Get a lot of meetings, and sell your product, over and over and over again. If you get a no, ask why, and repeat. Don't be soft.
Know what you want, and put yourself in the best position to get there. Be careful though, as the thing in front of you might not be the optimal path to where you eventually want to be.
Leverage someone else's followers! Get on social media and start making intelligent comments on other people's posts. If your comments are worthy, they will bubble up and you will get value. Don't fake it, add your personal perspective instead.