My strategy was to start from the minimum required to achieve my goal. Then everything else is icing on the cake.
In my case, for example, that was Stark and Ecstasy of Gold Stage IV.
If I were only allowed two modules, those would be the two. Stark gets Status, Fame and Social Influence, Wealth, Intelligence, Creativity, and Vision. Ecstasy of Gold brings the pure powerful Wealth focus and acumen. So, those were the cores around which my current program is built.
I’ve always been interested in Power Can Corrupt and I feel that, as a sensitive empath, I need help in that area, so I added it in. PCC is about navigating social plans and power dynamics and handling negotiation.
So, those were the cores of my personal Wealth program.
Everything after that was supercharging it and making it even better.
Ultimately, I agree with @friday. Your own intuition will be the best judge. Just be sure that you give it enough of a chance to make that judgement. Look through the whole deck of cards, quickly or slowly, and let your impressions come.
And the point @Simon made may also be helpful. You do not have to start from Ecstasy of Gold Stage I just because you’ve never run EoG before. Stage I is about dissolving disabling, limiting beliefs. Stage II is about finding your ideal Wealth path (similar to Sultan). Stage III is about moving into Action. And Stage IV is a supercharged Wealth Generation focus. So, it’s a good idea to make a choice based on your focus in the next 6-12 months when you’ll be using this custom program.
I’m actually running mine right now as I type this. And I wish you success and fortune in meeting your goals.