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Why You Should Be a Mentor (Yes you. Yes now.)

No matter where you are in your life or career, you have valuable experience and perspective to offer those coming behind you, and there’s always someone coming behind. Read Diane Paddison‘s three reasons YOU should be a mentor.


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Achieve Your Full Potential

Mentorship is something with which Diane Paddison has been privileged to be involved, both as a mentor and a mentee. With our next 4word Mentor Program session coming up in a few weeks, Diane wanted to share with you the story of one of her long time friends and mentees, Craig Robinson, president of the United States division of Colliers International.






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: Legacy Living Ministries

Location: U.S.A.

Training women of all ages how to engage in an active love relationship with God, apply His Word to their lives and disciple like Jesus.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
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Job #1: Digital Marketing Manager
Work in tandem with the team to implement, track and optimize our digital marketing campaigns across all channels. Then repeat this until market domination is achieved! The Digital Marketing Manager reports to and works directly with the freshbenies Co-Founder & COO.

Job #2: Tenant Development- Project Coordinator
DRAWBridge – Lewisville/Flower Mound, TX
Contract/Part time to Full time Project Coordinator position involves working with a growing team of designers, coordinating all aspects of interior tenant improvement projects.

Job #3: Marketing Specialist
Marketplace Chaplains – U.S.A.
The Marketing Specialist utilizes spiritual gifts and talents as an innovative and visionary full-time servant-leader engaged in supporting the Marketing department and all of its services, functions and initiatives.







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START THE NEW YEAR WITH A MENTOR!: The deadline for the first Mentor Program session of 2016 is January 8, 2016. Submit your application before January 1 to receive the 2015 mentee application fee of $175. Fees will start at $199 for applications received after December 31, 2015.





WORK EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE IT: Dr. Travis Bradberry writes on LinkedIn with his tips for overcoming popular reasons why we don’t feel like working.





AVOID DEBT!: Helene Lerner shares her tips for avoiding debt and keeping your head above water financially.






HAVE A MERRY FRIENDMAS: Halee Gray Scott writes on Christianity Today about why no one should be a social recluse around Christmastime.






DOWNSIDE OF MIDLIFE: John Kyle with The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics reviews the book “40/40 Vision: Clarifying Your Mission in Midlife” and discusses ways to prepare for your own midlfe.







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



Needing a soundtrack for your Christmas festivities today? Here are three hours worth of Christmas classics, all in one video! You’re welcome.





A Pinterest Find


If you’re needing some Christmas snacks while enjoying your holiday today, here are 21 appetizer recipes sure to keep everyone satisfied.





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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!


A special offer just for YOU!


As a way to show just how much we appreciate your support of 4word during national 4word Giving Day, we wanted to share this exclusive coupon code from BeautyKind, an online retailer that allows you to buy the brands you love and discover new favorites, all while supporting the cause of your choice by donating 5% of every purchase.

Through October 17, first-time visitors to the BeautyKind website will receive $25 off their first purchase using the code GIVING DAY. Any purchases over $50 will earn the organization or cause of your choice an extra $10!

Browse BeautyKind’s multiple lines of health and beauty products from companies like Nest Fragrances, Butter London, Laura Gellar and more, and choose 4word as your cause of choice.


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