Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Show Me How Approach To Life

I really enjoy the Show Me How books. If you haven't read them, they are illustrated instructions to everyday life. Using step-by-step illustrated instructions and anecdotes, they show you how to do tasks such as hold a baby, poach an egg, teach a kid to ride a bike or get out of quicksand. I've found them to be fun to read with their simple approach, making a task achievable.

What makes Show Me How work is the ability to take a simple comic book panel format and make the message fit in a step-by-step guide using basic and entertaining illustrations. By adding a few notes along the way they make the story all the more compelling. Is there a message you have to deliver or process that needs to be mapped out? You may want to consider the Show Me How approach.

Over thinking can really complicate every day life. Most of the best approaches are the simple ones.