Purple Cow Inspiration

Purple Cow Inspiration

I recently read The Purple Cow by Seth Godin and found myself dreaming up all sorts of business ideas and product improvements based on the purple cow concept: “Something remarkable is worth tal...

The Ideal Intersection of Ideal Work | Leaving the Herd

The Ideal Intersection of Ideal Work

I have a good friend who has joined me recently in this transition from employee to free agent, which has triggered some dialogue around what the actual goal is. We are conditioned from an early age t...

Favorite Productivity Apps & Tools | Leaving the Herd

Favorite Productivity Apps & Tools

Setting up my new laptop has been a real joy. It’s a blank slate. No hundreds of bookmarks nagging to be organized. The downloads folder is blissfully empty. No hidden programs or bloatware suck...

LLCs and Taxes: Lessons Learned | Leaving the Herd

LLCs & Taxes: Lessons Learned

When we filed our 2012 taxes, we experienced the sticker shock of the self-employment tax – the 15+% tax added to self-employment income to cover both sides of Social Security, Medicare, etc. We...

The DIY High | Leaving the Herd

Outsourcing Happiness

The inspiration behind this blog is the fascinating phenomena of social deception and how nearly all of us to some extent buy into wildly inaccurate perceptions on life, happiness, and success. The de...

The $1.50 Egg | Leaving the Herd

The $1.50 Egg

On a recent grocery shopping journey, I repeatedly got stuck behind a funny woman determined to stretch her dollar, taking her own sweet time doing so. She moved several gallons of milk to get to one ...