The end product is always created from a chain of causes and effects that are in a set sequence (order).

It is important to realize that everything is created through a cause-effect chain (aka a "causal chain" - where there is an effect there must be a preceding cause) - AND that we can "work" the chain backwards and/or forwards to come up with what will work to get us to the ultimate results we want.  We cannot really solve most problems or do any effective planning without considering all the parts of a causal chain.  Note that each effect along the way is also a cause of the next item in our chain.

             Cause 1   →    Effect 1    →    Effect 2    →   Result we want
                                     (Cause 2)        (Causes

We can go "forwards" in a cause-effect chain, from each cause to each effect or we can go backwards in a chain from  the effect back to the cause (or possible causes), so that we can identify and choose a cause to cure as early as possible in the chain - and therefore stopping the rest of the chain.  Or if we to cure the cause - hopefully as early as possible in the chain.
Stephen Covey used a strategy similar to this for tracing back from the result to the causes, called Begin With The End In Mind.   Basically,  I go backwards down the chain from the ultimate result/effect that I want: 

If the result I want is "happiness", then I can ask, what will give me happiness?  And once we get the answer to that, we can then ask "What will get me what that cause (of happiness)?"  Then we can go backwards to the cause of that cause.  

It is essential to our lives to do this process in our lives so that we can know what to do to cause the whole chain to get us to the end result.  People fail to figure out what to aim for or they end up as a "wandering generality" going nowhere in life - where people end up living lives that are often "of quiet desperation". 

A  simple idea - but people don't heed it.  So I repeat it here in hopes that you refocus on this in your life, as it will get you a better life.

Everybody can do it if...

When Tony Robbins says that you can do anything that anybody else has done if you find out specifically what was done, he is saying the truth - not just hyping or trying to motivate.  Use the identified free videos (linked directly) from my list as a "course in life" until you've reaped what you need from it - do a thorough job: Program For Learning Life From Tony Robbins.

When Sam Carpenter says you can get your end product with alot less effort if you work the system, he is speaking the high truth! He himself went from 70 - 90 hours a week to 2 hours at a higher profit,