Reach that level of expertise ... and the space will find you. You don't need to search for it. Pull all your energies to become right. That's what you should do. No skirmishes for space you will face after that.
Build yourself up such that the cost of avoiding you would be unaffordable for anyone who may want to ignore you. The space would then get reserved for you !
The party just can't not have you . That's being Mr. Right.