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The ‘Second Half’ of Your Career: Less about you, more about others

Denise Hutton, a business executive specializing in HR and a 4word mentor, talks about how the beginning of her career set up the "second half" she's currently in, and shares the 10-year blocks most careers can be broken down into.

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Thankfulness ‘In Such a Time As This’

4word founder Diane Paddison writes about what 2020 has taught her about thankfulness and shares some of the incredible blessings to come out of this tumultuous year.

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How to Take the Leap Toward Something New

4word COO and former Nike executive Pam Johnson has experienced many changes over her career journey and has learned the best response to have when faced with something new.

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An Entrepreneur’s Pandemic Pivot

Sarah Lin, entrepreneur and founder of EllieFunDay, discusses when she knew she needed to pivot her business and explains the role God holds in her company.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Prune Yourself

Kathi C. Laughman writes about how the art of personal pruning could be a helpful tool for emerging stronger after a major life transition.

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Start Harnessing and Leveraging Your Emotions at Work

Lori Berry, co-founder of 4word: Southlake, talks candidly about how she's learning to use her emotions for good in her workplace and how you can learn to leverage yours.

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Stop Judging Others to Make Yourself Feel Comfortable

Brittany Prather, leader of 4word: Twin Cities and panelist in the Candid Conversations - Racial Reconciliation series, shares how being bi-racial has helped her come to terms with her own judging tendencies and learn to seek a common identity with others.

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‘In the hard, He is near.’ – An honest journey through grief

Grief has a terrible way of consuming every part of your life, sometimes parts that you didn't think it could touch. Jordan Hodgden, co-leader for 4word: Oklahoma City, openly shares about losing her infant son and how God used her grief to grow her.

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A Thankful Heart Gives Us Hope

JoAnne Baldwin, marketer at PitchBook and marketing co-director for 4word: Seattle, writes candidly about how the COVID-19 outbreak opened her eyes to the importance of a thankful heart, even when gratitude seems like the least likely response.

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How to Hire (and Fire) Well

Julie Bolton, VP of Casualty Risk Engineering at Zurich Insurance and 4word: Houston board member, shares hiring and firing insights she has learned in her years in management and what you can do to keep your team running as smoothly as possible.

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The Secret to Effective Mentorship

Glenna Flokstra, Chief of Operations for 4 The World Resource Distributors (4WRD), talks with us about her passion for mentorship and its potential impact on the mentor and mentees lives, if one simple "secret" is followed.

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Find Your Workplace ‘Voice’

L. Marie Trotter, owner of L. Marie LLC, coaches all of us on how to discover your voice and how to train yourself to use it in the workplace in a way that positively benefits you and those you influence.

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Choosing Confidence Over Cockiness As a Leader

Nicole Arnold, Communications and Public Affairs Manager for an electric cooperative in Asheboro, NC, and a former lobbyist, talks about how she has learned to choose confidence while starting and building her career in politics.

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How to Make Setting Boundaries Second Nature

Elizabeth Knox, founder of MatchPace, author, and Certified Professional Diversity Coach, shares must-haves for setting up healthy boundaries you'll actually be able to maintain.

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Self-Care Matters Because YOU Matter

Rebecca Hawkins, a Senior Business Process Consultant and certified yoga instructor, returns to the blog to discuss self-care and shares a simple trick we can all incorporate into our day to get our mind and bodies calmed.

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What To Do When Facing the Crisis of a Burnout

Cynthia Nwaubani, a Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for the Wells Fargo Commercial Banking office in Dallas, Texas, and a mother to three, opens up about how she is constantly ensuring she doesn't fall victim to burnout and what you can do to protect yourself, too.

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Why Women Seem to Struggle with Stress More Than Men

Lisa Lewis, Transformational Leadership Coach and 4word mentor, shares why she thinks women seem to struggle with stress more than men and how living at the edge of our comfort zone leaves us vulnerable to the attack of stress.

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You’ve Been Planted Right Where You Need to Serve

Sofia Fonseca, architect, professor, and 4word: Houston board member, talks about how she has learned to acknowledge that where she is "planted" is the exact place and time in which God has equipped her to be a missionary for Him.

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Shining Your ‘Christ Light’ As a Business Owner

Dr. Cathy Denison-Robert, MBA, business consultant, coach, trainer, small business owner, and 4word mentor, offers four areas business owners should focus on when building their business on Biblical principles.

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Connecting ‘Sunday Worship’ to ‘Monday Work’

Peju Akintorin, a certified HR and Project Management professional and 4word mentor, shares how she embraces her faith all week long and offers a great tip for staying true to your faith at work!

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