How to get Russians to agree to an earlier Brest-Litovsk Treaty in WWI?

In OTL, Russia and the Central Powers agreed to an armistice on December 15, 1917, and began negotiations for a Russian exit from the war. Initially, the Central Powers merely demanded that Russia cede more or less the territories they'd already occupied by that point - Poland, Lithuania, and Courland (half of Latvia). This was a substantial amount less territory than Russia ended up losing in the OTL treaty, when they also lost Ukraine, the rest of the Baltic states, part of Belarus, Finland (though it was already functionally independent, though under a socialist government friendly to the Russians), Moldova, and certain border provinces in the Caucasus. IOTL, Lenin wanted to bow out from the war, and take the agreement, but many in Lenin's shaky coalition hated the idea of ceding any land at all, and wanted a policy of "no war, no peace", hoping that they could simply stall negotiations long enough to allow for revolution across Europe to make ceding land unnecessary. That didn't work - in February 1918, the Central Powers went on the offensive in Ukraine and elsewhere in the east, quickly gaining significant ground in operation faustschlact. At that point, the Germans shifted to demanding more than their initial demands (to what they ended up getting) and the Russians eventually agreed to Lenin's urges to accept the peace (though even then, it was a close vote).

I've seen various discussions of the potential results of the Russians agreeing to the earlier (more lenient) terms, but that doesn't interest me so much here. I'm more curious on plausible ways to actually make it happen in the first place - which might have been difficult considering the strong opposition among the Russians, even though with hindsight they would have been better served in various ways from taking the earlier offer. So... any ideas?

Apparently the Russians thought they were succeeding in stalling until the Central Powers went back on the offensive. Also, the arrival of the nationalist Ukrainian delegation to negotiations may have left the Central Powers feeling less pressure to immediately come to a peace, and to threaten instead to go back on the offensive again. Also, Trotsky aggressively advocated against any peace deal, perhaps he played a role in shifting opinion against an earlier peace deal among the relevant parties.

So, some ideas I had... perhaps the Ukrainian nationalist delegation decides to start negotiating with the Central Powers earlier, and the Central Powers issue an ultimatum to the Russians earlier (meaning there's less time reinforcing the Russian idea that stalling was working). Perhaps also throw in Trotsky conveniently getting the flu or something, illness doesn't need to kill him but can at least throw him out of active politicking while he recovers during the period of negotiations, leading to somewhat less anti-peace influence on negotiations (if we want to take this further, perhaps he also spreads the flu to some of his fellow anti-peace folks, allowing it to shift things even more). Maybe also throw in Lenin threatening to resign earlier. And I also wonder if there could have been any opportunity for perhaps some cleverness in regards to the Central Powers' initial demands for removing Poland, Lithuania, and Courland from Russia on the basis of self-determination. Perhaps Lenin could have gotten the CP to agree to a peace treaty where the CP would occupy those territories but also agreed to hold referendums on the eventual status of those territories, pointing out to the CP behind closed doors that they'd have plenty of time to rig the referendums in their favor against the territories rejoining Russia if they so wished, while also making it more palatable to his fellow Russians by pointing out that Germany will obviously have fallen to revolution before such revolutions could occur anyway? Or perhaps some other way the pro-Peace Russians might have spun things more in ways that get both sides to think they are winning?

Does any of this sound remotely plausible? Or does anyone have any other ideas? Preferably, it would involve things going mostly the same prior to around the end of 1917, with the Russian revolutionary coalition not being in a particularly weaker position vs OTL. I plan on doing doing a little mini-TL thing where the Russians agree to the earlier, more lenient Brest-Litovsk terms, and if I have to use some sort of ASB "they just have better judgement in this particular situation" type of thing, so be it, but I'd rather not resort to that if possible
 
Could the Germans agree to evacuate some or most of the territories in let's say 2 years in exchange for shipments by rail during that time of grain, oil, cotton, phosphates, etc. Thus allowing an easy early peace.
 
part of the reason why they wont peace is that Kerensky and co was dependent on Entente loans aid and supplies to keep the Russian Economy afloat and the Russians not starving.

Peace the Germans and you'll cut that off
 
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