Weekender Issue #74

The Assist Newsletter
March 18, 2023
3.18 weekender

Brainteaser of the day: First, I threw away the outside and cooked the inside. Then I ate the outside and threw away the inside. What did I eat?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


♻️ To Saving the Planet
Happy Global Recycling Day! Learn how you can contribute here >

🗝️ To Consistency
Stay consistent and build healthy habits. Check out these 6 actionable tips >

🏀 To March Madness
For all the basketball fans out there, we got you. Keep with March Madness here >

🌷 To Spring Growth
Time to use your green thumb. Spring weather is the time to start planning out your garden. Start the planning here >

🤗 To Company Culture
Build a company that cares about its employees and their well-being. This can’t be done overnight, but here are some ways to grow company culture >


Try GroupTogether this month. Get a $100 eGift Card.


GroupTogether banner

Organizing a group gift for a colleague to show how much they’re appreciated?

GroupTogether is the easy way to let your team chip in for a gift and sign the card, all remotely!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to GroupTogether.com to start your collection and share the link (no business sign-up needed).
  2. Anyone with the link can securely pay and sign the card online.
  3. Choose from 150+ eGift Cards, or give the AnyCard and let them choose!

You can even download and print the card if you don’t want to send it digitally.

Most importantly…It’s FREE for unlimited people.

INTRO OFFER: Use code ASSIST this month and get a $100 eGift Card when you create your first collection. Click ‘More Options’ during set-up to add the code, then just collect min. $100 and have 10 contributors – it’s that easy!

👉 Try GroupTogether 👈


Your guide to drawing the line and setting boundaries that work


In every conversation about boundaries, you’ll inevitably hear: “‘No’ is a complete sentence.”

And, hey, fair enough. You don’t need to justify your reasons for setting healthy boundaries.

But anyone who’s tried to do this at work knows it’s not always that simple.

There are a million reasons why you would want to draw a line in the sand. Your to-do list is already a mile long, a colleague keeps interrupting you with questions, and you need to leave early to pick up your kids from daycare.

Whether it’s your colleagues or your boss, communicating your needs can feel like walking a tightrope. A harsh “no” could be enough to drop you off the edge. But if you don’t say anything, you let others take more time and energy from you, preventing you from performing at your best.

We’re happy to report that it is doable. But setting boundaries requires self-awareness and a willingness to have (potentially) uncomfortable conversations. With practice, it’ll become second nature.

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Don’t start from scratch — use a template


Miro free templates

Are you tired of staring at a blank canvas when it comes to your team’s collaboration and brainstorming?

Look no further than Miro!

With a wide variety of templates, you’ll have everything you need to jumpstart your next project. From mind maps to team meeting agenda templates, Miro has it all. Plus, its intuitive interface makes it easy for even the most technologically challenged team members to use.

Some of our fave templates:

See all of Miro’s free templates

Make sure you create your account with a work email.


From Gurbaksh Chahal


“If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it — teach yourself to be impatient.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
Next In Fashion S2

Song to bump 🎵:
Feather by Sabrina Carpenter

Podcast 🎙️:  
The Deck Investigates

Book 📚:
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Wishlist Rec 📝:
LARQ Bottle PureVis

Cameron’s Recs



In Case You Missed It…


Evergreen is the only peer-to-peer recognition app that lets teams recognize a job well done while planting trees for the planet.

BetterHelp provides convenient and affordable therapy you can access anywhere.

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

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


Latest Listings


💃 It’s Women’s History Month! Find some activities to celebrate with your team.

😊 Need a dose of positivity? Check out these affirmations.

🔖 Catch up on all Weekender newsletters here.

🏪 The Assist Store: Check out our Female Trailblazers Matching Game and browse our Etsy Store.

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Reggie pet of the week
Reggie is from Toronto, Canada and enjoys being expensive, defying his mother’s orders (the human mother, not fur mother — we’re sure he listened to his fur mother), and attempting to be like Lassie in his free time.
💌 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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