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My Life’s a Mess, and That’s OK

Strive for success but if your work life gets messy – that’s okay! Jordan Johnstone shares with us her thoughts on how we should respond when life (both at work and at home) ends up in a less desirable shape than we had planned.


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When Someone Else is YOU: Protect yourself against identity theft

Most of us don’t expect to become victims of identity theft, but did you know there is a 1 in 20 chance your identity will be stolen in some form this year? Rose Barker, a certified identity theft and risk management specialist, helps us understand the different types of identity theft and the best preventative measures we can take to protect ourselves and loved ones as identity theft increases in our digital age.






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: Southwest Airlines

Location: Dallas, TX

Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded.
Named Top Airline Employer and one of the Top 20 America’s Best Employers of 2015 by Forbes, Southwest Airlines sees its people as its greatest strength. The company prides itself in the diversity of ideas, knowledge, and actions, which has made it the only consistently profitable airline in the world and which helped create the powerful corporate culture for which Southwest Airlines is known.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
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Job #1: Sr. Director – Operations Research, Performance and Planning (Revenue Management)
Southwest AirlinesDallas, TX
Southwest Airlines is seeking a Servant Leader to join the Commercial Leadership team in our Revenue Management Department. The successful candidate will be co-responsible for driving optimal revenue performance and will be responsible for the strategic direction of the Revenue Management Operations Research and Performance & Planning, and the Business Decision Support (BDS) teams. He or she will also be responsible for the performance of and development of Revenue Management Tools and Technology as well as for providing accurate insights on our current and future revenue performance and trends, as well as providing other VP and department support.

Job #2: Executive Director
LaunchAbility – Plano, TX
LaunchAbility promotes independence for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities through employment, and is seeking an Executive Director who will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for LaunchAbility’s programs, staff and execution of mission.

Job #3: Branch Director
Encompass Home Health & Hospice – Denton, TX
Encompass Home Health & Hospice, repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a “Best Place to Work”, is seeking a Branch Director to supervise the clinical operations of a team of field staff and report directly to the Agency Administrator.

Internship Opportunities
4word – Dallas, TX – Virtual
4word has immediate openings for several internship positions! These positions would be ideal for female college students majoring in business, communications or related field, who would like to begin connecting and networking with professionals of faith and gain experience in marketing, communications, and fundraising with a non-profit. Internships are unpaid and require an average 10 hour per week time commitment.








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HOW TO BE AN INTROVERT LEADER: Nina Zipkin with Entrepreneur offers her four tips for introverts longing to be charismatic leaders.







PINTEREST WANTS YOU TO SHOP MORE: Leena Rao with Fortune writes about Pinterest’s plan to become a major shopping hub for its users.







WHAT TO ASK BEFORE YOU TAKE THAT PROMOTION: Nicole Smartt with Career Contessa has five questions any professional should ask before accepting a promotion at work.







LIVING WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER: Amy Simpson writes on Today’s Christian Woman and shares the stories of women dealing with bipolar disorder.








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



These kids trying popular candies for the first time will put a smile on ANYONE’S face, especially when you hear why some of them have never had candy before!





A Pinterest Find




These 4th of July Fireworks Fruit Kabobs are sure to be a hit on Monday!






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