Today I’m excited to welcome Smiley Poswolsky to The Quarter Life Comeback podcast.

Smiley Poswolsky is a speaker and author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, a book he wrote to document what he was going through in his late twenties and help others navigate the same situation.

Smiley was working in an awesome job, making good money with all the benefits you would want. Yet despite all this, he had this feeling that things didn’t quite feel right. He wanted to write and create community.

After finding people who believed in his dreams, Smiley made the move and now shares his knowledge as an expert on millennials and the career market.

He describes his work as being for people who were told “That’s not possible, you can’t do that, you’re not good enough, you’re too young or too old, you don’t have the money or the connections, it’s too late,” and took a deep breath, listened to their heart, and went out and did it anyway.”

Alright, let’s go hang out with Smiley…


QLC 023: What IS Meaningful Work? with Smiley Poswolsky | Bryan Teare

“Sometimes you just gotta go for it” (Tweet this)


  • How to deal with FOMO when everyone on Facebook is doing cool stuff
  • How to use social media in a healthier way
  • Why we are not the Me Me Me generation
  • What IS meaningful work and how to find it
  • How to make your own unique impact


If you like this interview, make sure you check out part 2 where we discuss topics such as why following your passion is terrible advice, why the current career model is outdated and other books you need to be reading as a quarter lifer.

Finally, you can hang out with Smiley on the various social media channels below:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn


If you enjoyed this episode, shoot me a tweet @BryanTeare and let me know your biggest takeaways. Feel free to share it around with your friends so they can benefit from the podcast as well.

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Thanks again for joining me on the show, Smiley, and for sharing your story.

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Intro by Daniella Pellegrini | Music Credit: CharlestheFirst – Letting Go


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