Welcome to the forum. I'm pretty new as well. The only tip I can give is: Don't rush yourself. This isn't a race.
I got to the part of JP's lessons where you are playing pretty fast and having to bend. I don't have single notes down well enough much less bending so I stopped for a bit until I get comfortable and ready to continue on. Practice, practice, practice. That's what I'm doing every day. I CAN tell a difference and that's a good thing.
Good luck and have fun.