Weekender Issue #100

The Assist Newsletter
September 16, 2023

Happy 100th issue of our Weekender edition! We appreciate each and every one of you for continuing to welcome us in your inbox 💌 (even on Saturdays).

Brainteaser of the day: Four people come to a river at night. There is a narrow bridge, and they have only one flashlight. The bridge can only hold two people at a time, and the group must cross it in the shortest possible time. Each person walks at a different speed: one can cross the bridge in 1 minute, another in 2 minutes, the third in 5 minutes, and the slowest in 10 minutes. When two people cross the bridge together, they must go at the slower person’s pace. What’s the shortest time for all four to cross the bridge?

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Treat Yo’Self


🍋 To a Detox
Looking for a natural way to detox your body? Add these foods to your diet >

🇲🇽 To Mexican Independence Day
Happy Mexican Independence Day! Learn about the holiday and find ways to celebrate >

🏃🏻‍♀️ To a Good Run
If you’ve been wanting to get into running or improve your running habits, check out Nike’s free Run Club App >

🧺 To This Method of Towel Folding
Looking for a cute way to fold towels? We weren’t either, but now we’ll never go back >

🤔 To a Jumpstart on This FAQ
Whether it’s an interview or part of your new job’s onboarding, you’ve probably come across the “fun fact about you” question. Get a leg up on how you can answer that thoughtfully >


Don’t start from scratch — use a template


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How to Know Whether it’s the Right Time to Leave Your Current Job


Throughout my career I often had conversations with assistants in my teams who were bored, unmotivated, unchallenged, over it, or chasing a pay increase. They were thinking about moving on.

When we got to the heart of what was going on, in many cases a change of company wasn’t going to solve the issue.

It was clear to me that they’d almost be guaranteed to find themselves feeling the same way 12 months later because they were leaving for the wrong reasons.

They hadn’t explored all possibilities in the current workplace, weren’t clear on what they really wanted next or where they’re going or what would bring longer term satisfaction and fulfilment at work.

If a root cause hasn’t been addressed, feelings of demotivation, dissatisfaction and boredom will return as soon as a new role is mastered, usually around the 1 year mark, and when the gloss of a new environment wears off.

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From Jessica Alba


“It’s so much better to promote what you love than to bash what you hate.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 :
One Piece

Movie 🎥:
The Blackening

Album to bump 🎵:
GUTS Album by Olivia Rodrigo

Book 📚:
Sell Like Crazy by Sabri Suby

Wishlist 📝:
Apple Watch Band
(I have the “Golden” color and now want the silver. It’s the exact color gold that matches my other jewelry, like Gorjana for example).

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :
Who is Erin Carter?

Song to bump 🎵:
Love Again

Podcast 🎙️:
Keep Going Up by Timbaland ft. Nelly Furtado and JT

Book 📚:
The Only One Left by Riley Sager

Wishlist 📝:
Elastic Shoe Laces


In Case You Missed It…


Get fitness advice and wellness tips from The Weekly Rep.

Check out this free email newsletter for parents who want their kids to succeed.

Make it a meeting to remember, with this team meeting agenda template in Figjam.

GroupTogether is the easiest way to get a group gift and card together for a teammate. Their platform is free for unlimited people.


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Diesel Pet of the Week

Diesel was adopted by his fam after he and is littermates were dropped off in a box near dumpster at a local groomers. He is 11 years old though most people believe him to be 2-3 (he still gets the zoomies)!

He has a loud bark and may look a bit menacing, however, the opposite is true. With the exception of our cat, no other creature is allowed in his territory that he paroles first thing in the morning and at night.

He is food driven and loves pizza crust, greenbeans, carrots, apples, peanut butter, chicken and anything else you might drop on the floor as long as it’s not a pickle or almond.

He loves rides in the car, long walks, talking (developing his old man grunts in the past year), and spreading out on any piece of furniture available!

💌 We’re huge pet lovers at The Assist and want to feature a pet each week — fill out this form for your fur baby to be featured!
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