A man is powerful if and only if he has what others lack.
You must learn to build yourself, make yourself important by building yourself exceptionally in whatever you are doing. Avoid using bait to get other peoples attention because to become powerful, bait is never the solution but self importance.
Your indispensable attitude in your society will necessitate your importance and that gives you the real power.
Remember: The step you take now determines how powerful you will become in your nearest future.