Weekender Issue #81

The Assist Newsletter
May 6, 2023

Brainteaser of the day: A man went outside in the pouring rain without an umbrella. While he got soaked in the rain, not a single hair on his head got wet. How is this possible?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


💙 To A Check-up
Monday is World Ovarian Cancer Day. Please read how you can detect Ovarian Cancer and the process for diagnosis >

🍹 To More Drinks
Have fun in the sun without the looming hangover. Try these fun mocktails >

🗄️ To Organization
Create your dream desk for WFH or in-office. Check out these products to get your desk organized >

😂 To Laughing More
Laughing is good for the mind, body, and soul. Here’s why and how you can find more to laugh about >

💻 To Leveling Up
Level up your professional skills. Check out these webinars and conferences to attend this year >


Treat your mom (or yourself) to something sweet next week



Give your mom a gift that’s as sweet as she is from andSons Chocolatiers!

Made from the finest ingredients, these chocolates come in a variety of flavors and eye-catching designs that are sure to delight.

And the best part? You get to enjoy them together (if she’s willing to share, that is).

So why settle for flowers or a generic card when you can give the gift of chocolate?

Order now to ensure delivery in time for Mother’s Day and make your mom feel truly special.

😍 Check out their best sellers


Failing Forward: How to Turn Failure Into Opportunity


Many of us often think of failure as a negative experience, something to be avoided at all costs. We set high expectations for ourselves and beat ourselves up when we fall short.

What if you could change your relationship with failure? What if you could embrace failure as something that allows you to learn, grow, and ultimately achieve your goals?

In order to be able to harness the power of failure, allow me to first clarify the difference between passive failure and active failure. Active failure is when you go all in, and try your hardest but ultimately fall short. Passive failure, on the other hand, is when you don’t even try, when you don’t apply for the job, set goals, or ask for a raise.

Passive failure is often driven by perfectionism, the idea that if you can’t do something perfectly, you shouldn’t do it. This kind of thinking can hold you back, preventing you from thinking outside the box, taking risks, and trying new things.

Active failure is a different story. When you actively fail, you’re not only learning from your mistakes, you’re also building resilience. You’re actively proving to yourself that you can handle failure, pick yourself up and keep on going.

How do you build active failure tolerance? One way is to put yourself in situations where you will likely fail. Trying new things, taking on challenges outside your comfort zone, and asking for something you don’t think you’ll get are all ways to strengthen your failure tolerance muscle.

As I like to remind my clients, you get to decide how you respond to failure. You can beat yourself up, viewing failure as proof of your inadequacy, or you can view failure as data points, and opportunities to learn and grow.

The biggest roadblock keeping us from the gifts of active failure is perfectionism. Perfect is an ever-moving target that will rob you of excellence and prevent you from achieving growth. Before you can embrace active failure you must give yourself permission to make mistakes and to keep going until you get it right.

By building active failure tolerance, embracing failure as an opportunity to learn and grow, and ditching perfectionism, you can turn failure into a powerful force for success.

To learn more about Annie, please visit her website: WholeAssistant.com, or connect with her on LinkedIn.


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From Norman Vincent Peale


“When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺: 
Workin’ Moms

Song to bump 🎵:
With You (Jai Wolf Remix)

Podcast 🎙️:  
Your Own Backyard

Book 📚:
Happy Place by Emily Henry

Wishlist Rec 📝:
Amanda Uprichard Shawl Collar Blazer

Cameron’s Recs



In Case You Missed It…


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Tortilla pet of the week

Tortilla is a one year old Russian dwarf hamster loved and adored by the masses. Her favorite activities are running in her wheel, building tunnels, and making friends with anyone who will give her treats. Her favorite treats are mealworms, strawberries, and pumpkin seeds.

Tia is trained to ride in a mug to get in and out of her cage and is so concerned with making friends that the vet staff comes running to get her when she goes for a nail or teeth trim due to her docility.

💌 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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