Weekender Issue #38

The Assist Newsletter
July 8, 2022
Saturday sayings

Brainteaser of the day: An old man dies, leaving behind two sons. In his will, he orders his sons to race with their horses, and the one with the slower horse will receive his inheritance.

The two sons race, but since they’re both holding their horses back, they go to a wise man and ask him what they should do. The brothers race again — this time at full speed.

What did the wise man tell them?

👉 Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self

👰🏻 To Bachelorette Games
Wedding season is in full swing. Find some fun bachelorette game ideas >

✅ To Summer Productivity 
Are you struggling to stay productive? Check out these workplace tips >

🍗 To Meal Planning
Meal prepping saves time and money! Check out this guide and meal planning template >

🥵 To Beating the Heat
Want to be swimming right now, but don’t have a pool? Find fun and cheap water activities >

⛳ To New (or Old) Hobbies 
Reconnect with your inner-child or try something you never thought you would. Test out these foolproof ways to find a new hobby >


Meet The Tesla of Productivity Apps



👋 Say “bye” to your Sunday scaries by taking a few minutes this weekend to plan out your week (or even just your Monday).

If your task list is never ending and you’re constantly overwhelmed with too much work 😱— we’ve been there, and we’ve got you.

Check out Sunsama: the daily planner for busy professionals. 

Why we’re fans:

  • Helps you build “atomic habits” through daily reminders
  • Gives you prompts to plan your day effectively
  • Keeps you focused on the tasks you need to get done
  • Has many keyboard shortcuts (you know we love keyboard shortcuts!)
  • Integrates with apps you’re probably using

👉 Start a free trial this weekend and start planning your days in their user friendly platform. Bonus point: You don’t need to put your card down for the trial.

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P.S. Watch out for the Daily Shutdown ritual.


Employee Celebrated for Sticking Company With $6,000 July 4 Party Bill


The team lead of a company’s IT department is being celebrated for his tale of sticking the company will the bill for an extravagant office party after a vice president demanded they come in because she felt “It’s just IT, you guys don’t have lives.”The original poster (OP), u/TheLightningCount1, shared his story to the popular Reddit forum r/MaliciousCompliance, where posters share tales of following the letter—but not the spirit—of rules. He earned over 40,600 upvotes and 1,900 comments in seven hours for his post, “You demanded my entire team be at the office for the 4th of July. Fine, enjoy paying for the office party.”


The Ultimate Retention Checklist for Managers


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  • ✅ 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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Watch out for July 12th


On July 12th, we will see Mercury in trine with Cancer, which is going to have an additional energetic boost by the fact that Neptune will be in one of the signs it rules (Pisces).

This means good news for creatives and artists, as your creative juices will be flowing. Even those of you who may not consider yourselves as ‘creative’ will feel the impact.

Whether it’s finding new, more interesting ways of getting everyday tasks done or a more efficient ability to attract money & romance, that creative part of our brains will be on fire through July 27th!

This occurence won’t happen again for a long time — so, dust off that screenplay you started, get that paint brush out, and take that acting or dance class you have been putting off.

Get more astrology inspo here


From Toni Morrison


“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

Joanna’s Recs


Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 : 
Anatomy of a Scandal (Netflix)

Song to bump 🎵:
You Proof by Morgan Wallen

Being the Ricardos (Amazon Prime)

Book 📚: 
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion


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Pet of the week - Yoshi

Meet Yoshi, a 2 1/2 year old Shiba Inu. He’s a total smarty pants and learned 15 tricks within a couple weeks! (He even knows a naughty trick where he barks and howls when his owners give him the command to “talk sh**”.)

His owners got him right before the pandemic, so he’s established a really close bond with them. Some of his favorite things to do include going on car rides and following his dog mom around.

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 [email protected] with your pet’s name, photo and a fun fact about your pet.

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