I have a hernia that needs fixin', but I can still hoist the '08 onto the center stand no problem. Push down with your foot till both legs of the center stand balance equally, no pulling toward you or pushing away from you. The more balanced it is during the lift, the easier it is to get up. Once weight is applied to the center stand, the bike can't fall over unless you let go, or you're not on level ground.
New tires help - makes the bike taller
Sturdy shoe soles help
You could roll the wheels up onto two pieces of plywood to help you learn the technique.
If you pull the bike sideways toward you during the lift, it's near impossible - don't do that.