How to Make Sure Your Community is the Right Fit For You

In 2019, Joi Freeman talked about some of her “must-haves” for community and what you can bring to the table to be a productive member of the group. We wanted to share her words of wisdom with you again!

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The Future of the Workplace is a Kingdom Mindset Culture

Emma Sharma shares how her team navigated pandemic stress to their normal workflow and what she hopes will continue, post-pandemic.

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How Your Community Can Improve Your Career

Robin Y. Greenlee, Acting Chief Risk Officer of MapleMark Bank in Dallas, TX, shares how community helped her understand her calling and offers four lessons she learned along the way.

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Want To Get Healthy? Don’t Leave Your Mental Health Out of The Equation

Dr. Deb Gorton, psychologist and author, advocates for all of us to get more in tune with how our mental and emotional health is impacting our physical, more noticeable health.

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How a 4word C-Level Woman Fits Exercise Into Her Packed Corporate Schedule

Molly Smith, Chief Client Officer at HundredX with a side hustle as a health coach, shares why she became so invested in fitness and offers up her secret weapon to successfully fitting exercise into your own busy schedule.

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What the Bible Has to Say About Whole-Self Wellness

Kim Vastine shares a powerful message on God's plan and purpose for creating our bodies as temples and what that means for our physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.

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Wellness Isn’t a Destination; It’s a Journey

Cassie Dennis shares how leaving her job gave her a fresh perspective on the fact that wellness isn't a destination but rather, a journey.

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Post-Pandemic Financial Planning: Expect the Unexpected

Independent Financial Advisor Valkyrie Lang talks about the biggest impacts the pandemic had on people's financial health, especially women.

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Financial Planning 101: The Two 10% Steps You Shouldn’t Skip

Financial expert and author Erin Botsford shares the one thing she wished someone had told her early on about financial planning.

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The Growing Importance of Women and Investing

Ronald Blue Trust returns to the 4word blog to encourage and empower women to play a larger role in their finances and investment strategy.

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To Get Out of Debt, Stop Presuming the Future

Mary Hunt, founder of Debt-Proof Living and the author of "The Smart Woman’s Guide to Planning for Retirement," shares what the single most important financial planning "thing" to do this year is, and you've probably already guessed what it is: get out of debt.

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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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‘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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