How to Set Your Goals (And Yourself) Up For Success

American Express executive Lori Joe Brown explains why she leaves room for forgiveness in her goals and growth when planning something new.

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God’s Call Is Always Followed By a Time of Preparation

Have you felt God calling you in a certain direction on your journey to find influence? Get ready to embark on a time of preparation!

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Make Room For Joy On Your ‘Journey 4word’

Join us as we wrap up our 3-month's long talk about "how do I determine my destination?" when setting out on a journey to influence well.

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Learn How to Root Yourself In Confidence When Pursuing Your Life’s Purpose

Bridget Mburu shares from her heart about setting goals at any point in your life, and being open and true to The Plan when you discover it.

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How to Accept Good (and Bad) Advice as a Professional

Annette Stewart, Director, Royal Bank of Canada, shares where to seek out advice when you need input on a decision or situation, and what you should do with feedback (good or bad) when it's given to you.

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Two Steps You Should Follow When Working on Your ‘Influence Plan’

You've decided you want to be a bigger and better influence on your community. Great! But where do you start? Here are two steps to start with.

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If You’re Building Your Influence With a Focus On Magnitude, It’s Time to Reevaluate

If you're focused on the magnitude of your influence instead of its meaning, you've missed the point completely. How do you realign?

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‘Am I Listening Well?’ – How to Discern When God is Speaking

Diana Romero, CEO, Integrated Purpose Management LLC, shares how to listen well when you're talking with God and how to open your heart to trust that He is leading your decision.

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If You Want Results at Work, You Have to Lead With Love

Emma Sharma shines a light on how to get real results and growth at work, and it involves influence and a little love for others.

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‘Am I Making a Difference?’—How to Ease Into Your Influence

Have you ever wondered if you're making a difference in the world? Here are some ways to ease into your influence.

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Now More Than Ever, It’s Time to Be the ‘Salt and Light’ To The Earth

Melissa Peak shares four lessons she's learned about leaning into and utilizing influence, and why now is the time to be the salt and light.

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Are You Ready to Be Influential To Others?

Renee Collins, retired Vice President Owner Sales for Johnson Controls, opens up about how her definition of influence has remained fluid.

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Why You Should Create an ‘Input Community’ To Be Your Personal Sounding Board

Patricia Asp, 4word Board Member and founder of ASPire, discusses why she always includes a group of people for input on big life decisions, how she's learned to accept and discern ALL feedback, and who you should invite to be part of your own sounding board for big changes.

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‘Is that you, God?’—Discerning God’s voice for the big changes in life

Emma Sharma, Founder and Principal of Swallowtail Group and a 4word Board Member, shares how she has learned to truly wait and listen for God's purpose and plan for her life, even if God's leading takes months to make itself known.

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Make 2022 the Year You Lean Into Your Influence

Join 4word this year as we dive into the topic of discovering and leaning into your personal influence in order to bring others to Christ.

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Generosity Creates a Beautiful Life

Pam Pugh, co-founder of Women Doing Well and a founding board member of VertuAssets Foundation, shares what has shaped her views on generosity and why you should test yourself and see how faithful God is to fill your cup full to overflowing as you dive in to generosity.

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‘We had to move forward with faith.’ – A Look Back on 2021 with 4word’s Founder

To close out an exciting year for 4word, our founder, Diane Paddison, returns with a letter of reflection, expectation, and awe at the grace and power of God and His will in 2021 and beyond.

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Why An American Express Executive Believes Goals AND Growth Should Be Your Focus in 2022

Lori Joe Brown, Sr. Manager within the Global Field Enablement Center of Excellence in Global Commercial Services at American Express, and 4word Board member, explains why she focuses on both goals and growth when planning out a new year.

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Debunking the Myth of the ‘Right First Step’

Mara McNeill, President and CEO Toyota Financial Savings Bank, talks about how to free ourselves from the pressure of finding the perfect but elusive “Right First Step.”

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A Focus on Gratitude Helped Mary Kay Ash Build a Global Brand

Author Jennifer Bickel Cook, retired Mary Kay executive, discusses her debut book, Pass It On: What I Learned from Mary Kay Ash, and shares nuggets of wisdom from one of the most successful women in recent history.

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