Weekender Issue #58

The Assist Newsletter
November 26, 2022
Weekender 58

Brainteaser of the day: There is a word in the English language in which the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four signify a great man, and the whole word, a great woman. What is the word?

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Check out all of our November Weekender Brainteasers here.


Treat Yo’Self


🦃 To Thanksgiving Leftovers
We know you have loads of leftovers that you are getting tired of. Try out these Turkey Day leftover ideas >

💙 To Support Small Businesses
It’s Small Business Saturday! Check out how you can participate and shop small >

💪 To Resilience
You can cultivate resilience and adapt to challenging environments. Read more here >

🍰 To Cake
Happy National Cake Day! Try something new and make one of these delicious cakes >

👩‍💻 To A New Role
Looking to change roles at your company? Here are 14 tips on how to do so >


We Love a Good Template


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We’ve compared monday.com to the Swiss army knife of project management softwares — and they’ve taken it up a notch by launching industry specific templates.

Here are some of our fave templates that you can use today (for free):

For HR & Recruiting:

For EAs/Admins/Operations:

See more templates


Top Tips for a Positive Performance Review


Performance reviews can often be the source of frustration and disappointment for many administration professionals.

It can feel difficult to quantify or measure the impact of the work an assistant performs when for the most part, it isn’t like a project with a start, end and directly obvious outcomes.  The work can feel invisible and therefore overlooked or misunderstood.

This can be disheartening for a profession whose function exists to support the success of others.

There’s an art to guiding a conversation and helping an executive see beyond core responsibilities and through to the strategic and impactful work that is very often under the radar.  Entering into an executive mindset is the key to a positive review season, and here are some tips to help.

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Game Changing Sangrias & Mimosas



Skip the mess and hassle of getting all the ingredients mixed together for the perfect Sangria and check out our latest weekend obsession — Ohza!

They make tasty better-for-you sangrias and mimosas that are conveniently packaged and delivered right to your doorstep.

Clean ingredients, zero added sugars and ready to drink — what’s not to love?

Give Ohza a taste


From Doctor Who


“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 :
Better Things

Song to bump 🎵:
Wolf by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Movie 🎬:

Book 📚:
Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson

Cameron’s Recs



In Case You Missed It…


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

Bonusly put out a free one-on-one meeting agenda template for Managers & Employees. Swipe it here.

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

Weve offers over 100 games you can play with your team to build stronger workplace culture.


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Sandy pet of the week

Sandy may be 14 years old, but she is still young at heart 💛.

She enjoys being outdoors and loves sleeping on her bed. Her favorite foods are hamburgers and frosty paws ice cream 🍔🍦.

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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