If you want to be (more) valuable and powerful, you must be (more) intentional about creating value. More intentional about practicing the laws defining value creation.
But most of us aren't intentional. We're either ignorant of the laws defining value creation or we choose not to apply them - we get distracted by our own needs.
Our own needs loom larger than the needs of others. "I just need to get this done ASAP." Right? Like Daniel Kahneman says of others, "Their favorite position is beside themself."
Be intentional about creating value. What is value? What is the process by which value is created?
To the degree you are intentionally practicing the laws defining value creation, is to the degree you will grow in value. Who doesn't want that?