Moments, Mindsets & Moms




Just 1 WEEK LEFT to apply for upcoming session of the 4word: Mentor Program! 


At 4word, we are all about equipping professionals with the resources and knowledge that they need. One of the ways we do that is through the 4word: Mentor Program! We meticulously pair mentees with qualified mentors who will guide them through a 10-week session of identifying and pursuing their career, personal, and spiritual goals.

Take the next step in your career journey and apply for the upcoming Summer Session of the 4word: Mentor Program today! (4word: Member Insiders, remember that your membership gets you a 15% discount off the program fee!)




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The 4 Things a Mentor is NOT

If you’re feeling frustrated by a lack of mentors, or by a mentorship that doesn’t seem to be working, you might need to recalibrate your expectations. Take a look at these 4 common misperceptions highlighted by Diane Paddison. They may be holding you back from the full benefits of having a mentor in your life.


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Faith-Based Nursing as a 2nd Career

Have you ever struggled as a professional Christian with how to be a light in your secular workplace? Ilene Vought is a nurse at Baylor Plano and talks with us today about what led her to leave a 30-year career as a sales person to become a nurse and how she infuses her Christianity into the daily care of her patients.




Make Your Next Career Move

As a 4word: Member Insider, you’re given exclusive access to numerous job openings across the country via the 4word Job Connections Board. We wanted to highlight a few jobs currently available. Just login to your 4word: Member Insider account to apply to one or more of these positions!

Not a 4word: Member Insider? Email your credentials to to begin the application process.

Featured Company: Energy Future Holdings Corp.

Location: Dallas, TX

A Dallas-based, privately held energy company with a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy companies. TXU Energy, Luminant and Oncor, EFH’s primary businesses, serve the high-growth Texas electricity market, which is one of world’s largest and among the nation’s most successful competitive markets.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board (login today to view more!)

Job #1: Senior Tax Analyst
Energy Future Holdings – Dallas, TX
This direct entry exempt position requires a working knowledge of tax concepts, practices, and procedures and specialized knowledge of state and federal income tax laws.

Requirements: 3 to 5+ years of relevant experience and Big 4 accounting firm experience strongly preferred; Bachelors degree, and more.

Job #2: Marketing Manager
Today’s Christian Woman
The Marketing Manager for the Today’s Christian Woman team will work closely with the marketing, design and marketing operations teams to improve circulation strategy and site conversion. This role will include project management for key initiatives, product development and income/expense analysis. The ideal person will have an understanding of digital and print marketing strategy, excellent written communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

Requirements: 5+ years experience with editorial, web production or direct marketing work, preferable in online, magazine or book publishing; undergraduate degree; strong written and oral communications skills and more.

Job #3: Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf
The CEO will lead the Council to provide Girl Scouting’s pre-eminent programming to help girls develop as leaders and build confidence by learning new skills and will act in partnership with the Board of Directors and capitalize on that collaboration to elevate the outcomes of all aspects of council functions. The CEO will provide leadership for the corporate tactical planning process by directing the formulation, integration, and implementation of short-term, mid-term, and long range operating objectives and actions needed to achieve the Council’s strategic plan.






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WHAT 9/11 TAUGHT ME: Sandra Crawford Williamson was featured on the Eternal Leadership podcast and discussed assessing whether your personal success metrics are accurate, how to connect to your true self, and the impact her harrowing experiences on 9/11 had on her life and future.




ARE YOU IN THE MOMENT?: Neena Newberry discusses how she helps panicking clients recognize when they need to take a step back.






MAKE SOCIAL MEDIA A MINDSET: Dave Kerpen writes on Inc. and talks with strategist and author Erica Dhawan about five ways we can make social media more of a mindset than a tool.





STATE OF AMERICAN MOMS: Meet The Press hosted a roundtable discussion with Maria Shriver, Deloitte CEO Cathy Englebert and teacher Kishanna Brown to find out the state of moms in America.





BEST COMMENCEMENT SPEECHES: Dan Kedmey with Fortune lists the top seven commencement speeches given by business titans over the years.





5 YEAR OLD WITH A HEART OF GOLD: Jeff Leeson with Mashable shares the story of Josiah Duncan, a young Alabama boy who made sure a homeless man got a full meal and a proper prayer.


4word: Local Group Events

Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!

For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.



Video of the Week



Have you ever gotten a strange text from your mother and wondered if anyone else experienced this? Well Jimmy Fallon asked his Twitter followers to send in their #MomTexts and the results are pretty hilarious. How does your mom stack up?



A Pinterest Find


Are you ready for summer with the kiddos? We found 20 ideas for you to stay present and enjoy these weeks with your children before fall rolls around again!



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4w_LI_974x330_member4Become a 4word: Member Insider today!

Join the 4word Membership Program today for exclusive access to our Job Connections Board featuring open positions in companies across the country. As a 4word: Member Insider, you will also receive special content, a free copy of Work, Love, Pray and the companion Work, Love, Pray Study Guide. Click here to sign up today!



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