Learn from Joseph
Joseph had a dream that others did not except and despised to put him away. Due to others jealousy he suffered affliction and even in Potiphar's house he suffered more affliction and temptation. Through the process Joseph did not complain or focus on the negative. He persevered and walked in integrity. God was with Joseph the entire time. Even through the trials, God still raised Joseph up. He was sold but over Potiphar's house. He was thrown into prison but over the prison Guard. Joseph still arise over his suffering through God.
What may look like a setback is a set up for what God wants to do in your life. He wants to bring you to a place of humility so you can be fully used by him. When you are faithful over a little God will make you faithful over much. Take care of the little without complaining so God can give you more. Little may be loving your family, supporting your friends. That is the start of your network and building for referrals. Don't focus on who doesn’t come through. For instance Joseph asked the butler to remember him yet the butler forgot and Joseph stayed in prison until another opportune time. The opportune time when Pharaoh needed a dream interpreted and the butler remembered and admitted his fault.
When it seems you are overlooked you are not. God is still working on you in your current season before he elevates you. Joseph continued to work and not complain. Do things without complaining. When you can do the tasks given to you by God without complaining about the warfare that is when you will see the elevation. That is when you will see the increase. Stop seeking for promotion validation and approval and allow God to orchestrate the plan. It's not about your time but God's time for you. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge God and he will direct your paths. Trust God and his plan. It is not by happenstance that you are where you are. Have an attitude of gratitude. Thank God even for the things that did not go in your favor because what the enemy meant for evil God is turning it around for your good. Remember all things work together to them who love Christ who are called according to his purpose.