Advice, Avoidance & Appetizers


Apply by August 14, 2015, for the next session of the 4word: Mentor Program!


Taking your career from where it is now to where you’ve always dreamed it would be is never an easy task, and certainly one that could be simplified with the help of someone who’s been where you are. The 4word: Mentor Program is here to help you grow mentally, professionally, and spiritually by pairing you with a knowledgeable mentor who can come alongside you and guide you to where you want your professional and personal life to be.

If you’re interested in becoming either a mentor or a mentee in the upcoming session, please submit your application by August 14, 2015.

Get someone in your corner this year!



What You Missed


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Why Did God Make Us So Competitive?

Competitive and Christian do not have to be mutually exclusive terms. So then, what does it look like to compete in a Godly way? 4word COO, Sandra Crawford Williamson, shares 5 “rules” for godly competition.


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When Wanting Turns to Waiting

Meredith Erickson and her husband have spent the past two years yearning to see their family grow, and to help ease her weary heart, Meredith started her blog, The Baby Wait, to not only document her journey but also give other women in her situation a place to come together.


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Charis Hillman Brown, Marketing and Communications Director at Marketplace Leaders Ministries, shares some mentoring tips for millennials with Rick Tocquigny of BlogTalkRadio.





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!

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Featured Company: 4Change Energy

Location: Texas

4Change Energy is a sister company to TXU Energy, a market-leading competitive retail electricity provider (a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings). 4Change Energy provides residential electricity in the Texas retail market. The company focuses on great, low electricity rates, easy online enrollment and no hassle online account management. 4Change’s mission is to give back to the communities that they serve by giving 4% of their annual profits to support the Texas chapters of Feeding Texas, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross and Heroes for Children.

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

Job #1: Senior Digital Analyst
4Change Energy
 – Texas
Sr. Digital Analyst will develop and implement analytical strategies to optimize sales conversion rates from online traffic.

Job #2: Chief Administrative Officer
World Vision International – London, UK 

The Chief Administrative Officer will be responsible for providing long range strategic planning, integration and management of key global strategic functions. S/he will be instrumental in increasing the effectiveness and nimbleness of the Partnership and in positioning World Vision as a 21st Century leader.

Job #3: Front End Developer
Today’s Christian Woman – Carol Stream, IL
Write and deploy JavaScript and other related front-end code, oversee JavaScript code libraries, review JavaScript code written by other developers, train other developers.






Goodsnitch is an app that allows you to honor the heroes and achievers in your life with just a few taps! By partnering with 4word, Goodsnitch will automatically donate $1 to 4word for every feedback given with 4word as the affiliation (up to $5 per day!). Getting started is simple. Just click one of the buttons on the right to download the Goodsnitch app to your Apple or Android device, select 4word from the drop-down menu in the Affiliation field of your profile, and you’re all set!

To learn more about Goodsnitch, watch the video below and share Goodsnitch with your friends and family!


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Take Notice



10 LIFE-CHANGING PETER DRUCKER QUOTES: Jeff Shore writes on Entrepreneur and lists ten quotes from management expert Peter Drucker that he believes will change the way you do things forever.





7 METRICS FOR SUCCESSFUL LEADERS: John Hall writes on Forbes and goes through seven “standards of success” that every leader should excel at.





WHEN A BRAND BECOMES OBSOLETE: 4word woman and Nomi Network president Diana Mao writes on the Huffington Post about what happens to a company when it ignores its corporate social responsibility.



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PURSUING YOUR PASSION: In the Botsford Financial Group’s Summer 2015 Quarterly newsletter, 4word founder Diane Paddison discusses how she was led to pursue her passion of helping professional women realize their potential.




AVOID FEEDBACK DEFENSIVENESS: Sam Shank writes on LinkedIn and discusses how he and his HotelTonight co-founder learned how your response to feedback is one of the most crucial moments in your career.


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



Edge of Stability from Jeff Boyce on Vimeo.

Jeff Boyce traveled across 15 states, logging 20,000 miles and 70,000 photos to create this amazing time lapse of different sceneries across the country.



A Pinterest Find


Planning a summer party and want to feature some fun foods your guests will rave about? Check out these creative party appetizer ideas! We especially love the Ladybug Caprese appetizer (no real ladybugs required!).



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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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Use AmazonSmile before you shop!

We all shop on Amazon. Now you can find the things you need AND make a donation to 4word, all at the same time! By using AmazonSmile, your shopping experience stays the same, but once you’ve completed your purchase, Amazon will donate a percentage of the final cost to 4word. Getting started is easy. Choose 4word as the AmazonSmile cause you are supporting, then do your normal Amazon shopping on It’s that simple.

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