Stress, Strength & Staycations


Have you applied for the 4word: Mentor Program yet?


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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Stacks & Stacks of Stuff

Has your house been taken over by stacks upon stacks of STUFF? 4word COO, Sandra Crawford Williamson, tackles the sensitive but oh-so-relatable topic of household clutter and how you can conquer it before it conquers you!


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Confidence Now – Flexibility Later

Tamara Scoville has spent her professional career pursuing balance between work and family. She talked with us about the importance of honest communication with your manager, confidence in your abilities, and making time for family whenever it’s needed.


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Tanya Little shares examples of some of today’s challenges for mentors and mentees in this week’s radio show with Rick Tocquigny.





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: 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



LESSONS FROM 100% REMOTE TEAM COMPANIES: Sara Sutton Fell writes on Entrepreneur and shares three lessons companies with completely remote teams are teaching their traditional counterparts.




FIRST-TIME MANAGERS AND PERFORMANCE REVIEWS: Christine Jacobson with Career Contessa lists eight ways that first-time managers can ace giving performance reviews and make the experience mutually beneficial.




FOLLOW-UP EMAILS THAT ARE JUST PLAIN RUDE: Sara McCord writes on Mashable about five examples of follow-up emails to job interviews that might be taken the wrong way…and lose the job for you.




STRESS = ADVANTAGE?: Author Kelly McGonigal presents her reasoning as to why stress can be a good thing. It all depends on how you look at it.





NETWORK THE RIGHT WAY: Jim Yu writes on Fortune with his advice on how to network correctly and effectively, but be prepared to put in some hard work.



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



Always is on a mission to prove that girls are unstoppable. Watch their latest video and join with them to champion girls’ confidence.



A Pinterest Find


Healthy dinners don’t always mean “dinners that don’t taste that great.” If you’re looking for a hearty dinner option that will leave you guilt-free, try one of these delicious spaghetti squash recipes!



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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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