Do you have a son or
daughter who is a teenager or twentysomething?
As you may know they are being called the
"boomerang generation" because so many return home after
trying to make their way in the real world.
Did you know that...
--Campus polls show that 65% of college
students plan to move home
--6 out of 10 students entering college drop out
after the first year
--The average college graduate has more than eight
jobs from the
22 to the age of 32
--Most often these jobs are in fields completely
unrelated to what they
thousands of dollars receiving a degree
--Four-year college degrees are taking students five,
six and even
years to complete
--Drug and alcohol abuse is highest for teens and twenty-year-olds
Why the confusion, frustration, and uncertainty?
The answer is simple. More than ever before teens and twentysomethings want
direction and purpose in their lives, but do not know how to find it.
I know this feeling
well. Today I'm 29-years-old and have a successful career,
my relationships with
friends and family continue to deepen, I’m in the best shape of my adult
life, I’ve finished a book, I’m growing spiritually, and I have the genuine
feeling that my life matters—I’m here for a reason.
But it wasn't always that way...
few years ago, at 20, I remember tossing and turning in bed at night with
thoughts running through my head. I wondered why I seemed to be the only one
who didn’t have it all figured out. I couldn’t understand how friends could
already be getting married, committing to mortgages, and having children. I
wanted to know why I was here on earth, and if my life mattered.
the same frustration, confusion, and uncertainty that led a classmate of
mine to commit suicide by throwing his body off the lip of the Grand Canyon.
Depressed and frustrated, he chose to end his life rather than carry on. In
fact, did you know that quarterlifers--people in their teens, twenties, and
early thirties--have the highest rate of suicide attempts? Recent studies
linking depression to suicide found that depression has doubled among
20-year-olds over the past 13 years. When asked why, the director of one
study said, “Times are more
stressful, students are faced with more pressure, more decisions, and more
competition. There is more demand put on young adults today.”
Unfortunately, not only do quarterlifers have the highest rate of suicide
attempts, they also top the charts in divorce, drug use, and alcohol abuse.
Not to mention that from the time we graduate from college until we reach
our mid-30s we seek a new job every year and a half, often in fields
completely unrelated to what we spent years and tens of thousands of dollars
Fortunately, my life changed the day I discovered that there are tools and
techniques for navigating the real world. At the age of 24, I graduated from
professional school, moved to a new town, and opened an office. For the next
six months I worked to build my practice, meet new people, find social involvements, stay in shape, and get to know my new
town. I continuously felt stressed and full of anxiety. If you’ve ever had
to give a public speech, do you remember that uneasy feeling of butterflies
you experienced? I had that feeling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
that pain, along with the suffering I saw in my friends, which led me to
pick up the telephone and call people I admired and begin asking them questions
about finances, relationships, spirituality, and personal growth. To my
surprise they openly shared their advice with me. Taking their suggestions,
I made changes in my life and immediately began to notice positive results.
started out as my personal questioning process eventually grew into hosting
both a talk radio program and a talk television show for quarterlifers--people
in their teens, twenties, and thirties. Now, each week, I
interview the world’s leading experts on the topics of personal potential,
business, politics, wellness, relationships, finance, and career. These
in-depth conversations with the greatest thinkers of our time have
completely transformed my life.
have it all figured out? No way. But my life is 100 percent better because I
don’t have the frustration, confusion, and uncertainty that I once did.
for a moment how your son or daughter's life would change (or your own life
for that matter) if they had access to what the most
successful people in the world know today that they wish they had known when
they were just starting out in the real world.
Not only have I learned
from the experts, I’ve also interviewed over 400 of my
peers. Quarterlifers from around
the world have shared with me their experiences, insights, questions, and
Let me tell you a little
secret. My generation knows far more than we give ourselves credit for
knowing. When I asked people 16 to 35-years-old to address the hardest
questions that we face and heard their answers, I was amazed! In many ways
their insights have had the greatest impact on my life. Here’s why. Most of
the experts I interview are in their late 40s, 50s, 60s, and even 70s. While
you can’t put a price tag on their advice and wisdom, they grew up in a
different era and can’t necessarily relate to the problems, concerns, and
obstacles of my generation.
Think in your own life about
how easy it is to forget a problem once you’ve found a solution. Do you
remember how much you agonized over which computer to buy? Once you bought,
it all of your concerns became a distant memory as you moved onto the next
problem. Now imagine how little of a problem you would remember if it
occurred over 20 years ago. When I hit upon this understanding, I knew I had
to focus my research around my generation and that’s exactly what I did.
my interviews I discovered that certain concerns came up over and over. It
didn't matter where quarterlifers lived or what socioeconomic background
they came from. Nearly everyone I interviewed shared these thirty concerns.
What Is the Real World?
2. Does Becoming a Responsible Adult
Mean That Life Becomes
3. What Is My Purpose?
4. Is a Life of Purpose Easy?
5. What Is the Meaning of Life?
6. Is Life Fair?
7. Who Am I?
8. How Can I Overcome This Empty Pit Feeling Inside?
How Do I Make These Major Life Decisions?
