The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life That Matters

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Penguin, Oct 4, 2016 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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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?
 
After realizing that his well-paying, prestigious job was actually making him miserable, Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky started asking these big questions. The Quarter-Life Breakthrough 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 your life. Smiley shares the stories of many twenty- and thirty-somethings who are discovering how to work with purpose (and still pay the bills).

Brimming with practical exercises and advice, this book is essential reading for millennial career changers and anyone passionate about getting unstuck, pursuing work that matters, and changing the world.


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Poswolsky, using his own personal crisis as an example, convincingly explains why so many Americans are dissatisfied with their careers—and how they can solve this quandary. In this self-help memoir ... Read full review

Contents

PART ONE INVENT YOUR OWN PATH l
3
No Mo FOMO
17
Embrace Fear
25
PART TVO FIND MEANINGFUL WORK
35
Define Meaningful Work
37
Find Alignment
59
The Infinile Paths to Meaningful Work
87
How to Kick Sori Your Medningful Job Search
93
Who Io Do When Someone Tells You Youre No Reddy for Your Dreams
127
Get Your Breakthrough Hustle On
132
Persistence Trumps Passion lessons in Breakthrough Husſing
150
Find Believers
160
leave a legacy
179
Conclusion The Journey Continues
187
Join the Breakthrough Community
189
Grailude
191

s Groduce School Worth 2
116
BUILD A LIFE THAT MATTERS
125
Bonus Gift
193
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About the author (2016)

Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky is a millennial career expert who has inspired thousands of young professionals and entrepreneurs to find fulfilling work. An internationally renowned motivational speaker, Smiley speaks at Fortune 500 companies, TEDx events, business conferences, leadership development programs, colleges, and graduate schools. His writing has been published in The Washington Post, Fast Company, and GOOD, among others. He can often be found dancing in San Francisco, California. Learn more at thequarterlifebreakthrough.com and smileyposwolsky.com.


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