Under the radar: Stock image sites are vastly underappreciated as a source of creative inspiration. I can’t think of a more efficient way to do mind mapping. If you’re stuck for ideas, just enter something like “bizarre” as a search term, and you’ll be off to the races.
Organizational lifesaver: I use a cloud accounting service called FreshBooks. It’s not a planning tool per se, but any freelancer will tell you that if your billing is in disarray, so is your whole life.
Inspiring read: I just finished Oliver Sacks’s autobiography On the Move. It’s hard to imagine anyone who was truer to a sense of purpose and passion than Dr. Sacks. Beautifully written, the book is a reminder that one’s eccentricity should be celebrated, not resisted.
Guilty pleasure: Goat videos. I believe that goat videos are the new cat videos.
Mind-blowing campaign: I loved the Unskippable campaign for GEICO. We’re all tortured by the limitations of online advertising, but the Martin Agency managed to turn those limitations into a brilliant creative asset.