Weekender Issue #84

The Assist Newsletter
May 27, 2023

Brainteaser of the day: You can serve me, but never eat me? Who am I? brain teaser for adults.

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


🗣️ To Amazing Communication
Communication is key inside and outside of work. Take this quiz to find out what type of communicator you are >

🇺🇸 To Memorial Day History
Monday is Memorial Day! Learn about why you have the day off and history behind this day of honor >

🧴 To Sunscreen
Protect your skin from the sun and harmful chemicals. Try out these natural sunscreens this summer >

🏁 To Indy 500 Eats
Good food (and a lot of it!) is a must when watching the Indy 500. Check out these iconic eats from the event and their recipes >

💰 To Wealth Building
Feel secure with your savings and investments. Learn what wealth building is and how you can get started >


Why does employee turnover cost so much?



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The Truth About Extreme Stress


In a recent survey of administrative professionals conducted by Office Otter, being overworked was the number one frustration of the 500+ admins that participated.

Unsurprisingly, in this study 27% of admins consistently experience extreme stress in their roles.

Extreme stress, the type that leads to burnout, is what I help my clients overcome every. single. day.

The secret to experiencing less stress doesn’t lie solely in another productivity hack or time management shortcut. If it did, we would have solved this problem by now.

The secret to experiencing less stress resides in your beliefs about yourself, and your beliefs about what’s required of you.

Beliefs like:

  • I’m not a top notch executive assistant unless I’m available to my executive 24/7.
  • I can’t close out of my inbox, I might miss something.
  • I hate disappointing people, I can’t say no.

These are the unquestioned roadblocks that are keeping you stuck in stress.

What if…

  • Your time away from your work is just as important to your contribution? When you rest, you also assimilate information and are able to view things with a new lens.
  • Closing out of your inbox (even if just for 30 minutes) leads to increased focus and fewer mistakes?
  • You recognized there are only 24 hours in a day? With every “yes” you are by default saying “no” to something else. Perhaps something more important?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a HUGE fan of time management and productivity strategies, but these strategies won’t take you far without also doing the deeper work.

By working on your mindset and beliefs, you can uncover the roadblocks that are keeping you stuck in stress and burnout.

When you challenge these beliefs you can create a new narrative that aligns with your well-being and professional success. Some techniques to consider include:

  1. Mindfulness and Self-Awareness
    Developing mindfulness practices allows you to become aware of your thoughts, emotions, and patterns of behavior. This self-awareness is crucial in recognizing and addressing limiting beliefs.
  2. Cognitive Restructuring
    Question, challenge, and reframe unhelpful thoughts. Work on replacing them with positive, empowering statements that support your well-being and career growth.
  3. Boundary Setting
    Establish clear parameters around your time and energy. In order to relieve stress you are going to need to set clear parameters for yourself. Setting healthy boundaries will not only help you manage stress, it will also help you show up more strategically.
To learn more about Annie, please visit her website: WholeAssistant.com or connect with her on LinkedIn.


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From Herman Melville


“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
Star Trek: Picard

Song to bump 🎵:
Real Estate by Surfaces

Audible Book 👂:  
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor

Book 📚:
The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee

Wishlist Rec 📝:
Soucolor Glitter Gel Pens

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :
Dead Ringers

Song to bump 🎵:
Muddy Feet by Miley Cyrus ft. Sia

Podcast 🎙️:
Dear Hank & John

Book 📚:
The World’s Worst Assistant by Sona Movsesian

Wishlist 📝:
Cute Flash Cards


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Puck and Pickle


Puck and Pickle pet of the week

Remote work means their human is always getting WALK ME eyes from these two.

Puck is a broken coat Jack Russell who lives for carrot chips. He’s 10 years old and you’d never know it.

Pickle is an 8 month old Boxer/Pit mix who is destroying our entire house; she’s lucky she’s so cute.

These two make sure their human gets up and moves around during the day. Midday walks may be for them, but they sure benefit their human, too!

💌 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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