Make your New Year Great by Investing in Yourself (Steps 5-7 of the Seven Service Steps)

As we wrap up 2017, we share three concepts that can make 2018 your best creative year yet

How can you make 2018 your best creative year yet? In this final episode of 2017, Allen and CriStyle discuss the last three steps of the 7 Service Steps – Invest in Yourself, Challenge Yourself to Grow, and Evangelize through your Gift. Applying these steps to your life will help you start the new year with purpose and preparation.

You can learn more about the 7 Service Steps in detail in the book God and Gigs: Succeed as a Musician without Sacrificing your Faith, available at and all online booksellers. Also, you can review Episodes 7 and 8 to get a deeper understanding of the steps, which are:

S – Stay Connected

E – Establish your Priorities

R – Respect the Business

V – Visualize your Goals

I – Invest in Yourself

C – Challenge Yourself to Grow

E – Evangelize through your Gift

Major Highlights 

In this episode, we discover:

  • Why investing in yourself requires you to step out of your comfort zone at times
  • Why you should never limit your career and interests to the work you already do
  • Why letting your light shine as an artist and creative is essential to fulfilling your purpose

We’re grateful for everyone who has become part of our God and Gigs family through this podcast, and we wish you Happy Holidays and an amazing New Year!

Resource Links:

Goal Setting – Read our “Setting Goals Series”

Featured Patrons:

Dwayne Bennett

Rochelle Lightfoot:

Host Links:

CriStyle Renae: / CriStyleRenae1 / Facebook: CriStyle Renae Music

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

Theme Music:

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


How do you plan to invest in yourself in 2018? Through time? Finances? Education? Tell us how you hope to expand your life and career from your efforts.

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