The Artist, Not the Tool

A funny thing happened. I stopped paying so much attention to my tools.

When I started making music, I’d spend a lot of time researching which tools the greats used, and how they used them.

When I wrote my songs, I’d spend time researching the process other songwriters used to generate ideas, work out songs, and arrange them into final products.

When I began my business, I wanted to know the software other business owners used.

I wanted their productivity hacks. I wanted their tech stack.

When I began to write, I researched which app was the best writing app. I tried 10 apps but wrote for 2 minutes.

Here’s what I know: my job is to be the artist, not find the perfect tools. Sure, tools help, but it’s only the artistry that truly matters.