Ships October 4, 2016 from TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House


    Pre-order today to get a free gift!

    1. Pre-order book(s) (paperback or e-book, up to you) from any vendor listed above, before October 4, 2016.
    2. Send your receipt to: preorder@thequarterlifebreakthrough.com.
    3. Bonus gifts will be delivered electronically as PDFs you can print at home. Please allow 3-4 days for delivery. 

    1 book

    Pre-order 1 book and get beautiful goal maps you can print at home and put in your room above your desk:

    -The Breakthrough Goal Map to track all of your breakthrough goals in one place.

    -The Breakthrough Alignment Venn Diagram to make sure your worklife honors your unique gifts, the impact you want to have, a community that supports you, and your desired quality of life.

    -The Breakthrough Weekly Self-Rituals Worksheet to increase the amount of time you spend treating yourself, taking care of yourself, and creating yourself each week.

    3 books

    All of the above plus:

    -The Official 30-page Quarter-Life Breakthrough Workbook with exercises and reflections from the book.

    -Invite for you (+1 guest) to Smiley's VIP Book Release Dance Party in SF or NYC.

    10 books

    All of the above plus:

    -30-minute Skype/Phone call with Smiley to discuss your breakthrough

    25 books

    All of the above plus:

    -Coffee date with Smiley to talk about your breakthrough and your favorite Seinfeld episode (some restrictions apply, you must be in SF to redeem, travel expenses not included).

    100+ books

    All of the above plus:

    -Smiley will deliver a 30-minute keynote presentation at your organization (some restrictions apply, Smiley's travel expenses not included, not available to colleges or universities, please email for more information).


    This is a book for the 70% of Americans who are unsatisfied with their job.


    This is a book for the 50% of millennials who would take a pay cut to find work that matches their values.


    This is a book for 20- (and 30-) somethings to get unstuck, invent their own path, and work with purpose.


    This is the book I wish I had during my own quarter-life crisis.


    You are not alone. Join a community of believers that will hold you accountable to your dreams.




    “Fresh and engaging, this book will inspire the next generation to lead with purpose.”

    —Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness



    "I wish this book landed on my desk when I hit my quarter life crisis! I could have saved years of frustration.

    Don't miss your own breakthrough, pick up this book!"

    —Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Do Over



    “Smiley’s words speak to the dreamer and doer in each of us by tapping into that true voice that calls from within.”

    —Elle Luna, artist and author of The Crossroads of Should and Must



    "With wit and candor, Poswolsky shares funny and odd things about himself while at the same time encouraging people who are unsatisfied with their career path to seek out their passion and pursue meaningful work."

    Publishers Weekly



    "The What Color Is Your Parachute? for the millennial generation."

    —Aaron Hurst, author of The Purpose Economy



    “With his triumphant The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, Millennial Adam Smiley Poswolsky earns his place as a major voice of his generation. Pragmatic, philosophical, passionate, humble, delightfully funny, and infectiously inspiring, Poswolsky is a torchlight for those hungry to craft a more purposeful and rewarding adult life.”

    —Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult



    "Smart stuff. Smiley moves past simplistic slogans and offers instead practical and nuanced strategies for succeeding in the noble task of crafting a working life that matters."

    —Cal Newport, author of Deep Work and So Good They Can't Ignore You



    “This awesome book is chock full of smart, practical, relatable, and timely tips for meaning-makers. If you want to make a bigger impact in others’ lives, connect with a community you love, and find greater fulfillment even in an ever-changing career landscape, buy this book. And then re-read it whenever you need to turn a breakdown into a breakthrough.”

    —Jenny Blake, author of Pivot and Life After College



    “With clear stepping stones, The Quarter-Life Breakthrough is an honest and actionable guide for young people who are eager to see and seize meaningful opportunities.”

    —Tina Seelig, Professor of the Practice, Stanford University, and author of What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20



    "Our generation never settles for careers they aren't passionate about. The Quarter-Life Breakthrough is the ultimate field guide to living life on your own terms and creating meaning in your work."

    —Dan Schawbel, New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself and Me 2.0








    Smiley is a millennial workplace expert and internationally renowned keynote speaker. He speaks at Fortune 500 companies, international business conferences, universities and graduate schools, TEDx events, HR summits, leadership retreats, and career workshops.


    Know of an amazing podcast or publication I should reach out to? A purpose-driven community that wants to collaborate on an event during my book tour? A company that wants to invite me to speak in exchange for a bulk book order?

    If so, let me know how you want to help! Thank you!