E-R-V: Three More Steps to Creative Success (Steps 2-4 of the 7 Service Steps)

Establishing priorities, respecting the business and visualizing goals are all essential to a rewarding creative career

What do the letters E-R-V stand for? (No, it’s not a new hybrid car.) In this informative episode of The God and Gigs Show, Allen and CriStyle continue their discussion of the “7 Service Steps”, a road-map to creative success for musicians and other artists. Previously in Episode 7, we explored Step 1, Staying Connected. As you might have guessed, E, R, and V are the next three letters in the anagram “SERVICE” and represent Steps 2, 3 and 4: Establish your Priorities, Respect the Business, and Visualize your Goals.

We touch on several important topics during this discussion, including why some potential artists stop short of embracing their gifts, the importance of maintaining a good reputation, and the differences between amateurs and professional artists.

Reminder – The 7 Service Steps are explained in detail in the book God and Gigs: Succeed as a Musician without Sacrificing your Faith, available at GodandGigsBook.com and all online booksellers.

Major Highlights

  • How visualizing goals leads to tangible rewards
  • How communication helps remove the chances of being taken advantage of in business
  • How establishing your priorities sets the tone for the rest of your career

Resource Links:

Our recommended resource on building your creative business – Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

Read our review here!

Goal Setting – Read our “Setting Goals Series”

Featured Patrons:

Dwayne Bennett saintorbin.com/music/

Rochelle Lightfoot: rochellelightfoot.com

Host Links:

CriStyle Renae: CriStyleRenae.com / CriStyleRenae1 / Facebook: CriStyle Renae Music

Allen C. Paul: AllenCPaul.com / IG: AllenCPaul / Facebook: A.C. Paul, AllenPaulMusic

Theme Music:

Performed by Teja Veal, from “The Hopeless Romantic EP”


Name three creative goals that you wish to achieve in 2018! What steps do you need to take to make your goals a reality?

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