Wake up

what you

know is

within you!

Discover what’s needed to ensure your college years set you up for the rest of your life.
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Your college years should not be the best years                of your life. Your college years should set you up for the best years of your life.
Darryl Bellamy Jr.
The story
The Author:
Darryl Bellamy Jr.

Read a book with lessons packed into a story you can’t stop reading!

After a night of partying with friends, Chase, a first-year college student, wakes up four years into his potential future and discovers his day will be spent being mentored by his older (surprisingly successful) senior-year self. Prepare yourself to join Chase as he uncovers people, opportunities, and valuable lessons he once took for granted.

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Purpose

Waking Up Chase was my way of taking my most important lessons from undergrad and translating it into a story students would want to read.

Three main themes found in Waking Up Chase

Start Early

Students who start taking advantage of campus resources, get involved and start on the right track, set themselves up for greater success as they progress throughout their college career.

Build Relationships

Students who make and maintain relationships by being intentional and getting involved can reap huge dividends during and post-college.

Push through Fear

Students who better understand the purpose of fear and utilize their courage to push past limiting beliefs will have a more fulfilling college experience that will prepare them for their journrey ahead.

You’ll

wake up

your future by:

Learning the importance of planning early from your first day on campus
Understanding how your peer group makes or break your success
Knowing how to conquer your fear and self-doubt
How to take advantage of your fresh and clean slate during your first year.
Learning the mindset needed from High School to College
Understanding why personal responsibility is key to success in college

What students and our Educators saying:

As a college educator I often work with students who have yet to tap into their full potential. Some of this is contributed to fear, misdirection, etc. Waking up Chase is a book every college student should read no matter what classification they are. It is never too late to realize your potential.
As an Educator associated with the realms of the K12 sector and higher education, I can see a multitude of readers being inspired by Chase's story. The book will tug at college students struggling with ambiguities concerning direction and a purpose driven collegiate life.
I loved this book so much!!! It helps guide one's mindset and spirit with a great narrative style similar to that of Rich Dad Poor Dad to accomplish great things in life. The Narrative provides key events and settings that almost all College students could relate to and learn from. The book is full of very inspiring quotes that emphasize many keys to succeed.
As someone who is out of school I found myself, taking notes, giggling, and completely engulfed in the story. The author did a good job of telling a story that all generations to come will need to hear. The main character is someone who we all can relate to and journey is enlightening. My suggestion is that you should by two

About
The Author

Darryl Bellamy Jr.

Darryl was a heavily involved and awarded student leader turned International Speaker and Author. He uses his experience and knowledge and his successful four years as a student and leader to guide students through what it takes to tap into their potential for a successful college experience.

He has keynoted major student conferences as well as spoken to thousands of students in 38 states and 2 countries. Darryl has been a regular contributor on WCCB-TV  (THE CW) in Charlotte as well as featured on a nightly news segment on WCCB-TV 9 (CBS) providing advice on students successfully returning to school.

He was named in the Charlotte Black Chamber of Commerce’s 30 under 30 as well as his Alma Mater’s Young Alumni’s 10 under 10 award recipient, honoring students who made a significant impact within ten years of graduating.

Book darryl

Wake up your future potential!

Story Format

Students love being guided through an interesting story while learning important lessons that will last throughout their life.
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Short Chapters

Chapters were intentionally made short to create momentum and a sense of accomplishment as students read onward!

Reflection Questions & Quotes

Stop throughout the book to answer reflection questions while paying attention to the highlighted quotes throughout the book! 

Relatable & Relevant

Students enjoy learning from relatable characters experiencing relevant struggles they might be experiencing.

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//reviews

Excellent book for dreamers who want to achieve their dreams!!

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I loved this book so much!!! It helps guide one's mindset and spirit with a great narrative style similar to that of Rich Dad Poor Dad to accomplish great things in life. The Narrative provides key events and settings that almost all College students could relate to and learn from. The book is full of very inspiring quotes that emphasize many keys to succeed. The book is very engaging. I heard myself giggle while reading it. If everybody would read this book the world would definitely be a better place.

I liked it but I'm not sure he will even attempt ...

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I bought this book for my 19 year old son and decided to read it before giving it to him. I liked it but I'm not sure he will even attempt to read it. Very easy and quick read. Good info. Just not sure my son will relate to the concept of the time warp, but I'm going to give it a shot!

Simply Amazing!

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WUC was simply amazing! The way numerous valuable concepts are woven throughout the novel with a creative twist that's sure to speak to the minds of the emerging college student only speaks to the authors talent. Definitely, a resource I wish was available during my collegiate experience!

These engagements are filled with fun and laughter and rules for the road

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If you haven't heard this man speak before you do not know what your missing. It is equally as inspiring at it is entertaining. Unlike so many speakers who bore you and lecture you. These engagements are filled with fun and laughter and rules for the road. I brought two copies for my college aged younger siblings, I have already read half of it and my younger sibs NEED THIS BOOK!... I type this as one of them is laying on my couch doing nothing with his day off work accept playing video games. This story yet informative style is reminiscent of Rich Dad Poor Dad except this narrative is more relevant to the college age and high-school aged reader. I can't wait for the sequels as the author and chase ages, I am hoping we can look forward to a narrative that will follow and help leads this generation.

Excellent and inspirational read

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I am a third year university student studying education. This book is a required course reading in our capstone curriculum. This book has prompted me to reflect back on my college career. I honestly wish someone would have handed me this as a high school senior. I believe the information inside is so valuable and easily applied into anyone's lives! Getting past the sometimes cringey (but mostly humorous) speaking style of the characters, the book confronts head on responsibility of actions, controlling fear, building confidence, and so much more. Truly an excellent read for anyone.

