakthrough and I'll be listening to it again soon. I like the simplicity of the book and the activities that it has. Also, really enjoyed that the author was the reader of the book. Thanks Smiley!

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By JF on 10-06-16

Minimalist Perfection

Best-selling author and acclaimed speaker Adam Smiley Poswolsky's latest effort is about as tight of an effort in non-BS self-help as you will find. With true, real and relatably inspirational stories of people chasing their dreams accompanied by super helpful introspection exercises and some hilarious personal anecdotes of both failure and success as only Smiley can do. Pick this book up, get inspired and entertained, and take your life more seriously but yourself less. In terms of style and brevity is minimalist perfection in writing.

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