If you’re anything like me, you’re completely inundated with training material. I’ve got two e-books sitting on my desktop that I’ve been really meaning to get to, and a whole stack of material under my desk. This doesn’t even include the audio interviews I have queued up. Professional development rocks. And sometimes it’s completely overwhelming and impossible to get to.
Enter the Short Attention Span Guides. They’re short. They’re easy-to-follow. Everything is incredibly easy on the eyes, so you can pick up on new ideas and techniques quickly–without wallowing in a comprehensive tome to extract bits of insight.
I received a guide on (drumroll please)…. Finding A Good Idea. Will intuition lead you down the wrong path? How do you know if your idea is actually any good? This guide helped me figure out how to delve through various concepts in what I think might be a Good Idea to make sure it’s not just intuition leading me down the wrong track. Or fear/self-doubt stopping me. It is divided into 5 modules. And you can finish going through them in an afternoon. It’s probably concepts you’re already familiar with, but that doesn’t make it any less effective!
Although I haven’t read them, my intuition tells me that the actual technical guides (on everything from Etsy to marketing to blogging to SEO, even web planning basics) might be even better. At $8 each they provide a lot of bang for your buck, giving you enough information to get started without being completely saturated in overwhelming and overpriced training materials I’m always getting inundated with ads for.