OG Tuesday Issue #146

The Assist Newsletter
July 11, 2023
Start your morning with this affirmation:
OG Tuesday Affirmation #146
Today’s checklist: Pick out your dream e-vehicle, stay calm under pressure, rethink your approach to wealth-building, and go on more vacations this year.


Hot wheels


Humanity has come a long way since the days when our transportation options included, more or less:

A. Riding a horse
B. Walking

Today, new electric micromobility vehicles are expanding our transportation options even more. In the future, you might choose a vehicle depending on distance and the type of trip you’re going on.

What are electric micromobility vehicles?
Electric micromobility vehicles are small transportation devices powered by electricity. Many can be charged with a standard 120V AC outlet. Convenient, right?

Why use them?
The U.S. Department of Transportation says that in addition to giving us more, and more convenient, transportations options, using these vehicles could also lead to:

  • Lower fuel costs
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Higher air quality as traditional vehicle usage goes down
  • Lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • Manufacturing job creation

Curious? This tool from Argonne National Laboratory helps you estimate how much you might benefit from using an electric vehicle.

Here are three popular electric micromobility vehicle types you should know about:

Overall category: Electric bike (e-bike)

Overall category: Electric trike (e-trike)

Overall category: Enclosed electric bike (car e-bike)


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What’s the secret to staying calm under pressure?


Resolving to stay calm under pressure, unfortunately, doesn’t accomplish that much. We can mentally model how we’ll breathe or count to ten, but the terrifying truth is that stress actually changes the way we think. It might make us forget all the stress-management techniques we’ve been working on.

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin says stress releases cortisol, which shuts down many of our systems and clouds our rational thinking processes. He advises people to stop worrying about the stressful event and instead think about what they can do before it happens.

He calls this practicing prospective hindsight.

Before a stressful situation or event, figure out strategies to put to action in case you don’t stay calm. Accept that in some circumstances, “staying calm” might be beyond your control. For example, if you’re speaking at an event, bring a heavy binder or book to hold in case your hands start shaking and your breathing techniques aren’t helping.

Some additional tips…

Expose yourself to more high-pressure situations. While no one gets excited by the idea of exposing themselves to stress on purpose, more experience with working under pressure may minimize how much pressure affects you.

Develop a ritual that helps you feel calm and confident. Repeat it before high-stress situations. For example, you might say a mantra, listen to a favorite song, and then eat an apple.

Remember to direct your attention to what’s happening externally instead of overthinking what you’re doing. If you’re speaking in public, for example, focus on making a connection with someone in the audience instead of how you’re pronouncing every word.


11 Key Diversity & Inclusion Statistics For The Workplace


Bonusly 11 Key Diversity & Inclusion Statistics For The Workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI, have been hot topics in the business community over the past few years.

You’ve probably heard these topics discussed in meetings, sought out a company that focuses on incorporating DEI initiatives into its culture or spearheaded a program yourself.

If these are unfamiliar topics, you’re probably wondering what these terms mean in a business context, and why they’re important.

Let’s dive in!

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Wealth-building tips from a bestseller


Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki is a fan-favorite personal finance book. People have purchased over 30 million copies of it since it was first published. In it, Kiyosaki offers understandable financial advice he learned from observing two different dads in his life, one rich and one poor.

Here are some quick-take lessons to swipe for your long-term wealth strategy:

Any budget should allocate funds to assets—investments that generate income or appreciate, such as real estate, stocks, and bonds. Most people plan their budgets around things that only cost money (groceries, vacations, cars, etc.). Those things are necessary of course, but Kiyosaki would have people budget for things that generate money: assets. Reallocating funds may mean temporarily downsizing or delaying the acquisition of desired goods for the sake of growing long-term wealth.

Make a no-exceptions rule to “pay yourself” first. That means setting aside 10-20% of your income before spending it on anything else, even bills.

Instead of avoiding risks, learn how to manage them. Every wealth-building strategy incurs risk. Avoiding risk only bars you from fulfilling your financial potential. Research investments to quantify and demystify risks. If things don’t go as you’d hoped, use that experience to better understand how the markets work and be more prepared next time.

Focus on possibilities instead of limitations. Instead of resting on a realization that you can’t afford to buy a new car or open up a business, brainstorm actions and approaches that might enable you to afford those things, one day.


Destination: More destinations!


That Girl at The Party, a blog and also someone we all know, wants you to travel more. Easy, right? One of her tips in a list of 7 stood out as particularly genius:

Pick travel destinations based on what you’ll be able to do there for free.

For example, large cities that offer free museums, parks, and annual events and festivals will help you spread your travel budget across even more fun.


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