1) Negotiation Skills
Don't be afraid to ask for what you want - but timing is important.
Be persistent. When you are refused, ask again. You are now in a negotiation situation.
When negotiating, put an offer on the table. Be positive, aim for both parties to gain something.
Have a red line. If the other party will not negotiate, walk away having documented that their behavior is unreasonable.
2) The P Word
There is no place for Passion in civilized society.
We do not live in a civilized society.
You will never be given anything unless you demonstrate your "Passion".
3) Work Harder Than Your Competitors
Start earlier, or if you can't do that, work later.
Harder does not mean longer, it means better.
Be professional, become the go-to guy.
Return to (1).