10. Does Anyone Have It All Figured Out?
11. What Can I Do About All This Stress?
12. How Can I Overcome This Feeling of Being Stuck?
13. How Can I Quit Procrastinating?
14. How Can I Stay Motivated?
15. How Can I Overcome My Fear of Failure?
16. Where Can I Find Mr. or Ms. Right?
17. Am I with the Right One?
18. When Should I Marry?
19. What Is the Key to a Successful Marriage?
20. When Is it Time to End a Relationship?
21. When Should I Have Children?
22. What Should I Do for a Living?
23. Can I Be in a Relationship and Still Be Successful?
24. Should I Go for the Big Bucks or Pursue What I Truly
Want to Do?
25. How Can I Make Money?
26. Where Should I Invest My Money?
27. Should I Travel and Explore Before Settling Down?
28. Where Should I Live?
29. What Is My Spiritual Path?
30. How Can I Make My Mark in the World?
can you help your son or daughter?
over interviewing over 150 experts and 100s of quarterlifers I decided I wanted to
share with quarterlifers what others have generously shared with me.
Five years later...and countless hours of
writing and re-writing I finished my first book--Upload Experience:
Quarterlife Solutions for Teens and Twentysomethings.
It was a lot of work, but I would do it
all over again because the book has a unique perspective to offer. It was
written by a quarterlifer for quarterlifers.
Each of the thirty chapter is one the primary questions that quarterlifers face. While the book is designed to
be read from beginning to end, quarterlifers may find it best to go directly
to the question they are dealing with right now. Within each chapter are the
gems of advice that have been shared with me, along with my personal
experiences and interesting stories taken right out of the headlines. At the
end of the chapter is an opportunity section containing a tip, tool or
technique quarterlifers can begin applying today to bring solutions to the
very question being addressed. None of the chapters tell the reader what you
have to do. Instead they provide tools and information to make the change
for one's self. As one reader told me, “A lot of books we read today
tell us what we should do. Your book helps individuals figure it out on
their own. You present ideas in a way that hits home and keeps people
reading!” Regardless of whether the book is read from front to back or if
you skip ahead to chapters, I promise that your son or daughter will find clear
guidance. This truly is the book that I wish I’d had when I was entering the
You can order a signed copy of the book
for the teen or twentysomething in your life directly from
me. Here is a picture of the cover.
Quarterlife Solutions for Teens and
I have found that parents and grandparents who
want to help their son or daughter have two main questions?
1. Is the book good?
2. Will my son or daughter read it?
Regarding the first question, here is what
others are saying about Quarterlife Solutions.
“I wish I had access to
Jason’s work 30 years ago! A perfect gift for today’s high school and
co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul
"Jason Steinle has asked the
questions that matter most and he shares the answers he discovered in a
clear and engaging way. I recommend his work for anyone ready to take charge
of their life.”
Gray, PhD, author of Men are from
are from Venus
“Jason Steinle has gathered
solutions to some of life's biggest questions. I recommend his work for
anyone looking to create inner peace in the midst of a busy life.”
Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of
Mending the Mind
“A delight to read and an
exciting guide to a conscious life. I highly recommend it to today’s 20 and
30 year olds (and anybody else).”
Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul
And it's not just the experts. Here is what
other quarterlifers are saying.
hesitate to change your life? It doesn’t have to be difficult. Just read
Ashley Lee, 22
“It’s great to know that other people are feeling and wondering the same
things I feel. Jason Steinle’s book is a great read!”
Caleb Foster, 20
chapter and I was hooked. Jason has a wonderful, extroverted personality
that he relates through text. I will be telling everyone I know to read this
Anthony Hamilton, 22
Second, regarding the question, "Will my son or
daughter read it?" Yes they will read it. Upload Experience:
Quarterlife Solutions for Teens and Twentysomethings is not like other
I made the book very visual, interactive, and engaging. Not
only are the chapters the major concerns of today's quarterlifers, I have
also included profiles of nearly 100 quarterlifers within the book. Check
out some of the pages from the book below.
Here are two pages from the chapter,
"How Can I Overcome
This Empty Pit Feeling Inside?"
Here is a page from
the chapter, "When Should I Have Children?"
Here are two pages
from the chapter, "How Can I Make My Mark?"
What I have found is that quarterlifers will
pick up the book and begin flipping through it to read the profile sections.
This gets them into the book where they then will begin reading the main text.
Here is a key point. You can't force your son or
daughter to read, listen too, or follow anything you say. In fact, the more
you push the greater chance that they will do the opposite of what you say.
If you place information like Quarterlife
Solutions in front of your son or daughter and let them discover it for
themselves, they are much more likely to make positive changes because it is
Thank you for letting me share a little of my
story with you. I hope that my research is as beneficial to your son or
daughter as it has been to me.
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