Weekender Issue #34

The Assist Newsletter
June 10, 2022
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Brainteaser of the day: Arnold Schwarzenegger has a long one. Michael J. Fox has a short one. Madonna does not use hers. Bill Clinton always uses his. The Pope never uses his. What is it?

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Treat Yo’Self


📝 To This Handy Lay Off Checklist
We know some of our amazing subscribers are experiencing layoffs (we’re here for you!). Check out this checklist if you’ve been affected.

🍉 To Summer Gardens
Fresh veggies are the best! Learn what vegetables are best to plant for the summer >

🛍 To Shopping Recovery
Treating yourself to shopping is good, every once in a while. If you shop TOO much, here’s some advice >

🏋️‍♀️ To a Killer Ab Workout
Can’t make it to the gym? Check out this ab workout you can do from anywhere >

🍝 To a Delicious Dinner
Burritos and Spaghetti Squash?! My 2 favorite things! Check out this recipe >


The Dream To-Do List


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With Office Otter, you can automatically convert your daily requests and convos throughout the work day into individual tasks on your to-do list.

Here are 5 steps to use it effectively:

  1. After creating your free account, make sure you enable the integrations (Chrome, text, email, Slack).
  2. When you create a task make sure you add an urgency tag (now, soon, later, not sure) to help with prioritizing.⭐ Tip: Create an event out of the task to timeblock your calendar.
  3. Check reporting at the end of the week to see how you’re stacking up against your goals.
  4. Review your leftover tasks and revise them for the next day.⭐ Tip: Since Office Otter tracks your completed tasks and effectiveness, you can leverage the reports in your next performance review.
  5. Celebrate your wins by viewing your completed tasks.

Try it for free


The bad vibes economy


Elon Musk recently told Tesla executives he has a “super bad feeling” about the economy, so he wants to pause hiring and cut the company’s workforce. This is perhaps not the best way to run a business, but it is indicative of the current mood — a lot of people have a sense that something’s just off in the economy, or it’s about to be. There’s this nagging sentiment that we’re in a precarious spot, that there’s some economic boogeyman lurking just around the corner.

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The Ultimate Retention Checklist for Managers


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More than half of employees who have left a job say their manager could have done something to keep them around for longer 😬.

Get the free handy checklist for managers to retain top talent on their teams — you’ll get:

  • ✅ An interactive PDF that yes, lets you literally check off boxes!
  • 💡 Actionable tips to improve retention that can be put in action immediately.
  • 🔄 Different areas of the employee lifecycle to focus on.
  • ⚒️ New tools and resources to consider when working with your teams.

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From Margaret Mead


“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
Better Call Saul (Netflix)

Song to bump 🎵:
The One by M.I.A.

Podcast 🎙️:  

Book 📚:
The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

Cameron’s Recs



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Factor’s currently offering $120 off their no-prep, no-stress meals—delivered right to your door.

The Daily Upside helps you rethink your financial news diet and gives you crisp, unbiased business insights each morning for free.


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Pet of the week Zoe
This little Teacup Chihuahua is Zoe! She will be celebrating her 11th birthday this July. She loves to look sassy in her outfits and has close to 100 and still counting! She was her human’s cheerleader during the COVID lockdown. They had many great conversations and playtimes 😊 We cannot get over how cute she is in her little dress🥺

We’re huge pet lovers at The Assist and want to feature a pet each week — send us a photo of your fur baby to be featured!

💌  Reply to this email with your pet’s name, photo and a fun fact about your pet.

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