Get your own basket.

Make a list of the next three things that need to unfold for you to get to the next level of your goals. If any of those count on someone else making a move, then REWRITE THAT STEP. Instead of “Person A will give my work to their rep,” state “I will ask Person A if I can submit to their rep and use them as a reference.” Watch how quickly you move ahead when you’re not waiting for someone else to do your heavy lifting. ⠀

Then look again at this basket. How would someone else ever know which egg was even yours? And does your precious egg look even remotely safe piled in that basket alongside all of those other people’s favors and requests?⠀