You can accomplish just about anything if all you have are these three items in your toolkit…
TASTE. This takes time and you must constantly work to develop it. Focus on being specific over “good.”
TENACITY. Be relentless and don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. Remember, “No” is just the first word in any negotiation.
LOVE. Have deep love and enthusiasm for whatever you’re doing and convey that enthusiasm all the time.
P.S. – This article on the miraculous turnaround at Barnes & Noble is a clinic in what taste, tenacity and love can do.