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An artist is a person who creates, practices or demonstrates their creative talent through performance.

Realists, says the Urban Dictionary, are the people who understand what needs to be done, and who do it to make the world a better place.

Think about your personal career path. When were you an artist, with your talent in the lead? When were you a realist, doing what needed to be done and applying your talents to the task at hand?

Today’s guest is Ellen Bristol, who took her talent for language and the performing arts and applied it to the work of selling main frame computers. When that industry shifted, she applied what she learned about sales to create a best-selling program for managing successful sales and fundraising campaigns.

Ellen Bristol believes that asking people for money is an art; getting people to give you money is a talent. Find out the key elements behind this art and talent on this weeks Livelihood Show episode!

Be sure to take a look at Ellen Bristol’s latest publications here.