#ThirstyThursday Issue #125

The Assist Newsletter
April 2, 2024
Thirstythurs Joke of the day

Click the image for the punchline 👆.

Today’s checklist: 

  • Start using Google Voice Typing
  • Maximize your time off in 2024
  • How good managers handle 1:1s
  • Break the habit of people pleasing


🪑 Home Office: Get inspired by these home offices to maximize creativity and productivity.

🤖 AI: 230 ChatGPT prompts for marketers.

💼 Career: When it comes to promotions, it’s about who knows you.

👶 Work-Life Balance: The child care cliff is here — how working moms can stay on top.

🎨 Design: A tutorial on making multiple designs using Canva’s “Bulk Create” feature.


Enrico Zamparo shows you how to use google voice typing

Save Time Google Voice Typing



  • You can use Google Voice for Google Docs & Slides
  • Beyond dictation capabilities, you can use it to format
  • Check out the guide here; you can find the list of voice commands detailed under Step 3.

Watch a 3 min demo on Google Voice Typing here.




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@smallstepfinance maximize your time off

Maximize Your Time Off This Year



  • Friendly reminder to TAKE YOUR PTO!!!
  • Yes, you deserve it.
  • No, you shouldn’t feel guilty for taking time off.

Save the IG post as a reminder.


@girdley tweet on how good managers handle 1:1 meetings.

How good managers handle 1:1 meetings 


Takeaways: Good managers prioritize their people. They provide guidance and support while demonstrating care, building trust, and helping reports feel valued.

Make the most of your meetings:

  • Make 1-1s employee-centric. Focus on their concerns, goals, and growth by asking open-ended questions, actively listening, and providing coaching to support their success.
  • Embrace flexibility. Vary the 1-1 format, be open to canceling if needed, and respect your report’s time and workload to demonstrate adaptability and understanding.
  • Connect on a human level. Take interest in your employee’s life outside work and remember details they share to build rapport and show you value them as a person.
  • Prioritize recognition and development. Regularly celebrate wins, discuss their career aspirations, and provide support to help them feel valued and motivated.

Read how good vs bad managers handle 1:1s.



Use This in Your Next 1:1


Create and maintain a good working relationship between manager and employee.

One-on-one meetings are your chance to connect and align with the people you manage in the most effective way possible.

The perfect 1:1 meeting template keeps all of your agendas — tailored for each individual — in one organized place.

This template does just that by laying out roles, expectations, and how to best implement a feedback cycle.

📄 Get the 1:1 meeting template free here.

*Powered by ClickUp.


@melrobbins tiktok post on people pleasing isn’t about pleasing other people

It’s actually not about other people



  • Mel Robbins unveils that people pleasing isn’t about pleasing other people — it’s about your inability to feel uncomfortable normal emotions.
  • Break the habit of people pleasing by recognizing that you can be a good person and also put yourself first.
  • The way to do that is by learning how to tolerate the feelings of guilt, sadness, or someone else’s disappointment.

Get Mel’s full breakdown here.


Stuff we’re loving this week


📚 Discover the power of authentic creation and learn to break free from the constant need for validation in An Audience of One by Srinivas Rao — a must-read for anyone seeking to pursue their passions with unapologetic conviction.

👋 Have a new employee starting? Grab our New Employee Welcome Guide.

🥪 Send lunch or gifts to large groups in 60+ countries in minutes.

🌿 Take this 2 min quiz to discover one simple climate action to reduce your annual footprint by 1%*.

*Based on the U.S. average of 16,000kg/year.


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