Do You Really Know What It Takes To Succeed?

What Does It REALLY Take To Succeed Online?



Everyone wants to succeed in business, even to excel – but do you really know what it takes to get there?


Think about the real professionals – the ones who are simply doing it.  They are delivering excellence, overachieving in spite of any limitations or odds against them.  If you look at their stories, there are some traits they all have in common.  With hard work and being intentional, you too can cultivate these 8 traits it takes to succeed not only in your business, but in your life as well.



In today’s post, I share Kim Garst’s 8 Traits that you MUST cultivate to succeed in business:




1.     Know your vision and remain focused on it

  • An unwavering dedication to your vision is what it takes to see something through to completion – and to success.
  • But how many people get distracted, either by other ideas or by temporary failure, and give up?
  • Successful business owners stay focused on their vision and let that vision fuel them to get through the challenging times


2.     Persist – but be smart about it

  • You have to have the determination to persist- but you need to temper it with the wisdom of knowing when you need to tweak your plan because it won’t ever work right in its current form it might require tweaking, and you need to have the wisdom and humility to be able to. 


3.     Connect with your community

  • It’s not always about promoting your brand.
  • It’s all about keeping your edge and allowing your mind and ideas to be sharpened by connection and conversation with others.


4.     Remain open to new ideas

  • If you think you know it all, you will fail.  Period.
  • The world changes too fast for you to be stuck in a rut of what you’re thinking and doing without accepting wisdom from others.


5.     Know your story and tell it

  • If you can capture people’s imaginations through the power of story, they’re more likely to invest in your brand.
  • As much as you’d like to think that people make decisions based on logic, the fact is this – it’s almost always driven by a gut instinct or emotion that we try to later justify with emotion.
  • Tell your story over and over, and make sure you remain authentic to that story.


6.     Gain control over your emotions

  • Life happens.
  • Stuff happens.
  • Sometimes you feel hurt, angry, or rejected.
  • Super achievers in business use those things to learn from, as well as to motivate them toward success.
  • Learn from those things and move on – don’t get stuck because of them!


7.     Know how to choose patience – and do so

  • The most successful entrepreneurs know how to be patient when necessary, both in the midst of anything volatile and in the long term when focused on a vision.


8.     Find happiness and let it fuel you

  • Happiness is a powerful feeling!
  • It can give you the passion to work hard, and the payoff of success can fuel expanded efforts.
  • Find ways to cultivate happiness in your life on a regular basis.



Which one of these 8 traits challenges you the most?



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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington

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Joan is a full time blogger/network marketing coach whose passion comes from helping others learn how to brand themselves through blogging and become an expert blogger

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0 thoughts on “Do You Really Know What It Takes To Succeed?

  • Donna Ward

    Hey Joan – another great ‘guest’ post – I really like what Kim said with “delivering excellence, overachieving in spite of any limitations or odds against them.” Good choices your serving up to us for more learning – Big hugs 🙂

  • K. Lee Banks

    Joan, I can always count on learning something each day I read a post on your blog! Thank you for sharing Kim’s post – another great list, and while I think I’m at least familiar with all of them and implementing some of them, I know I need to work on persistence and managing emotions better than I have in the past. Thanks again!

  • Kim Eldredge - New Frontier Books

    Patience isn’t really one of my virtues… But that’s why I like business — it’s NOT about patience. It’s about flow, energy, and taking powerful actions. While I’m not exactly sure where Kim was going with this, I haven’t found that patience has been something I’ve needed in my business.

    That being said, there’s a difference between ACTION and RIGHT action. Busy-work doesn’t yield results.

    • Joan Harrington Post author

      Hi Kim,
      I know what you mean patience is not one of my favorite virtues either lol It is about flow, energy and taking powerful actions! Totally agree 🙂 Appreciate your feedback and comments, thank you!

  • Jess Donegan

    Excellent advice. We could all use a push to be positive and persistent.

    I find it helps to write a plan with four things I want to be certain to do each week. One is always completing and publishing an engaging blog post, but that leaves three other tasks to create that will help keep me on track towards my goals.

    Thanks for this article, and wishing you the best in your own online success!

  • Vitaliy

    Hey Joan, I really enjoyed your 8 traits what it takes to become successful, all of them are very important!

    Cultivate happiness now, I particularly love that one!


  • Naveen Kumar

    Hey Joan,
    Love the article 🙂
    Its very hard to get success in blogging or you can say if you follow some rules and make some good strategies then we can get success.
    Although its a great article and able to motivate anyone.
    Have a great day 🙂