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Encouraging Women to Embrace Their Finances

In a guest article, Ronald Blue Trust advisors, Carol and Emily, share their experiences and insights on the importance of women being involved in personal finance.

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Feeling Lost? Here is How to Find Your Community

Our Community Groups Program is focused on women in the workplace. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20 If you…

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‘It took a pandemic to slow me down.’ – How to Embrace a Major Life Change

Allison Jernigan, owner of Ruby Rock Marketing and former Vice President of Business Development for Cinemark Theatres, opens up about how the pandemic gave her the push to make a major life change with her career and learn to face the discomfort of change.

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Max Lucado Encourages You to Give Your Fears Of Growth to the Father

Max Lucado returns to the 4word blog to encourage us to follow Jesus' example of facing fear and acknowledge what we're feeling so we can bring our exact needs before our Heavenly Father.

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Reframe a ‘Setback’ Into A ‘Stepping Forward’ With Advice From An Executive Coach

Executive coach Jill Perrin dives into the professional shift almost all women are facing in the post-pandemic workplace, and encourages all of us to go through the process of adjusting our mindsets about the current workforce into a "stepping forward" instead of seeing everything COVID upended as a "setback."

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Don’t Let a Detour Derail Your Dreams—How to Grow From Setbacks

Deborah Bradshaw, author, TEDx Speaker, and Master Certified Life Coach, gives her advice to women in the workplace who feel like their dreams won't ever get back on track, and reminds all of us that setbacks are still a part of God's plan.

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Are You Experiencing Workplace Abuse? Read an HR Expert’s Insight On How to End The Abuse

Dawn Kaiser, author, HR expert, and Global Joy Refueler, offers her insight into how to correctly identify workplace abuse, the right way to confront it, and what those in leadership positions should do to protect company culture against fostering abusive behavior.

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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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