Weekender Issue #88

The Assist Newsletter
June 24, 2023

Brainteaser of the day: I give milk and I have a horn, but I’m not a cow. What am I?

Click here to see the answer.

🤔 Check out all of the June 2023 Weekender Brainteasers here.


Treat Yo’Self


☀️ To Summer
It’s officially the start of Summer! Get outside and work your way through this bucket list >

🌈 To Pride Trivia
June is coming to a close, but we have pride all year long! Test your LGBTQIA+ knowledge here >

🏊 To Lap Swimming
Might not sound like the most fun, but working out, staying cool, and being in the water is my type of summer workout. Here’s everything you’ll need to jump in >

♻️ To Upcycling
Dig into a creative DIY project by upcycling old or unused materials. Try these ideas here >

💰 To Pay Transparency
Let’s be open about our compensation! Find what the pay transparency is in your state >


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Don’t Let This Rob You of Your Joy


There was a time in my not-so-distant past when I wore perfectionism as a badge of honor even though it caused me so much anxiety, stress, and worry.

On some level, I knew perfectionism was holding me back, but I still bragged about it as my greatest “weakness” (while thinking it wasn’t really a weakness) in job interviews and would talk about it as “just the way it is” with colleagues and friends.

What I was failing to realize is just how detrimental perfectionism really was to my productivity, goals, and joy.

Perfectionism won’t just hold you back, it will rob you of getting what you truly want in life.

Have you ever set a large goal for yourself only to give up on the first mistake? Instead of recognizing that failure is a part of the journey to success, you throw in the towel because you weren’t perfect.

— OR —

Have you ever found yourself so consumed with worry over whether something at work was “good enough”? You begin to obsess over whether your exec is happy with your performance. Perhaps you’re even losing sleep.

Here are a couple of things that have helped me & several of my clients get off this exhausting merry-go-round:

  1. Recognize that “perfect” is a moving target. What’s perfect for one person won’t be perfect for another. Striving for excellence instead of perfection is a much more effective strategy for producing great work.
  2. Stop talking about yourself as a perfectionist. Let go of this identity. Really! It’s not serving you.
  3. Realize that sometimes “good enough” actually is good enough. Take a deep breath. You don’t have to be perfect.

Simply put, perfectionism is fear of failure.

It’s time we all intentionally decide to stop taking action based on fear and take action from a place of certainty and peace instead.

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


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From John Wooden


“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
Ultimate Fighter S31

Song to bump 🎵:
Attention by Doja Cat

Podcast 🎙️:  
In The Dark S2

Book 📚:
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Wishlist Rec 📝:
Grip Socks

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :

Song to bump 🎵:
butterflies by thuy feat. Rexx Life Raj

Podcast 🎙️:
On Purpose with Jay Shetty: Kim Kardashian eps.

Book 📚:
The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams

Wishlist 📝:
Heart Lamp


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Experience the difference with Nom Nom’s fresh dog food. Made with hearty, real proteins dogs love and packed full of essential nutrients.


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Elvis pet of the week

Elvis was a stray for most of his life until his humans took him in and after two years with them, he has firmly settled in to life as a house cat (AKA King of the castle).

He enjoys waking his humans up in the middle of the night by chewing on plants or whatever plastic he can find. He also likes to leave little puddles of hair ball for them to step on in bare feet.

He looks a bit worse for wear with his missing ear tips and grumpy smile, but he is a very happy boy with the loudest of purrs and is very loved.

💌 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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