Chris Baréz-Brown

Wake Up!
  • Wake Up!

  • Brought to you by Penguin.

    Over 80 per cent of our waking time is spent on autopilot.


    We all know the feeling of driving a long distance and arriving at our destination with little memory of the journey. That's because when we are doing routine activities our subconscious takes over to save energy: we are on autopilot.

    This doesn't just happen when we drive. It happens every day when we are at work, with our loved ones, or simply living our lives. Wake Up! is a series of experiments designed to help you break free from this trap. From climbing a tree to writing a letter, here are a year's worth of balanced, playful experiences that will engage your imagination and stimulate your senses.

    By escaping autopilot more often you'll feel tuned in, tap in to who you really are, and make every day count.

    © Chris Baréz-Brown 2016 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

RELEASED 06/01/2022

Chris Baréz Brown - bestselling author, speaker and business beatnik - has a rather unusual view of the world: he knows that everybody is perfect. As we grow, develop and socialize we can lose touch with that brilliance and often become somebody we're not. Chris founded his company, Upping Your Elvis, in 2009 to help people reconnect with their inner genius and become confident in being who they truly are. Described as a 'long-haired twinkly-eyed cross between Richard Branson and a wizard' (Guardian), Chris is also the author of the bestselling book Free: Love Your Work, Love Your Life. In 2016 he became a columnist for Psychologies magazine and launched his latest mission: The Great Wake Up!

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