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Awaken a Better You

4 Simple Steps to Create the Life You Want

BJ Thompson

About Awaken a Better You

Unlock the person you’ve always wanted to be with four practical steps to lasting change, from life coach BJ Thompson.
“BJ Thompson lives what he preaches. And we might just live a little longer for having listened.”—Beth Moore, Living Proof Ministries

Is there a change you’ve been wanting to make, but you don’t know how? Have you tried it all and still can’t figure out how to move forward? BJ Thompson has been there.
Born to a teenage mother on the gang-permeated streets of Dallas, BJ understood that as a Black man, his starting place was disadvantaged, under-resourced, and unequipped. But then one day he decided to stop allowing life to “just happen” and to rise above the obstacles set before him. He transformed his life and became a global leader, coaching tens of thousands and influencing millions on their way toward building better lives.
Now, BJ wants to help you unlock greater mental, spiritual, relational, and emotional health with a simple four-step process:

1. desperation—identify a problem you desperately want to change
2. information—research the problem, unlearn built-in ideas, and vet data
3. application—build a practical plan and take active steps to make the change
4. transformation—celebrate change and embrace a mindset of continual growth
With BJ as your guide, you can start on the path to create the balanced, holistic life you’ve always wanted. Make the choice to become the person you’ve always wanted to be. The only person you’re waiting on is you.


“I know this guy. With my own two eyes, I’ve watched God prepare BJ Thompson, equip him, raise him up, and use him remarkably to help people thrive. What I’ve had the privilege to receive from this gifted author in bits and pieces across restaurant tables, through phone conversations, and text exchanges, you now get to glean in full through this book. BJ Thompson lives what he preaches. And we might just live a little longer for having listened.”—Beth Moore, Living Proof Ministries

“In Awaken a Better You, BJ Thompson masterfully shows us how it is possible to experience transformation in every realm of life. This book contains the wisdom and practical steps necessary to truly thrive in life. No matter where you are on your life’s journey, Awaken a Better You will help you reach the next level.”—Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women

“BJ has a unique ability to synthesize large ideas into simple and applicable ways that I’ve never seen before. He is committed to his own growth and development, alongside helping others on their transformational journey. He cares for himself and his friends in a way that makes Awaken a Better You another extension of what he already does for so many.”—Andy Mineo, recording artist

Awaken a Better You is the book we need today and tomorrow. With the world feeling like it’s on fire, we all need to take deep breaths, pause, and know that we are truly loved even in our messiness. To create a better world, we must create a better us. This book is the beginning steps to transformation and holy inspiration.”—Latasha Morrison, founder and president of Be the Bridge

“There are so many individuals that take on the expert title without having paid the price, but BJ Thompson has done the work. You can trust his voice and wisdom in the areas he has in fact lived.”—Sam Collier, lead pastor of Story Church Atlanta and founder of A Greater Story Ministries

“BJ Thompson has written a must-read book for anyone tired of waiting for their life to start. His own story will give you confidence to believe that youare more than what has happened to you. It’s time to Awaken a Better You in ways you didn’t think were possible.”—Heather Thompson Day, author of I’ll See You Tomorrow

“BJ draws from his own real-life experiences to guide readers toward a better life. I feel like I’m being advised by a close friend. Each lesson is concise, memorable, and actionable. I recommend Awaken a Better You to anybody who is looking to grow into a more aligned version of themself.”—Michell Clark, author of Keep It 100 and co-founder of The Creative Summer Company

Product Details

208 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jan 10, 2023

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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Born to a teenage mother on the gang-permeated streets of Dallas, BJ Thompson understood the feeling of facing impossible odds. His future seemed hopeless until, one day, he decided to stop allowing life to just happen. Awaken a Better You reveals how anyone can build a better life...starting where they are.