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How to Process Your Brain’s Default Reactions to Feedback

Diane Paddison lists three mental triggers you may encounter when receiving feedback and how you can use those triggers to retrain how your brain reacts to feedback.

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A Father’s Advice to His Working Daughter: ‘Don’t balance—blend.’

Gene Glaeser and Amber Maenius, a father/daughter duo, share how they both came to realization that trying to find balance is a lofty goal that should be replaced with a new practice of finding ways to blend.

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Are You a Go-Getter? Here’s Why You Should Become a Go-Giver

Sandy Lamb, owner and CEO of Altitude Business Coaching and 4word Advisory Board Member, offers her advice for choosing collaboration over competition. She also talks about why there isn't an age cutoff for learning to be an emotionally intelligent leader.

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Why Women Avoid Drawing Attention to Their Workplace Accomplishments

4word: Houston leader Marty Lundstrom talks about the moment she realized she (like many women in the workplace) shied away from putting a spotlight on her accomplishments, and shares two practices any workplace can implement to encourage self-confidence in their employees.

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Why It’s So Hard to ‘Let Go and Let God’

4word: Houston leader Tana Deshayes explains why she thinks Christians struggle to let go of their difficulties and hand control over to God.

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You Can Ask For Help At Work and Not Be Weak

Accountant and author Courtney Watson talks through how she learned to leave behind the idea that independence equals strength, and shares four questions everyone should ask themselves when something has us stumped.

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Insecurity: The Biggest Threat to Inner Strength

Catherine Gates, Executive Director for Women in the Marketplace, guides us through the idea that our lack of inner strength and resilience stems from allowing insecurity to win, and how we can rally against that insecurity to win back our drive.

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Pandemic Parenthood: How 4word Moms Have Grown In a Year

In honor of Mother's Day, three moms within the 4word community share the highs and lows of the past year and identify one way the pandemic has changed their parenting for the better.

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Max Lucado Explains The Role Trust Plays in True Rest

Max Lucado joins the blog this week to discuss the element of trust that comes into play when you get to the heart of why we might not be resting like we should be.

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Hero Pilot of Southwest Airlines Flight #1380 Shares Her Advice for Staying Grounded

Tammie Jo Shults, hero pilot of Southwest Airlines Flight #1380, shares her tips for staying grounded and charged up to get the job done.

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Here’s Why You Feel Guilty About Resting (And How You Can Stop)

Do you feel guilty for wanting a break? Read more about why you feel that guilt when it comes to rest and how to better prioritize rest.

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Need to Escape the Noise? Here Are 3 Ways to Do That.

4word's own Diane Paddison discusses why she thinks women struggle with balance more than men do and shares three simple things you can do to find healthy balance.

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Did Your Relationships Actually Get Better in 2020?

Picturing quarantine as a relationship builder might not be how you view your lockdown time, but we encourage you to switch lenses. 

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A Former KPMG Executive’s Advice (And Appreciation) for Keeping Life Simple

Melisa Denis, former Global Lead Partner of KPMG, shares how retirement has helped her appreciate keeping herself and her family focused on what really matters over the years.

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What the Post-COVID Church Could Look Like

Nicole Martin, VP at American Bible Society, writes about the loss of communal worship and what churches might look like, post-COVID.

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Staycations: The Perfect COVID Antidote

Heidi Rasmussen, co-founder and COO of freshbenies and Chair of the 4word Board of Directors, shares how she captures the rest and relaxation of traveling without leaving the safety and comfort of her community: staycations!

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How Understanding Grief Helps Us Understand Gain

Dr. Deb Gorton, psychologist and author, talks about why grief is hard, why God allows it, and why grieving looks different for everyone.

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Corner Office to Home Office—Redefining Your Workplace

The workplace has been through a huge change in the last 12 months—and so did you. Here's how to redefine your idea of "workplace."

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Creating the Perfect Work Environment—At Home

Alli Worthington, a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, podcaster, and business coach, shares her tried-and-true "musts" for setting yourself up for work-from-home success, and how to keep yourself ready for eventual re-entry into working at an office.

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Side Hustles and How to Make Them Work

Molly Smith, Chief Client Officer at HundredX with a side hustle as a health coach, talks about her journey to pursuing a side hustle and the one thing you have to have in order to make your side hustle work (and potentially lucrative!).

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