A Life Coach Drawing on Life Experience
After a construction accident left him with a chronic, painful condition known as ankylosing spondylitis, a degenerative form of spinal arthritis, Peter Winslow struggled for many years with depression, addiction, and chronic pain. His doctors advised him to avoid exertion and take pain medications to manage the pain, and for a while this seemed a workable solution. However, he soon became dissatisfied and searched for a means of living his life on his own terms. In his seemingly endless battles against bad habits, pain, and mental illness, Peter Winslow discovered that his most powerful weapon was inner-purpose. After finally overcome innumerable obstacles, he began to offer guidance to others facing similar as well as other challenges, speeding their passage as a life coach.
Aside from Mr. Winslow’s experience in clinical hypnotherapy and behavior modification, he has extensive experience in a number of other fields such as psychoneuroimmunology, Ortho-Bionomy, myotherapy, and nutritional science. Since 1998 Peter Winslow has served as CEO and a transformational life coach at Gold Mind, a Scottsdale Arizona-based organization. He is also a member of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Victors Association, a consortium of people in remission from the chronic disease.
Finding Inner Purpose and Avoiding “Hungry Ghost” Pitfalls
A Scottsdale, Arizona, life coach, Peter Winslow assists people from a variety of backgrounds in overcoming serious physical and mental obstacles and achieving the potential within. In his work as life coach, Peter Winslow emphasizes the power of personal transformation through focused effort. His book Falling in Love with Your Life: The Formula for Lasting Fulfillment lays out practical steps toward achieving inner peace.
One of the core aspects of this involves understanding the limits of what personal success, as defined by others, really provides one with. For those who fall into the “overachiever” category, no accomplishment is ever enough, as inner purpose is lacking. Even after reaching the pinnacle of their profession or creative art, overachievers feel dissatisfied and incomplete, and impelled to fill that inner void anew. Covetous of the markers of earthy success, these people find themselves constantly eluded by true joy.
This relates to the “Hungry Ghost” legend within Tibetan Buddhism, through which the restless chase itself becomes its own end. As legend has it, when one passes from the earthy realm, rather than taking his immense material treasures, he carries with him the gnawing drive for ever more consumption. To those who recognize it within themselves, the image of the Hungry Ghost is haunting indeed.
What Is Self-Mastery and How Is it Developed?
Possessing more than 15 years of mentoring experience, Peter Winslow serves as a life coach through his company GoldMind in Scottsdale, Arizona. When acting as a life coach, Peter Winslow often introduces people to the concept of self-mastery.
Because our public personas directly reflect our personal lives, it is important to learn how to manage ourselves successfully if we want to have success in our daily lives. Self-mastery involves the ability to be in control of internal thought processes at all times. By managing these thought processes, we affect our emotions, habits, and behaviors. Consider, for instance, the difference between responding and reacting. People with self-mastery respond to a stimulus, which means they do it with awareness of their emotions, thoughts, and actions. Reaction is a visceral, often irrational, response driven by lack of self-control.
Developing self-mastery involves consistent self-reflection. A journal is a great way for individuals to start understanding their drives in life. Regular self-audits help people understand the underlying motivations to their actions. Only when people truly understand themselves can they begin to shift themselves from reactionary to responsive.
The Signature Guitar of Blues Legend Albert Collins
The owner of GoldMind, LLC, Peter Winslow is a life coach who helps his clients achieve their dreams and accomplish goals through personal healing and mind-body attunement. Outside of his work as a life coach, Peter Winslow enjoys playing blues guitar.
In December of 2016, the magazine Guitar World paid tribute to blues legend Albert Collins. Born on October 1, 1932, Collins died of cancer in 1993 at the age of 61. Initially introduced to playing the guitar by his cousins, Collins emerged as one of America’s leading blues guitarists. During his long career he earned the nickname “The Ice Man,” in part because he often wrote lyrics and used titles with a “cold” theme, including songs such as “The Freeze” and “Frosty” and the album Frostbite.
Albert Collins’s preferred guitar was his signature 1966 Fender Telecaster. In 1990, the Fender Custom Shop developed a replica of the guitar. Featuring 21 frets, the replica houses a single coil in the bridge and a custom-wound humbucker in the neck.