Level Up Your Productivity Through Budgeting

Level Up Your Productivity Through Budgeting

Confession time: I like to be in control. It’s not an overbearing thing, but my anxiety moves in when I lack options. To maintain control, I crave spreadsheets, numbers, and data. Information leads to choices, and options bring control. Seven years ago, my wife and I began using the budgeting software, You Need A Budget…

This Just In: Social Authenticity

This Just In: Social Authenticity

Did the coronavirus force us into an authentic form of social media? Five years ago, Essena O’Neill, an Australian teenager, earned $2,000 per post on Instagram. More than 600,000 followers looked at O’Neill for advice and inspiration. Then she abruptly quit social media. Deleting over 2,000 pictures, O’Neill said social media was “contrived perfection made to…

Life is Like a Cox of Donuts

Life is Like a Cox of Donuts

So you want to know who I am? Who I really am beneath this digital persona who occasionally writes things online? Well, you’re in for a treat. Pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate, grab your weighted blanket, sit down by the fireplace, and get comfortable. Uncle Justin has a story to tell. Note: Some…

I Am Not Entitled to Internet Fame and Fortune

I Am Not Entitled to Internet Fame and Fortune

Since it’s a Thursday, and since the New York Times decided to tackle the subject, it’s time to hate on Medium again. Such a pain, always having to complain about products and services I love… In the NY Times article, Ev Williams — founder of Medium — asserts that the internet is broken. “I think the internet is broken….

Why I’m Not Leaving Medium

Why I’m Not Leaving Medium

Quitting Medium seems to be all the rage these days. Let’s be honest, it’s been the rage for awhile now. People have been publishing, as Timothy R. Dunn puts it, condescending “Why I’m Leaving Medium” stories for as long as the platform has been around. I’ve been hitting publish on Medium three years this month….