OG Tuesday Issue #124

The Assist Newsletter
February 7, 2023
Start your morning with this affirmation:
OG Tuesday 124 affirmation
Today’s checklist: “Reclaim” control of your schedule, get just-say-no inspiration, perfect your meeting minutes, and do Valentine’s Day your way.


Vital Stats: Reclaim AI


What it is: Reclaim AI is a to-do list, calendar, and productivity app in one.

What it promises: Leveraging artificial intelligence, Reclaim promises flexibility and agility.

You enter all the things you have to do, and Reclaim helps you get everything done. More importantly, it helps you shift things around when unplanned surprises (tasks, projects, meetings, or just life in general) pop up.

“Reclaim’s AI optimizes your schedule around what you need to get done,” their friendly website copy says.

What users say: “I love that Reclaim takes care of the heavy lifting for me—I plug in my habits and tasks, along with the time I need for each, and Reclaim automatically blocks time in my calendar. It’s a lifesaver when it comes to making sure I’m available for client calls while at the same time ensuring that I have sufficient time in my schedule to work on daily tasks and projects. It’s also intuitive and easy to use.”

What can you use it for?

  • Calendaring
  • Scheduling
  • Task management
  • Habit tracking
  • Productivity analysis


Handle IT Like a Pro



The typical Electric customer saved over 1,100 working hours – that’s 7 months! – last year by using Electric’s lightning-fast IT support.

And, if you’re an IT decision-maker at a US-based business with 10-500 employees, Electric is so confident they can help that they’ll gift you a pair of Airpods Pro simply for taking a qualified* meeting!

Electric streamlines IT support in your hybrid work environment while offering a 105% ROI on services by providing:

  • Quick & efficient IT support
  • Proactive security standardization across devices, apps, and networks
  • Streamlined employee onboarding and offboarding, including access management
  • Development and standardization of documentation processes to help with compliance reporting
Handle IT like a pro and schedule your meeting today!

👉 Book a meeting


Struggling to say no?


Save these quotes and pull them out when and if you’re struggling to say the “no” you have every right to say:

There will always be someone who could benefit from your attention. There will always be people who will gladly accept your help if you offer it. But keep in mind, you’re not responsible for solving other people’s problems. You’re responsible for yourself and those who depend on you.” – Damon Zahariades, The Art Of Saying NO

If you don’t say yes authentically, you say it resentfully, fearfully, or avoidantly, and that leads to far more problems than if you’d just said no in the first place. It’s time to stop living the lie that is people pleasing.” – Natalie Lue, The Joy of Saying No

Clarity about what is essential fuels us with the strength to say no to the nonessentials.” – Greg McKeown, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

NO” is a complete sentence. It does not require an explanation to follow. You can truly answer someone’s request with a simple No.” – Sharon E. Rainey, The Best Part of My Day Healing Journal

Saying No is a way for you to communicate with yourself. It forces you to breathe, which breaks the freeze response. It gathers your energy. It gets your adrenaline going. It reminds you of the [self-defense] class, your muscle memory, the support of the line [your peers], and the fact that you have the right to fight for your own safety.” – William Ury, The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No and Still Get to Yes

When you say yes to something you don’t want to do, here is the result: you hate what you are doing, you resent the person who asked you, and you hurt yourself.” – James Altucher, The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness


Don’t start from scratch — use a template


Miro free templates

Are you tired of staring at a blank canvas when it comes to your team’s collaboration and brainstorming?

Look no further than Miro!

With a wide variety of templates, you’ll have everything you need to jumpstart your next project. From mind maps to team meeting agenda templates, Miro has it all. Plus, its intuitive interface makes it easy for even the most technologically challenged team members to use.

Some of our fave templates:

See all of Miro’s free templates

❗Make sure you create your account with a business email.


Meeting minutes: Challenge accepted


Despite what it sounds like, taking meeting minutes is not the same as recording what transpires during every minute of a meeting. (Nobody, especially the people who already sat through the meeting, wants to record or read notes with that much granular detail.)

The pure and simple goal of meeting minutes is to help stakeholders quickly understand the purpose and outcomes of a meeting.

Remember this acronym and tips the next time someone asks you to take meeting minutes.

  • M – Make a template using the meeting agenda.

According to the American Society of Association Executives™ (ASAE), “The minutes should follow the order of the agenda, with a basic, almost vague, summary sentence or two for each item, along with the name of the person who presented it.”

  • I – Invite other meeting attendees to jot down notes in a shared document. This takes some of the burden off you and also helps collect what others find important.
  • N – Need-to-know items only. You’re not a note-taking robot. Before you record something, consider if anyone really needs to know about it.
  • E – Email the notes out ASAP. The longer you wait, the more details you’ll likely forget and the fewer meeting attendees and absentees your notes will help.


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