Unleash the poo

John Wood, Founder of Rageheart

by John Wood · Updated

I started playing guitar when I was 12 years old, right before I started high school.

Mum booked me in with some lessons with a curly haired surfer named Jon from a local church 🌊

Once a week, I’d show up on Jon’s doorstep with my classical guitar, ready to be Slash from Guns N’ Roses.

We started with chords…

G major.

A minor.

E7.

Stuff like that.

Then before I left, he’d give me homework.

Practice this chord progression for a few minutes each day.

It’s now more than 20 years later and MAN I am glad that I took his advice and did my homework. Now I can play and sing to my heart’s content, on my own and in front of large groups of people.

Getting my reps in…

The secret?

Practice.

That’s the thing with guitar… and it’s what I tell everyone who says they wish they could play the guitar.

If you practice for 10 minutes a day for a year, you’ll be able to play guitar.

It’s that simple.

The problem isn’t that they’re “not a musical person”. The problem is that they don’t practice. They don’t lack innate musical ability. They lack discipline.

It’s not enough to show up for the weekly lesson.

You gotta put that shit into practice.

Integrate it.

Make it a part of you.

That’s where the real magic is.

That’s how you make your guitar sing.

Rageheart works like this too 🤘

I can give you the best tools in the world for regulating your nervous system, unleashing the beast inside you and cracking killer puns that seem to float over most people’s heads… but unless you practice and make the tools a part of you, the fact that they’re world-class tools is irrelevant.

Just like guitar, you have to practice what you learn. Integrate it. Make it a part of you. Become “unconsciously competent”.

That’s where the magic is.

That’s how you unleash the beast inside you.

That’s how you make your body and nervous system sing.

This means not just doing the lessons inside Rageheart (I call them “Rages”) and calling it a day… but actually playing with them in your own time, throughout your day, as you get triggered and sleep and eat and even take epic shits on the loo (yes, I’m serious 💩).

Like I said, it’s not enough to simply learn the tools (or the scales).

You have to make it a part of you.

If that sounds good to you, click the link below and sign up to Rageheart today:

https://www.rageheart.co/go/

Already a member and feeling the beastly impulse to rage? Hit the “Sign In” link on that page and get after it.

Beast out.

John Wood

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