Weekender Issue #57

The Assist Newsletter
November 19, 2022
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Brainteaser of the day: How far can a squirrel run into the woods?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


🍖 To Thanksgiving Feast
Try out some new recipes for Thursday. Try out these Thanksgiving dishes >

🧘‍♀️ To Focus
If you procrastinate, you’re not alone. But here’s how to focus more >

🧡 To Thanksgiving Family Time
Be grateful for quality time spent with family. Here are some things to do with them on Thanksgiving >

🤪 To Spontaneity
It’s okay to be a homebody, but it’s nice to get out and explore. Read how you can be more spontaneous in daily life >

💻 To Efficient Meetings
Between clicking from Zoom to Zoom, it’s easy to wonder when you’ll get to do actual work. Check out these 6 tips for scheduling meetings efficiently >


Client + Corporate Gifts from Fly By Jing


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This holiday, spice up your work life by giving the gift of good taste with Fly By Jing.

Fly By Jing is a premium, all-natural Chinese food company bringing thoughtfully-crafted Sichuan spices and sauces to the modern kitchen. Browse their flavor-forward gift offerings that span all tastes, budgets, and heat tolerances. Customization and special discounting is available.

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No, You’re Not “Too Sensitive”


“You’re too sensitive.”

It’s a statement I’ve heard all my life. Depending on the context, it’s either meant as an insult or offered as well-meaning feedback. Regardless of the intention, I’m always left with the same feelings: Toughen up. Be stronger. Bury your emotions. Be different than who you are.

When I was a teenager, my parents and friends noted how emotional I was. I think they feared I was too delicate and might break. I cried as often as I laughed and my mood swings were vast and frequent. I was also easily influenced by the opinions of others.

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Some people prefer pen & paper while others prefer a digital workflow.

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Here’s what you’ll get from Sunsama:

  • Daily prompts and reminders to organize your day (helping build good habits)
  • Integrations with the tools you’re already using
  • Assistance in creating a sustainable morning (or evening) routine
  • Structure around your priorities
  • Reporting on what your time is spent on

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


From Vivian Greene


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 :
Bad Sisters

Song to bump 🎵:
KEEP IT UP by Rex Orange County

Movie 🎬:
Bad Genius

Book 📚:
It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :

Song to bump 🎵:
Jimmy Cooks by Drake feat. 21 Savage

Podcast 🎙️:
Freakonomics Radio

Book 📚:
Stolen Focus by Johann Hari


In Case You Missed It…

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Ohza ships tasty better-for-you sangrias and mimosas right to your doorstep.

Microsoft Teams just got a little bit easier with the new Office Otter app. Turn any message into a task without ever leaving Teams.

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Pinot cat of the week
Everyone day “hi” to Pinot 👋!
Pinot was rescued last year and is the sweetest kitty. She is still shy around other people, but loves the attention from her mommy. Pinot enjoys playing with her mouse toys and cuddling.
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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