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February 5, 2016




Celebrate 4word with us, no matter where you are!

4w_gala_1200x1200We cannot wait to celebrate 4word TOMORROW! The first-ever Leap 4word Gala will be a time for supporters of 4word to come together and spend an evening commemorating the heart and mission of 4word.

For those who are unable to physically join us but would still like to participate in the festivities, check out our online silent auction! We have several amazing items up for bid, including an exciting opportunity to tour and shop the Nike Corporate Headquarters! Click here to browse and place your bids!


What You Missed


Mondays with Diane4w_mon_300x300_020116

“Secret Recipe” for Marriage Success

Lori Berry shares her secret ingredients and recipe for a successful marriage.


Wednesday Interview4w_wed_300x300_020316

Do Marriage and Career Mix?

Do you and your spouse work together? Do you think you (and your marriage) would survive working with your significant other? Heidi Rasmussen, co-founder and COO of freshbenies, talks with us about being in business with her husband and how they make it work!


Mentoring Monday radio show

Click here to listen now!

This week on our ‪Mentoring Monday‬ show, Allison Johnson talks about our upcoming Gala. Listen to her message for important information about how to get involved.





Make Your Next Career Move

As a 4word: Member Insider, you’re given exclusive access to numerous job openings across the country via the 4word Job Connections Board. We wanted to highlight a few jobs currently available. Just login to your 4word: Member Insider account to apply to one or more of these positions!

Not a 4word: Member Insider? Email your credentials to to begin the application process.

Featured Company: CARE (Chemical Awareness Resources & Education)

Location: Dallas, TX

CARE (Chemical Awareness Resources & Education) is a non-profit, community-based organization established as a response to the increasing concerns and challenges associated with alcohol and drug abuse.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
(login today to view more!)


Job #1: Manager of Digital Platform, Corporate Sponsorships, and Brand Management
4word – Virtual
4word is seeking an experienced full time Manager of Digital Platform, Corporate Sponsorships, and Brand Management to take lead in our Member Insider/Job Connections Board product line, Corporate Sponsorships, Marketing/Brand, Digital, Social Media, and Content product lines. This position is virtual, so location is flexible!

Job #2: Executive Director
CARE – Dallas, TX
CARE is seeking an experienced Executive Director with a knowledge and passion for recovery to be the face of the organization. The position has the responsibility to direct and oversee CARE’s educational and referral programs and activities, and fundraising, as well as manage the office, the finances and personnel.

Job #3: Senior Manager of SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting
Undisclosed – Dallas, TX
A global DFW company is searching for an experienced Senior Manager of SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting.








Expresit is an app that allows you to honor the heroes and achievers in your life with just a few taps! By partnering with 4word, Expresit will automatically donate $1 to 4word for every feedback given with 4word as the affiliation (up to $5 per day!). Getting started is simple. Just click one of the buttons on the right to download the Expresit app to your Apple or Android device, select 4word from the drop-down menu in the Affiliation field of your profile, and you’re all set!



Top Three



  • But where is the fairytale?Becca Kaser of Daily Joy pens an honest post about how romance in marriage looks different to every couple, and we should avoid comparing our relationship against others.



Take Notice

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MANY BEAUTIFUL THINGS: Opening tomorrow in select cities, this movie tells the untold story of one of the world’s greatest woman artists and why her name was nearly lost to history. Click here for showtimes!





GMAIL HAS YOUR BACK: Lydia Dishman with Fast Company reviews Gmail’s new plug-in Just Not Sorry and discusses how it can help you email with confidence.






DO YOU HAVE “MORNING PERSON” DNA?: Hilary Brueck with Entrepreneur talks about a recent study done by genetic analytics company 23andMe surrounding whether or not DNA has something to do with being a morning person.






PUT MORE TIME IN YOUR DAY: 4word woman and 4word: Austin leader Susan Tolles shares her tips for adding more time to your day.






WHY EMPLOYEES LEAVE: Pam Watson Korbel with SmartGrowth, Inc. share five reasons employees commonly leave their jobs and what you as a boss can do to remedy this.







4word: Local Group Events

Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!

  • Dallas – Book Study – February 9 @ 11:30AM
  • Dallas – Southlake Book Study – February 9 @ noon
  • NashvilleFebruary LuncheonFebruary 10 @ 11:00AM
  • AustinQuarterly City-Wide GatheringFebruary 10 @ 6:00PM
  • ChicagoBreakfast and DiscussionFebruary 11 @ 7:00AM
  • TulsaFebruary LuncheonFebruary 16 @ TBD
  • HoustonSpeaker Series LunchFebruary 25 @ 11:30AM
  • HoustonMeet Up MondayFebruary 29 @ 5:00PM
  • Dallas – Meet Up Monday – February 29 @ 5:30PM

For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.



Video of the Week



Tomorrow is the Leap 4word Gala in Dallas, TX, and if you’re unable to attend and celebrate 4word with us, there’s still a way you can take part in the festivities! 4word founder Diane Paddison talks about some of the amazing items available for bid in the video, and you can click here to view the full list of items!





A Pinterest Find




Super Bowl 50 is this weekend, and we’ve found the 11 best Super Bowl food ideas for your big watch party!




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