Step 1. Stop thinking about the promotion and instead make focus on making your team lead, manager, and team successful.
Step 2. Other supporting principles include positivity, accountability, open-mindedness, and inquisitiveness.
Step 3. Shadow and find a mentor (within your organization).
Step 4. After delivering on your promises, have an open discussion about what it will take to become an AE.
Step 4a. If you’re not confident there are growth opportunities in your current organization even when you do delivery on your commitments, skip the line and switch companies.