A place for musical inspiration, insight, and exploration.
This blog exists to help you simplify your life and focus on creating and enjoying music. Whether you’re just getting into playing music or are a longtime musician, you are welcome here.
tuneboat can be summed up in two words: music and minimalism.
I want to help you find joy in simply creating—without all the clutter and distractions. Like setting sail on an exciting voyage, you can only bring so much with you. By bringing just essentials, you can focus on the grand adventure that awaits!
Before we set sail, I want to show you 5 ways this blog will help you on your journey:
1. Give you encouragement.
The most important thing I can give you is encouragement. It has been said that encouragement is like oxygen for our souls—it provides the life-force we need for creativity to flourish.
Yet, it seems like an increasingly rare thing to find today. With so much content being produced some people have become very judgmental and negative, and they’ll make it a point to speak their minds.
One negative comment can ruin our day, but two kind words can restore it. We need twice as much encouragement as the negative talk and thoughts we hear. Unfortunately, negativity weighs heavier than positivity on our psyche.
We get torn down enough, let’s build each other up instead. I believe we can’t receive too much encouragement—the more we get, the more it overflows out of us and spreads to everyone around!
2. Help you find your why.
In the third most-watched TED Talk of all time, titled, Start With Why, Simon Sinek outlines the importance of knowing your why. He shows how leaders with the greatest influence throughout history all understood the why behind their movements.
Even if you’re not a prominent leader, knowing the reason that you do what you do is critically important for your success. It’s the compass that leads you to fulfill your dreams. Without knowing why we do things we can get derailed very easily.
It can take some time to find your why. That’s ok.
3. Provide practical steps to propel you forward.
It’s great to know your why, but where do you go from there? Having clear action steps helps us start doing what we want to do, and it allows us to build momentum.
There’s so much information out there, but digging through all of it can be confusing and time-consuming. That’s why it’s so important to find coaches and mentors who will take us by the hand and lead us forward—even if it’s through a blog or a podcast.
Along with a weekly blog post, I’ll be sharing a weekly YouTube video, free resources, articles, and helpful books for your journey.
4. Help you find your inspiration.
I’ve heard it said that great songwriters go looking for their inspiration instead of waiting for it to find them.
By proactively searching for inspiration we can find more of it.
I’m always looking for inspiration—whether through walks in nature, or talking with people—it’s out there. I want to share this inspiration with you and help you find even more of it in every area of your life.
Let’s curate our lives in a way that invites inspiration.
5. Build consistency.
I will be consistent with writing every week to help you be consistent on your musical journey. Let’s do this together.
Two things lead to success in any area of our lives: consistency and patience. If we keep at it and don’t give up, eventually it’ll pay off.
Waiting until an idea strikes to start working on a creative project isn’t the most effective approach. Designing a routine and schedule for creativity is more productive. It might seem counter-intuitive, but it works.
Let’s do this.
This is the beginning of something new.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you live, or how many people know you. There is creativity inside you. I want to help bring it out.
Let’s discover how to live simpler, more intentional lives, filled with creativity and music.
It’s time to set sail; there’s a place just for you on the boat—hop on board!
Thank you for joining me on this journey.
“Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It’s all those little steps that make the journey complete.” -Chanda Kochhar