Every expert you know or you've seen or heard of irrespective of his/her field or expertise was once an amateur who barely could find their footing.
That prolific writer that you marveled at each of his work, was once finding it difficult to make out something with words.
That outstanding public speaker, was once so afraid, nervous and shy like a cat.
That amazing artist at one time couldn't make anything appealing on their canvas.
That very successful business wo(man) was once trying just to get by and survive.
Today, their stories has changed.
They never achieved those laudable individual feat in the twinkling of an eye.
It took time, patience, perseverance and persistence, and consistency in whatever endeavor they engaged in until they hit gold mine. Most importantly, they took the first step and they are still improving by the day.
What am i trying to say is that success in life is in stages.
You'll get there eventually, not all at once, but a step at a time.
So embrace the process (ups & downs, delays and disappointments, rejections) wholeheartedly. It's part of the journey.
It makes no sense competing so hard just to gain relevance (vain glory), rather focus on working on self.
In fact your top priority should be to improve on the man/woman you were yesterday, maintaining your lane while doing it and be consistent.
Time will definitely come that you don't need to introduce yourself, your work and services will do the talking for you and they will be the ones to introduce themselves to you.
Take that leap of faith with your first step and see a whole new world open for you.