It’s easier if you know what you need and what you want.
It’s easier if you know what people can offer and what they can’t.
It’s easier if you think about it in advance, instead of when time is tight.
It’s easier if you know what you want to feel like when you’re done preparing, and who might help you get to that point.
And it’s easier once you realise that there are lots of people who could help – who would help – if you just asked.