#ThirstyThursday Issue #126

The Assist Newsletter
April 10, 2024
Thirstythurs Joke of the day

Click the image for the punchline 👆.

Today’s checklist: 

  • Salary negotiation tips
  • 10 free AI courses for all levels
  • Relationship advice you can use now
  • The best explanation about women’s fertility as we age


💌 Career: The value of following your dreams even when it doesn’t make you money.

🗓️ Work-life balance: More countries are trying out a 4-day work week.

⏰ Productivity: Discover when Gen-Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers are the most productive.

💡 Leadership: How to set first-time managers up for success.

👋 Onboarding: The ultimate new hire onboarding guide.


Instagram post about salary negotiation tips.

Email Offer Salary Negotiation Tips



  • Always negotiate your salary
  • Structure your email into 4 sections: excited intro, qualifications, desired salary, request additional comp
  • Keep your salary ask in a range versus a specific number

Get the full breakdown here.


monday.com to do list

Plan Your Work Week Better


If you’re a visual person and want to upgrade your to-do list, check out monday.com.

It’s perfect for anyone who is struggling to…

  • Prioritize tasks
  • Fight overwhelm due to the amount of projects flying around
  • Keep teammates on the same page
  • Manage time throughout the work day

You can customize your space, color code, set deadlines, collaborate with teammates, and more.

Like any tool, we suggest you try it out for yourself to see if it covers all the bases.

💡 Get started here for free.


Chris Donnelly shares 10 curated free AI courses.

Check Out These 10 Free AI Courses



  • From beginner to advanced levels, this list has something for everyone
  • If you’re just starting out, we highly recommend #1 & #2 on this list
  • Consider exploring roles related to AI (that may not require any previous experience)

See all 10 classes here.


video on relationship advice.

Relationship Advice You Can Use Now



  • Mutual Consideration: a basic of any good relationship
  • Asking yourself: What does your partner need to feel safe? Loved? Valued?
  • For one week: try getting curious and focus only on them

Watch the video here.



Want to motivate your employees? You better recognize


At the last company I worked for, we used Bonusly — it was a simple platform but it got everyone pumped.

People felt a sense of pride whenever they got points and recognition, so they went above and beyond.

Using Bonusly in a nutshell: You get a set amount of points each month (in my case it was 100 pts) that you can award to anyone in the company accompanied with a message.

What I personally loved about Bonusly:

  • Your points don’t roll over so it encourages you to use them before they expire; you celebrate your team’s wins, big and small
  • The feed is public so everyone (including C-suite) can see how awesome you are
  • Points can be redeemed for rewards (I always redeemed mine for cash and bought flights to Cabo once!)
  • Set up is a breeze & easily scalable; our company grew to 1,000+ employees, and the plans were easy to switch as we grew.

Plus — Bonusly just started offering free trial so you can try it out yourself with all the bells & whistles for 14 days.

  Joanna (Co-Founder of TA)


tiktok video on women’s reproductive health over time.

The best explanation about women’s fertility as we age



  • Every woman is born with a mix of healthy and unhealthy eggs (red & blue in this example).
  • Each month, a woman ovulates and randomly releases either a healthy or unhealthy egg.
  • Every woman has a bucket, and as we get older the bucket’s egg colors change.
  • Good eggs still exist as we age, but the chances and circumstances of accessing that egg varies.

Watch the video here.


Stuff we’re loving this week


📚 Discover how to achieve exceptional results in a competitive world with The 10X Rule, a straightforward guide to multiplying your efforts.

📥 We’re loving Sanebox because it gets rid of inbox clutter. A.I. identifies important emails and automatically organizes the rest to help you stay focused. It’s a smart, trainable inbox assistant.

🏆 If you’ve ever watched Family Feud and thought to yourself, “I would crush the competition at this game,” then consider playing Virtual Family Feud with your team! Nothing like some friendly competition to get your team fired up for the week.

🏋️ If you tend to be stationary during the work days, try these office exercises.


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