OG Tuesday Issue #109

The Assist Newsletter
October 25, 2022
Start your morning with this affirmation:
10.25.22 affirmation
Today’s checklist: Get happy, maximize your Googling prowess, understand (and improve) your body language, and consider breaking up with your old email client.


Come on, get happy


No really. It’s easy and (relatively) fast with these hacks from Gretchen Rubin, the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and other experts.

If you have 1+ hours

If you have 30+ minutes  
If you have 15+ minutes  
If you have 5 minutes or less
  • Smile. (That’s all.)
  • Sit up straighter.
  • Express gratitude for three or more things.


Free Template: HR Vendor Evaluation Scorecard


Bonusly's Free HR Vendor Evaluation Scorecard

This handy HR Vendor Evaluation Scorecard will bring much-needed structure to any search for new HR software and service partners.

Whether you’re looking at vendors on your own or with a committee, use this spreadsheet template to stay organized.

With this scorecard, you can easily:

  • 📝 Track general notes from each vendor call
  • 📩 Collect follow up materials and contact information
  • 🤑 Notate price per seat and annual costs
  • 💯 Rate vendors based on your company’s priorities and budget

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So you think you can Google?


Google is pretty good at figuring out what we’re looking for. However, incorporating a few upgrades into your search methodology could improve the efficiency, relevancy, and value of your queries.

You could, for example…

  • Add a tilde (~) before words to see results for similar words
  • Use “or” between words when you can’t decide what term will be best
  • Add “customer service” to a company-name query to get the most direct (and hopefully most helpful) phone number
  • Append your queries with “before” or “after” plus a date to find results published during specific timeframes
  • Use “allintitle: [your search query]” to see only pages with titles that include all your search terms
Swipe even more hacks from our sources:


We Love a Good Template


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We’ve compared monday.com to the Swiss army knife of project management softwares — and they’ve taken it up a notch by launching industry specific templates.

Here are some of our fave templates that you can use today (for free):

For HR & Recruiting:

For EAs/Admins/Operations:

See more templates


Bodies speak louder than words


Blatant mimicry is a quick way to insult people or creep them out.

Subtly mirroring someone else’s body language, on the other hand, is a quick way to ingratiate yourself to them thanks to something we call the chameleon effect, which has been linked to enhanced rapport, cooperation, and even social cohesion.

Produce it by subtly mirroring others’ posture, facial expressions, talking speed, and even hand mannerisms.

Writing for Chopra, Tris Thorp provides these simple instructions:

“Simply stated, match and mirror what they do. Sit in the same way they are sitting—if their legs are crossed, cross your legs. If they have both forearms on the table, place both of your forearms on the table. If they lean to one side, lean to one side. If they’re taking slow deep breaths, match their breathing.”


Break up with your email client (or at least think about it)


We’ve got a crazy idea for you: It might be time to take a look at the other fish (aka email clients) in the sea.

Wait. What is an email client?

Here’s a definition from Geeks for Geeks:

“An email client is also known as a Mail User Agent. It is actually the program or the application that one has on his/her computer to send and receive emails. The email client is used to compose emails, send them, and read them. It is basically used for email management like creating, sending, receiving, and deleting emails.”

Microsoft Outlook and Gmail are two incredibly popular email clients you may be familiar with. But they’re not the only ones available.

Here are some other options to peruse if you’re looking to change things up:

The client that empowers you to organize your current inbox like never before.

The client that lets you customize layouts to suit your work.

The client that makes email feel even more like chat.

Acqua Mail
The client that lets you organize beyond the limitations of an interface.


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