Habits, Hardwired & Happiness


1 WEEK LEFT to apply for the upcoming 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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Promotion, Please!

4word founder Diane Paddison shares five things you should know before handling that “dreaded” promotion conversation with your boss.


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Warning! U-Turn Ahead

When the road of your professional life becomes riddled with potholes and u-turns, how do you find a better course? We spoke with Ashley Riley about how her involvement with the 4word community helped her realign and get back on her way.




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 hello@4wordwomen.org to begin the application process.

Featured Company: freshbenies

Location: Texas

freshbenies is a health discount card that includes the ability to call a doctor 24/7 and get a prescription, if needed.

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

Job #1: Client Service Specialist
 – Texas
This opportunity provides day-to-day client service and support for freshbenies and Benefit Brainstorm products (bundles of telehealth, advocacy and other non-insurance benefits). The focus is to ensure client satisfaction with the freshbenies product, service and implementation. This position is the primary point of contact for a client or member. Job tasks include directing and controlling the processing of groups on a timely basis, answering group/broker/member questions, and resolving client issues.

Job #2: Marketing Manager
Today’s Christian Woman – Carol Stream, IL 

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.

Job #3: Sales Analyst
CBRE – Los Angeles, CA
Responsible for the management and maintenance of the market database of all occupiers and investors. Creates and manages lists of targets, tracks progress and issues periodic updates.






Expresit is an app that allows you to honor the heroes and achievers in your life with just a few taps! By partnering with 4word, Expresit 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 Expresit 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!



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SET A REMINDER!: September 17, 2015, is the 4word Annual Giving Day! Make a donation to 4word to help support 4word programs like the 4word: Mentor Program, 4word: Local Groups, and more. There will be a 1:1 match (plus some) for donations of $50 or more. Please consider giving on September 17!




LIFE TOO HARD FOR MILLENNIALS?: Steven Rattner with The New York Times analyzes the upward struggles many millennials are facing as they try to begin their professional lives.




HOW YOUR PERSONALITY AND CAREER RELATE: Molly Owens with Mashable examines three things to keep in mind when comparing your personality type with the career you’ve chosen or are considering.




HARDWIRED FOR HAPPINESS: Lewis Howes writes on Entrepreneur with his findings about hardwiring your brain for happiness following his interview with brain genius Dr. Rick Hanson.





DON’T TALK ABOUT THIS AT WORK: Nicole Williams writes on Career Contessa about four areas of conversation that may seem tempting to discuss at work, but you’d be better off leaving them for after-hours chats.



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



Bored with the same old sandwich and want to broaden your horizon? Feast your eyes on 13 sandwiches from around the world and just try to choose which one you’ll take to work next.



A Pinterest Find


Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip cookies. Because summer’s almost over and you deserve a treat. Oh, and did we mention they’re low fat AND low calorie?



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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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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 http://smile.amazon.com/. It’s that simple.

Click here to begin your AmazonSmile session!