Weekender Issue #52

The Assist Newsletter
October 15, 2022
Weekender 52

Brainteaser of the day: There is a word in the English language in which the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four signify a great man, and the whole word, a great woman. What is the word?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


😑 To Curing Work Boredom
Ever get bored at work? Here are 30 things you can do instead >

🥙 To Meal Prep
Want to have your meals set for the week so you can focus on more important things? Get meal prepping tips here >

😴 To Better Sleep on Planes
Can someone please try this hack on their next flight and report back to us? See what we’re talking about >

💀 To a Halloween Cocktail
Looking for the perfect drinks for this weekend’s festivities? Here’s a list of 45 to choose from >

😰 To Overcoming Fears
Talking about money can be scary, but it also pays off. Read about the common fears of asking for a raise >


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Are you feeling misunderstood?


Several years ago I worked for an organization going through a major transition in terms of leadership. We were on our second interim CEO.

On one occasion, I was included in a meeting along with 3 other colleagues.

Our CEO asked me a question and I let him know that I was working on a solution with his assistant and that she had written him an email during our last meeting outlining a plan of next steps along with a completion date.

This leader started to raise his voice, and accused me of being passive aggressive. In an attempt to explain myself I replied, “I’m not being passive aggressive, I just…” he interrupted, “YES YOU ARE”.

I share this experience to highlight that I know firsthand how difficult it is to be misunderstood, especially when someone accuses you of something you genuinely didn’t do, or misinterprets an action in a way you couldn’t have foreseen.

Perhaps you’ve experienced something similar.

Perhaps you’re feeling unheard or misunderstood.

If you’re feeling this way due to a miscommunication or lack of communication, it may do some good to sit down with the other party and iron it out.

In the example I just gave, I realized rather quickly that this particular CEO wasn’t looking for an explanation, but rather someone to blame. It would have done no good to try and have a conversation with him.

I had to let him be wrong about me.

Over the years, as someone who has dared to put her ideas out into the world, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to embrace the growth required to let others think what they will:

  • I’ve confronted my inner people pleaser.
  • I learned what it means to sit in discomfort and process through feeling misunderstood.
  • I’ve had to realize that attempting to control someone’s opinion of me essentially means that I’m attempting to control them.

These are hard lessons to learn, but they are SO worth it. I no longer live in fear of being misunderstood, which means I’m able to share more of myself at a deeper level.

To learn more about Annie, please visit her website: WholeAssistant.com or connect with her on LinkedIn.


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From John Wooden

“Make each day your masterpiece.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
The Politician

Song to bump 🎵:
Staring at the Sun by TV On The Radio

Podcast 🎙️:  

Book 📚:
The Last Flight by Julie Clark

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :
God’s Favorite Idiot

Song to bump 🎵:
The Cure by Lady Gaga

Podcast 🎙️:
How To Do Everything

Book 📚:
The Space Between by Dete Meserve


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