There are no shortcuts. Yeah, I am an idiot. I know.
The shortest cut is the long cut – the hard way. All the time you spent trying to find the easy way is better spent on carving a path through the long cut. Learn to navigate your way through it. In the process, creating your own sense of direction and developing your own set of skills to navigate the industry you chose.
In the end, you will have a very saleable set of skills.