The weekend is here! Before you head out to enjoy the cooler fall weather, here are some announcements and links for you to check out.
Join our online book club!
We’re really excited about this, if you can’t already tell. Next Tuesday, we’ll begin a seven-week study of Work, Love, Pray hosted right here on the 4word blog. The discussion will be hosted by Susan DiMickele. For more information about Susan or the book club, check out our interview with Susanfrom earlier this week. And be sure to come back on Tuesday for her first book club post.
Around the Blogosphere
- “Why Women Need to Step Up to the Microphone” – writing for The Globe and Mail, Leah Eichler states that “Women need to learn to stop turning down opportunities [to speak] because they don’t think they know enough, because men don’t hesitate.” While Eichler acknowledges that many of us have a fear of public speaking, she asserts that assuming a more public role will help us advance in our careers. She even offers a few tips for becoming a good public speaker.
- “How Becoming a Mentor Can Boost Your Career” – The benefits of a mentoring relationship for the mentee are obvious, but what about the mentor? According to a study by Sun Microsystems, at the end of a five year period, mentors were six times more likely to have been promoted than non-mentors. In this article for Forbes, Lisa Quast explains why.
- “Being Your Own Coach” – We’ve all heard of self-talk: that running monologue in our heads about how well we are or aren’t doing with the task at hand. Did you know that you can train the coaching voice in your head? In this article for w2wlink, Julie Bell suggests that enthusiasm is the key to success at being your own coach.
- “Why Are the Women Fading?” – A recent USA Today study found that 23 percent of women aged 40 to 59 take antidepressants and that women are 2.5 times more likely than men to take antidepressants. Writing for qideas.org, Rebekah Lyons explores some of the reasons behind this startling statistic.
Our theme next week will be “love.” We’ll be interviewing Marian Jordan, founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries and the author of Sex and the City Uncovered. Don’t forget that, on Tuesday, we’ll begin our online book club! Have a great weekend everyone, and we’ll see you on Monday.