How to Tune Out the Noise at Work

Before we end our discussion on simplicity this month, we wanted to share with you the article Diane Paddison wrote on LinkedIn for April. She talks about how to simplify life…

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Does Being The Busiest Pay Off?

It's 8:00AM. You're either stepping out of your car, at the office, or you're still on your way. You've already been to the gym or gone through the drop-off line…

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Discover Your Source of Strength

Has this month's topic been difficult to process? Knowing your worth is such a highly sought-after, foundational piece to anyone's life. As we discussed in the first blog in March, knowing…

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Don’t Play By the World’s Rules

This month, we’re talking about identity and worth. In today’s society, especially for women, are there two more loaded words? As Christian women in the workplace, we battle feelings of insecurity…

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How a Nike Executive Found Her Confidence at Work

Patty Ross, former Nike executive and 4word board member, had an amazing 34-year-long career with Nike that was gratifying and in line with her vision for her life … and yet,…

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What Are You Worth?

Tax season is upon us (oh the joys!) and for many of us, that means a very clear and hard-to-ignore lesson in worth. All those forms and all that filing lead…

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Be The Gift of Change

Merry Christmas to our 4word family! As we all celebrate and take time to relax over the next few days, we wanted to not only wrap up our year on the…

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We All Have Something to Give

Growing up with a focus on volunteering and giving back to the community, Sheila Moore, chemist and business owner, wants to blaze a trail for women in the science world while…

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We’re All Called to Nurture

When was the last time you nurtured someone, or were nurtured by someone? Is nurturing a part of your life, or is it a word that you've only thought about a handful of…

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The Many Flavors of Motherhood

How would you define “motherhood?” Everyone would probably have a very different answer to that question … and that’s what makes being a mom so special. Mother’s Day is next week, so…

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Find Joy in the Midst of Worry

Last month, I boarded a plane for Pittsburgh for a Salvation Army Board meeting. There was nothing new or out of the ordinary about the day; I’ve boarded thousands of flights across…

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Life-Changing Mentorship

Earlier this month, I shared my Amy Grant story and the joy of meeting a woman who profoundly impacted my life through her music at a very difficult time. Sometimes we impact…

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How God Used Amy Grant to Change My Life

Has God ever used someone to drastically change your life, but they never knew it? Or maybe you’ve been an instrument of change in a person’s life, only to find out…

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Fail With Style (& Other Things I’d Tell My Past Self)

Seven years ago, I left the college chapter of my life (arguably one of the best times of my life!), and embarked on the much-longer chapter of my career. There have been…

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5 Steps to Becoming a “Super-Worker”

If your everyday workload regularly leaves you feeling frantic, you’re probably doing it wrong. Over decades in the business world, I’ve observed thousands of different approaches to work and time management. The…

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Time Management: Non-Negotiables and Seasonal Swings

  In the world of working women, time management is a hot topic. With only 24 hours in each day, how can women juggle all the responsibilities of a job, a marriage,…

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Jesus Standard Time

If you want to know the truth, ask an 11-year-old. I think of myself as an excellent time manager. I plan things in advance, artfully maneuver our family’s schedule, work full time,…

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How nice is TOO nice? 6 tools for dealing with anger at work

Sometimes, women in the workplace feel the need to put on a tough “game face” to impress their coworkers and bosses. Women feel forced to walk the tightrope between acting too feminine,…

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Family First

Working parents almost always do battle with guilt over how to integrate family and career in their busy lives. Balancing time between work and home isn’t easy for anyone! Molly Fletcher, CEO,…

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5 Lessons After Job Loss

All professionals would agree that life in the office and life at home are two very different entities. So how do you balance the two without playing favorites? Debbie Eaton shares her…

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