Great book

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This is a very good book for college students and high school students. It makes you think of the purpose of being in a college, the impact it can have on one's self, and how participating with an organization can truly impact your life. The reflections were such a good addition to the book it gave me time to think about my college life and how I can implement Chase's lessons in my life. If you are looking for a short read that will motivate you this is it! I read it in less than a day.

Excellent Book!

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I used this book in the First Year Seminar course that I teach for first semester freshman in college. It was a huge hit. The students could relate to the characters in the story and the book was very easy to read. Darryl Bellamy Jr. does an outstanding job inspiring students to accept personal responsibility for themselves and to look at the bigger picture when it comes to their college experience. This would also be a great book for high school seniors contemplating college.

A Definite Must Read!

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After I attended the AVID Conference, I began looking for books to inspire my students to succeed. This book will do just that. Written in a very easy to read, matter of fact tone, Waking Up Chase is the college version of Its A Wonderful Life. Helping college student navigate their new world is challenging, and this book will definitely help. I am going to recommend my 9th graders make a 4year plan in preparation for college as well.

Love, love

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Love, love, loved this book! This book is an easy, relatable read. I initially thought that this book would speak to high school and college students such as my little brother, but as I started reading it myself I soon realized anyone at any place in their life could relate. I loved the reflections which allowed you to pause and think about what you have learned and how to apply it in your on life. This book helps you to see that every decision you make (or lack there of) will not only affect you in the long run, but they all connect. I highly recommend this book to anyone, at any age, looking to awaken their potential (or someone else's), and will be purchasing a few copies!

Excellent book for dreamers who want to achieve their dreams!!

Verified purchase

I loved this book so much!!! It helps guide one's mindset and spirit with a great narrative style similar to that of Rich Dad Poor Dad to accomplish great things in life. The Narrative provides key events and settings that almost all College students could relate to and learn from. The book is full of very inspiring quotes that emphasize many keys to succeed. The book is very engaging. I heard myself giggle while reading it. If everybody would read this book the world would definitely be a better place.

I liked it but I'm not sure he will even attempt ...

Verified purchase

I bought this book for my 19 year old son and decided to read it before giving it to him. I liked it but I'm not sure he will even attempt to read it. Very easy and quick read. Good info. Just not sure my son will relate to the concept of the time warp, but I'm going to give it a shot!

Simply Amazing!

Verified purchase

WUC was simply amazing! The way numerous valuable concepts are woven throughout the novel with a creative twist that's sure to speak to the minds of the emerging college student only speaks to the authors talent. Definitely, a resource I wish was available during my collegiate experience!

These engagements are filled with fun and laughter and rules for the road

Verified purchase

If you haven't heard this man speak before you do not know what your missing. It is equally as inspiring at it is entertaining. Unlike so many speakers who bore you and lecture you. These engagements are filled with fun and laughter and rules for the road. I brought two copies for my college aged younger siblings, I have already read half of it and my younger sibs NEED THIS BOOK!... I type this as one of them is laying on my couch doing nothing with his day off work accept playing video games. This story yet informative style is reminiscent of Rich Dad Poor Dad except this narrative is more relevant to the college age and high-school aged reader. I can't wait for the sequels as the author and chase ages, I am hoping we can look forward to a narrative that will follow and help leads this generation.

Excellent and inspirational read

Verified purchase

I am a third year university student studying education. This book is a required course reading in our capstone curriculum. This book has prompted me to reflect back on my college career. I honestly wish someone would have handed me this as a high school senior. I believe the information inside is so valuable and easily applied into anyone's lives! Getting past the sometimes cringey (but mostly humorous) speaking style of the characters, the book confronts head on responsibility of actions, controlling fear, building confidence, and so much more. Truly an excellent read for anyone.

Great book

Verified purchase

This is a very good book for college students and high school students. It makes you think of the purpose of being in a college, the impact it can have on one's self, and how participating with an organization can truly impact your life. The reflections were such a good addition to the book it gave me time to think about my college life and how I can implement Chase's lessons in my life. If you are looking for a short read that will motivate you this is it! I read it in less than a day.

Excellent Book!

Verified purchase

I used this book in the First Year Seminar course that I teach for first semester freshman in college. It was a huge hit. The students could relate to the characters in the story and the book was very easy to read. Darryl Bellamy Jr. does an outstanding job inspiring students to accept personal responsibility for themselves and to look at the bigger picture when it comes to their college experience. This would also be a great book for high school seniors contemplating college.

A Definite Must Read!

Verified purchase

After I attended the AVID Conference, I began looking for books to inspire my students to succeed. This book will do just that. Written in a very easy to read, matter of fact tone, Waking Up Chase is the college version of Its A Wonderful Life. Helping college student navigate their new world is challenging, and this book will definitely help. I am going to recommend my 9th graders make a 4year plan in preparation for college as well.

Love, love

Verified purchase

Love, love, loved this book! This book is an easy, relatable read. I initially thought that this book would speak to high school and college students such as my little brother, but as I started reading it myself I soon realized anyone at any place in their life could relate. I loved the reflections which allowed you to pause and think about what you have learned and how to apply it in your on life. This book helps you to see that every decision you make (or lack there of) will not only affect you in the long run, but they all connect. I highly recommend this book to anyone, at any age, looking to awaken their potential (or someone else's), and will be purchasing a few copies!

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