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3 Steps to “Get the Ball” in the New Year

What do you want to see yourself accomplish in the New Year? Today on the blog, Diane Paddison shares three growth areas that will help you take the ball and run towards success in the New Year.


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“Why I am so grateful this year”: Interview with Diane Paddison

As we say goodbye to 2015 and enter into 2016, our founder, Diane Paddison, wanted to thank every single person who had a hand in helping further 4word’s mission in 2015. She shares her reflection on 2015 and her hopes for 2016.






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: 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: Assistant Production Coordinator
Spirit Media – Clackamas, OR
As Assistant Production Coordinator, responsibilities include the comprehensive management of live and web events; from pre-production to event execution to post- event debrief. You will also be responsible for the coordination of Spirit Media marketing projects and video projects from scheduling crew and equipment to managing media assets..

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.





10 WORST 2015 ENTREPRENEURS: Sometimes being an entrepreneur doesn’t work out for hopeful professionals. Read Steve Tobak’s list on Entrepreneur of the ten worst entrepreneurs of 2015.





HOTELS FOR LITERARY LOVERS: Melissa Locker with Time shares five hotels any fan of literature or the art of writing should check into.






BUY THESE THINGS NOW: Kyle James with Money advises on which eight things you’re better off buying after Christmas instead of before.






DON’T SLEEP ON IT: Kimberly Weisul with Inc. explains why “sleeping on” a decision will not always help you.







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



Technology continues to push boundaries and give us new and exciting ways to experience the world around us. Watch this adorable grandmother try out virtual reality for the first time and try not to smile.





A Pinterest Find


The start of a new year always entices people to get their space (and lives) organized. Here are five reasons you might fail at organization and ways you can avoid them!





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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!


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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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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