"For me personally I have found that I needed to remove my negative subconscious blocks first in order to raise my vibrations enough to easily focus on what I wanted clearly in order to attract it. Then it works like magic. But maybe I am really missing things about this."
I think you have got it just perfect! :-)
I use Byron Katie's self inquiry methods to release negative emotions/judgements. The release of any negativity naturally raises the vibration like you say. After that, it's all about focusing on feeling good and moving up the vibrational scale.