How to get out of 2nd gear

John Wood, Founder of Rageheart

by John Wood

Back when I lived in Thailand, I found it impossible to stay motivated.

I’d start out strong, setting million dollar goals, getting up at 5am and working all freaking day…

…for approximately 3 weeks.

Then I’d hit a rock hard wall of stone.

The motivation would vanish and I’d start sleeping in until 10, procrastinating on that million dollar goal and feeling like a big ol’ pile of cold, mouldy mashed potato (with no butter to boot 😭).

It was a rollercoaster.

My life 4 years ago.

Up and down repeatedly… for years on end.

Every time the motivation and inspiration struck, I’d think I’d finally beaten the motivational rollercoaster of death.

Then 3 weeks later, I’d crash again.

It was infuriating 🤬

So I tried the usual shit to fix it.

I set 3 alarms in the morning instead of 1. I devoured self-help books, podcasts and YouTube videos. I visualised my goals every morning and night without fail. I’d think about what’s going to happen if I fail. I meditated for 20 minutes a day. Then 30 minutes. Then eventually 4 hours. I tried to clear limiting beliefs and I wrote messages to my “inner child”. I made lists of what I was grateful for, took lots of deeeeeeeep breaths, hired life coaches and smashed black coffee like it was going out of style.

On and on it went.

Problem was, I wasn’t dealing with the root issue… but rather symptoms (like most self-help approaches).

Worse yet, I didn’t even know what the root issue was (despite trying to figure it out).

Then I discovered the world of nervous system healing and that’s when everything changed.

All of a sudden, I realised that the whole problem was that my nervous system was dysregulated.

That is…

It was packed with stored survival stress from years and decades gone past. Unresolved fight-or-flight responses. Unacknowledged and unexpressed emotions.

As a result, I’d get all motivated (sympathetic energy in the nervous system) but burn out quickly because my capacity to handle stress was so low (because I was maxed out by all the stress of my childhood that was still with me).

It was like trying to push a giant boulder up a mountain… or getting stuck in 2nd gear in a car instead of being able to get to 6th gear.

Sure, if you try hard enough and do it long enough, you might eventually get it up to the top of the mountain with your boulder or beat-up 2nd gear car.

But wouldn’t it be better to simply put the boulder down or fix the gear box?


Then you can go further, faster and with far less effort (aka. #beastmode)

That’s where Rageheart comes in.

It’s a crash course in how to heal from nervous system dysregulation ️‍🥳

You discover how to clear all the stored survival stress from years and decades gone by. All the stuff that triggers you and makes you procrastinate and self-sabotage. Imagine it GONE! That’s Rageheart.

If that sounds good to you, sign up to Rageheart while it’s open to new members (9 spots remaining and only 1 more day):


Already a member and feeling that beastly impulse (Rage 9)? Hit the “Sign In” link on that page and get after it.


John Wood

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