Friday is here! Friday is here! Which means that it’s time for my first weekly link roundup. Click around and enjoy your weekend!
- How To Give Advice So That People Will Listen @ I Will Teach You to Be Rich. Sometimes it’s good to give advice unsolicited, sometimes it’s better to say nothing, and sometimes, good advice falls flat. How do you know what you’re supposed to do? It starts with empathy.
- This Couple Wasted $7,500 On Unused Subscriptions In 18 Months @ Forbes. Want an easy way to free up a few bucks? Check your subscriptions. By themselves they’re small, but Netflix, Spotify, Dropbox, and Cat Fancy Magazines – they add up. Take five minutes to audit and clear your cache. Maybe go digital with your Cat Fancy subscription.
- Before Hiring a Business Coach Make Certain Their Skills Match Your Goals @ Entrepreneur. It’s smart for small businesses to get outside help. Usually that means working with consultants, but sometimes you just need some coaching, so you know where to go next. But before you hire a business coach, be sure that their skills—and record of experience—can meet your goals.
- The Myth of Quality Time @ New York Times. When it comes building relationships, what matters more: 15 minutes of focused time, or 30 minutes of distracted time? The former makes the most sense, but on a larger scale, the latter could lead to the most meaningful results.