So just to put it all out there….I was a total wreck.
My little rock band was growing, we were touring the world and getting all these amazing opportunities…and I still wasn’t happy.
It took a minute, but I finally realized if I wanted to start feeling better, I’d have to get to work.
So that’s what I did.
I started paying attention to my own feelings, instead of dismissing them. I let my dreams and desires guide my future plans, rather than treating my soul like a distraction.
All that effort made a big difference, and I found I was feeling happier, and was more gentle with myself.
I couldn’t keep these findings all to myself. So I created a weekly youtube channel, The REL Show, where I could what I was learning with an audience who needed it was much as I did.
…But that’s only the half of it.
I began connecting with our fans on the road and teaching everything I was learning. I was the human guinea pig, trying out various self-help methods and techniques and reporting my findings back to our tribe.
I taught a class called Turn Your Pain Into Art in 30 cities across the U.S., and that became the starting point for my debut book.
It’s about taking all the hurt and suffering we’ve got built up inside and transforming it into something useful, and maybe even one day something beautiful.
My band, Icon For Hire, is one of the primary ways I take my personal pain and use it for something better. We spend much of our time on the road, touring the world and spreading this message of self-empowerment.