OG Tuesday Issue #130

The Assist Newsletter
March 21, 2023
Start your morning with this affirmation:
OG Tuesday 130 affirmation
Today’s checklist: Get the dish on GPT-4, be more calculating about what tasks to take on, meditate on money matters, and get a Zoom avatar.


What’s the deal with GPT-4?


You may have heard, because the buzz is absolutely everywhere, that OpenAI recently released a new version of ChatGPT: GPT-4.

Here’s your GPT-4 cheat sheet:

What is GPT-4?
GPT-4 is an AI-driven multimodal language model. It accepts multiple inputs (text and graphics) and returns text that, very often, reads like human writing.

Why is everyone talking about it?
It represents an evolution in AI tools because it has enhanced reasoning and learning capabilities. The Washington Post, for example, notes its ability to parse text chunks of up to 25,000 words.

How is it different from ChatGPT?
Where ChatGPT trafficked largely in text inputs, GPT-4 has multimodal capabilities. The tool may soon be able to caption and accurately describe what’s depicted in images. (Captcha forms may need to rethink how they differentiate between humans and robots.)

However, as the tool thrives on machine learning, what it might prove capable of remains to be seen.

Does it have any competitors or contemporaries?
Absolutely. One might say, after the public interest in GPT-3, that new large language models are popping up like daisies.

Notable offerings include:

  • BLOOM from Hugging Face
  • Flamingo from DeepMind
  • PaLM-E from Google (available only to third-party developers)
  • Claude from Anthropic

What can you use it for?

The applications for these tools are limited only by the imagination of users and the learning capabilities of the technology.

One math teacher told Business Insider: “When I first used ChatGPT, I treated it as a joke; I asked it to write poems about the Pythagorean theorem and a song about math in the style of Taylor Swift.”

Even if you don’t actively use it for a specific purpose, you’ll likely be using it by default, as companies, such as Duolingo and Microsoft, adopt the technology to power their chatbots and other responsive communications.


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Is this worth my time?


Wondering if you should say “no” to something? It’s tough. Saying “no,” seems so negative, so final. It’s against many of our natures to do it.

Casting the question in a more mathematical frame might just provide some clarity.

Here’s how to calculate if something is worth your time.

A: Rate the importance of the task on a scale of 1-10.

B: Rate the difficulty of the task on a scale of 1-10.

C: How many other tasks or projects would you have to put aside to take on this one?

Now, plug your answers into this formula: A – (B+C) = X

If your X is 0 – 5 (or a negative through 5), then it might be a good idea to give it a hard pass.

If your X is 6 – 10, then it might be a good idea to take it on.


Don’t start from scratch — use a template


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

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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:

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Money, money, money


A lot of our readers and friends say they’re just not where they thought they’d be—financially—at their current age.

They want to get on track, but figuring out where to start is ridiculously overwhelming. We’ve broken it down to make it a little less…cringe-inducing.

Step 1

For simplicity, let’s start with the specifics.

You know you’re not where you want to be, but where, specifically, do you really want to be? Or in other words, what are your SMART (specific-measurable-attainable-realistic-timely) financial goals?

Step 2

Now that you have that down, make a comprehensive list of every action, event, or situation that might help you get to where you want to be.

For example…

You want to buy a house, and you know you need at least $30,000 for a down payment.

How might you accomplish this?

  • Get a raise
  • Win the lottery
  • Save money by skipping the annual vacation
  • Spend less on incidentals
  • Look for a higher paying job
  • Start a side hustle

Step 3

Grab your list and scratch out anything that is 100% out of your control. Then separate what you can act on immediately from what you can start working toward as a stretch goal.

For example…

    • Save money by skipping the annual vacation
    • Spend less on incidentals
    • Get a raise
    • Look for a higher paying job
    • Start a side hustle 
    • Win the lottery

Step 4

Now you have a solid foundation and a solid direction. In other words, you have all the information necessary to have a constructive conversation with a financial advisor. An expert might be able to help you find “magic-wand” action items that accelerate your journey to where you want to be.


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Feeling foxy? Zoom’s avatar filter capability can help you look the part. Literally. Many offices have been slow to embrace this potentially distracting feature, so make sure a “makeover” fits with your company culture before taking the plunge.


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