“You must begin with the end in mind” as Stephen Covey says. When you do anything, you want to ask yourself about the end result you expect to receive from doing what you are doing or about to do. If it isn’t in alignment with what your goals are, then don’t do it, or at least don’t do it now. You always want to be thinking of the end result you want from everything that you do. Then work your way back to the beginning. What will you say to get the result you want, who do you have to be or become to obtain the result you desire, what is your system/process for putting you in the best possible position to obtain the desired result? You want to make it as easy as possible for others to help you achieve your result. What do you have to include to make it easy for people to help you? What specific actions and activities put you in the best possible position to achieve what you really want? Lay everything out and then put the plan into action. If you don’t get the desired result, what do you have to add, change, or modify to get the result you want? Sometimes it might be a minor adjustment for the flood gates to open for you.