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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Gratitude Isn’t Complicated

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous What an amazing way to think about gratitude! Our prayer this entire month has been that you would…

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When Gratitude is Hard-Earned

This week, we asked 4word: San Diego leader Kaitlin Arduino to share her personal journey with both grief and gratitude. We hope her story encourages you! ------…

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Don’t Let Gratitude Be Seasonal

Kathryn Kilner had to shift from a seasonal practice of gratitude around the holidays to a daily habit of gratitude in her life, and disciplined herself to follow…

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When Gratitude Doesn’t Come Easy

Here in America, we are used to hearing that "we have much to be thankful for." And it is true. As Americans, we get the privilege to…

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How to Choose Gratitude

November is nearly over, which means our time talking about gratitude is coming to a close, too. This month, we've heard from Sharon Purcell about how she and her…

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Grateful When You Don’t Feel Like It

November: it’s the month of gratitude. As we gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, many of us will be sharing around the dinner table what we’re grateful for. I love the…

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Growing Into Gratitude

When life is going our way, it’s so easy to find things to be thankful for. (Even though we aren’t always quick to offer up that thanks.) So what…

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Be Grateful (For Real)

It's November. Can you believe it? A new month means a new discussion topic for the 4word blog, and this month's theme may seem expected: we're talking about gratitude. Before…

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Get Ready for Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving (what?!) and we at 4word wanted to share with you some of our favorite articles on thankfulness. This year has been packed full of every emotion, it…

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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…

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Getting To Gratitude

Over the last few weeks we’ve touched on gratitude and faith, and about taking gratitude to work. Now lets look at gratitude in relationships. At its core, gratitude is really…

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