Weekender Issue #53

The Assist Newsletter
October 22, 2022
10.22 weekender quote

Brainteaser of the day: A red house is made from red bricks. A blue house is made from blue bricks. A yellow house is made from yellow bricks. What is a green house made from?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


To Mastering Time Management
We’ve all experienced the woes of time management at work. Read these 10 tips to be the master of time >

💅 To Self Care
“Self Care Saturday (or Sunday)”, anyone? Here are 47 ideas to help you plan your own (you deserve it!) >

😊 To a Positive Workplace
Working in a negative and toxic environment is the WORST! Here are 5 signs to keep an eye out for and how you can change it >

🤣 To Funny Work Stories
Start with the story by “IfWishezWereFishez” for a good LOL. Check the Reddit page >

💤 To Better Sleep
Recent research suggests that the majority of people are sleep deprived. Don’t be part of the majority >


The #1 All-In-One Platform You Didn’t Know You Needed


 monday.com dashboard

If you’re old school and keep a notebook and pen handy to write down your to-dos, or use a handful of apps to stay on top of projects, monday.com can either supplement your workflow or become your sole solution to get things done.

The really cool thing about it is that you can manage all your team’s work in one place (oh, and you can get it free if you’re strapped for cash).

No more endless e-mail threads or long meetings. With monday.com you can keep track of everything your team’s working on, communicate in context, and get started in minutes with a super easy set-up.

Signing up for free won’t just help you become more productive, you’ll also be supporting The Assist 😊.

Try it free


Tips for Managing New Employees Who Have Minimal Experience


Many managers ask us for help in identifying the best way for them to support their new hires, so these employees can more rapidly reach the point where they become productive team members. The four strategies listed below will help you to do a better job of training and coaching new employees with little or no experience in the role – so they can make bigger contributions more quickly.

Step one: Give them a success model. Just like a GPS application in your car needs an address to point your vehicle towards, new employees need to know the specific tactics and strategies that will help them to be successful at this job. They also need the training, coaching, and support necessary for them to master those skills; and they need to understand the measurable benchmarks they will be expected to hit once they start putting those skills into practice. This all sounds like common sense …

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All You Do is Win, Win, Win — No Matter What



Some weeks, your to-do list is overflowing with tasks 🫠.

Other weeks, you may be straight chillen’ 😎 (and probably feeling guilty that you’re not super busy).

Either way, it’s hard to keep sight of your wins and everything you’ve accomplished — we’ve been there, friends.

That’s why we’re so excited to be partnering with Sunsamaan in-browser app that helps you keep focused each day to hit your weekly goals, no matter what gets thrown into your schedule.

It integrates with the tools you’re most likely using already, and gives you daily prompts and reminders to organize your day to help you build lasting habits.

But don’t take our word for it — try it free today and let us know how it worked for you.

Try it for free today

P.S. Their Focus Mode is a game changer 👌.


From George Halas


“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
The Watcher

Song to bump 🎵:
608 by Carlie Hanson

Movie 🎬:  

Book 📚:
The Butcher and The Wren by Alaina Urquhart

Cameron’s Recs



In Case You Missed It…


TeamOut is an online platform where you can easily book a team retreat so you can build stronger relationships with your work fam.

Sunsama is our top choice when it comes to digital planners. Try it free today.

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

Nutrafol’s Fullest Hair Growth Kit improves hair growth, visible thickness, and strength in as little as 3 months.


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Hi everyone, I’m Precious and this is my bestie, Chewy! I like watching sy-fy movies like Star Wars with my mommy and having my doggy snacks while she eats popcorn!
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