Weekender Issue #73

The Assist Newsletter
March 11, 2023
3.11 weekender

Brainteaser of the day: You are driving a bus. At the first stop, two women get on. At the second stop, three men get on, and one woman gets off. At the third stop, three kids and their mom get on, and a man gets off. The bus is grey, and it is raining outside. What color is the bus driver’s hair? 

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


🍀 To St. Patrick’s Day
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with traditional Irish dishes. Check out these meals here >

🧼 To Spring Cleaning
It’s that time of year, again. You either love it or hate it, but it is a great practice to get into. Here’s how to master spring cleaning >

😅 To Beating Procrastination
Excessive prep, coffee breaks, social media distractions, and a dreadful task? We get it, procrastination gets the best of us. Check out these tips to beat procrastination >

📚 To Women’s History Month Reads
Read great books and learn about awesome women! What more could you ask for?! Here are 31 books you should read in March >

🤝 To Resolving Workplace Clashes
It is inevitable to have clashing personalities at work. But how you handle them can be crucial to a civil work environment. Learn about how you can deal with them >


Start speaking a new language in 3 weeks



Babbel features a range of different courses, from basic conversation to advanced language learning, and also includes a test mode that helps you assess your progress.

You can learn with the help of native speakers or get personalized lessons from professional teachers.

The Babbel language-learning app offers bite-sized lessons perfect for busy people who want to learn on the go.

Because language is more than just words — it’s culture, history, people, and places.

Learn more


Influencing Through Setbacks


The ability to influence is one of the most critical weapons an executive assistant needs to have in their arsenal to be successful in their work, day-to-day and their career.

To be able to influence with impact is to understand that sometimes ideas and concepts need space to breathe.

It’s also to be able to choose moments carefully, adjust style as needed and respond with grace when things don’t go your way.

There’s an art to knowing when to press forward with tenacity and when to bide your time for the best results.

Rarely is the steamroller approach the most effective way to earn credibility and trust, respect and importantly, get the buy-in you need.

Continue reading


Birth control that works with your body’s natural rhythms


Natural Cycles

Tired of feeling like a walking science experiment with all the hormones and side effects that come with traditional birth control? Natural Cycles has got you covered.

Their app uses advanced technology to identify your fertile days and help you plan or prevent pregnancy the way nature intended.

No weird additives or foreign substances, just you and your natural rhythm. Plus, it’s been certified as a form of contraception in Europe, so you know it’s the real deal.

Why we ❤️ it:

  • Prescription-free, 100% hormone-free, and tailored to fit each individual.
  • Clinical evidence shows that typical usage is 93% effective, while perfect usage is 98% effective.
  • They keep your data private and secure. While some fertility apps make money from selling data for advertising, Natural Cycles never has — and we never will.

Don’t let synthetic hormones rule your life, take control with Natural Cycles


From Thomas J. Watson


“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
Attack on Titan

Song to bump 🎵:
jealousy by FKA twigs feat. rema

Movie 🎥:  
Scream 4

Book 📚:
It Happened On The Sales Floor by Kevin “KG” Gaither

Wishlist Rec 📝:
Carhartt Knit Cuffed Beanie

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :
Poker Face

Song to bump 🎵:
Low by SZA

Podcast 🎙️:
Anything Goes

Book 📚:
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Wishlist 📝:
Barefoot Dreams Throw


In Case You Missed It…

Miro is our fave (free) online whiteboard app and has tons of templates available. Sign up with your work email here.

monday.com is the secret to effortless collaboration with your team. Try it free today.

Group Together is the easiest way to get a group gift and card together for a teammate. Their platform is free for unlimited people.

Morning Brew is one of our fave newsletters — you can get your own copy here.


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✍️ With the flu and cold season in full swing, here are some get well soon messages you can swipe for colleagues.

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Coco Chanel


Coco Chanel pet of the week

Everyone meet Coco Chanel! According to her human, “she’s a mama’s girl who thinks she’s a dog.

From her owner: “I let the dogs out, she comes running, and squeaks at me when she doesn’t get her way. She’s never meowed, just purrs or squeaks.

As soon as I sit down, she’s in my lap. I go to bed, she lays on my chest. I go the bathroom– you get the idea. She is the tiniest kitty ever, but takes no fluff from any of her 5 brothers and sisters. She will give them a paw across their faces to remind them who’s boss if any of them irritate her. If I’ve not scratched her neck enough, she grabs my hand for more.”

💌 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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