Wake Up!: A Handbook to Living in the Here and Now--54 Playful Strategies to Help You Snap Out of Autopilot

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Publish Date
September 19, 2017
5.7 X 8.3 X 0.7 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Chris Baréz-Brown is a renowned speaker and bestselling author in the world of creative thinking and well-being. He founded his consultancy, Upping Your Elvis, to challenge businesses to embed a dynamic creative culture within their company ethos. Brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Unilever, Sony and WPP come back time and again for his unique, energetic, yet laid-back approach. Described as "a long-haired, twinkly-eyed cross between Richard Branson and a wizard" (Guardian), Chris is a master of transformation and brings out the potential in everybody. His work has been featured in media such as the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and the BBC. Chris has a monthly column in GQ and lives in Dorset, England, with his family, a sea view, his beloved thirty-five-year-old Land Rover and a selection of paddleboards and guitars.


"Tons of ideas to enjoy the little things and be present for the world around you."--Health

"This fun book stimulates the imagination and will definitely add spice to readers' lives."--Library Journal

"Wake Up! is a fantastic book."--BBC

"Author and TEDx inspirational speaker Chris Baréz-Brown explains how you can be a happier person through quick routine breaks, such as simply standing up."--GQ (UK)

"A series of balanced, playful and interesting experiences that will capture your attention, engage your imagination and stimulate your senses."--Cosmopolitan Magazine(UK)

"Nutty resolutions that'll get you out of a rut: Pig out, refuse to look after the grandkids, and pretend to be someone completely different."--Daily Mail

"Wake Up! is a fantastic book and a great intro into making it a Happy New Year!"--Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2

"Another year has gone by and you haven't managed to achieve what you want to, Chris Baréz-Brown is here to help us escape our autopilot . . . everyone is smiling here thinking that it's true, we all need to do that."--Kate Silverton, BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live

"Some self-help books fail to stay with you. Chris Baréz-Brown, however, grabs you by the scruff of the neck and slaps you across the face via a series of experiments and challenges, all with a view to waking you up. You'll watch no TV for a week, walk through a wood, make a paper airplane and generally be a bit more awake."--Balance Magazine (UK)

"[This book] reminds us that to make the most out of this extraordinary life, we need to wake up."--Red Magazine

"Baréz-Brown is asking us to take a look at our lives and ourselves, and to make active choices rather than drifting along and doing what's simply expected of us. As he says in the book: 'Time is limited. Let's not waste it.' Words to live by."--Get the Gloss