Three Signs That Your Career is Stagnant

peter winslow (life coach)
Peter Winslow, Life Coach

For more than a 15 years, Peter Winslow has worked as a life coach in Arizona. The owner of GoldMind, LLC, he shows people their own greatness and helps them meet their goals. Over the course of his career as a life coach, Peter Winslow has written four books and helped numerous clients advance their careers.

Below are several signs that your career has stagnated:

You’re bored with work
Over time, you will get used to your work. Things will start feeling static and monotonous, and you’ll end up making more mistakes because you won’t put in the effort you once did. This usually happens when your job no longer challenges you and you aren’t getting new tasks regularly to offset the boredom.

Your last promotion was at least four years ago
It’s extremely frustrating to get passed over for a promotion several years in a row. But it can help signify that it’s time to look for work elsewhere because you’ve reached a ceiling in your job. Your loyalty to your company and your hard work should be regularly rewarded with new responsibilities and higher salaries that keep you interested.

You aren’t learning anything new
Regardless of how many years you went to school, there is always more to learn in your field through hands-on experience. In fact, learning about your field will likely never stop since every industry is constantly advancing and growing. If you can’t remember the last time your work taught you something new, it’s time to take a new career path.

Measuring Value in Life and Moving Forward toward Goals


Peter Winslow | Life Coach
Peter Winslow | Life Coach

A respected life coach, Peter Winslow assists clients in Arizona and beyond in improving health, transforming their lives through accessing inner resources. In a recent blog post, Peter Winslow took a close look at the well-worn proposition that “enlistment” is required to manifest a goal.

Enlistment involves establishing a plan or an intention in writing and articulating the means of moving from A to B. The blueprint provides the rudder in efforts toward achieving objectives and, ultimately, self-actualization.

Mr. Winslow suggests that a more “effortless” approach may be appropriate in many situations, with a core insight that we often do not realize what we already know and what we don’t know. Similarly, we tend not to assess or measure true value in life accurately.

Value in life is best envisioned not in terms of those monuments we erect to ourselves, but in the lives we touch in a meaningful way. The value of action is not in being recognized for work and remunerated, but in sharing efforts with others and making a difference in the world.

The remarkable thing is that once these questions begin to be asked, people often move forward on the path toward fulfilling personal goals and aspirations.

What Is Pain Management Coaching?


Peter Winslow | Life Coach
Peter Winslow | Life Coach

Peter Winslow became a life coach after his recovery from a severe accident and diagnosis of a form of spinal arthritis. Today, Peter Winslow is an author, motivational speaker, and pain management coach who helps people overcome the daily challenges of living with chronic pain.

Chronic pain stemming from an accident, autoimmune disorder, or other illness can significantly impact a person’s life. Managing chronic pain often includes major lifestyle changes and treatment plans which can initially be overwhelming. In many circumstances, people may also experience shifts in their personal and professional lives due to chronic pain. Many turn to coaches for pain management resources and emotional support.

Pain management coaches are experts who help individuals dealing with long-term pain navigate the changes in their lives. Coaches employ a wide range of therapeutic strategies to help their clients cope with the emotional aspects of chronic pain and the recovery process. Coaches may assist their clients by sharing stress-reduction exercises and cognitive behavioral therapies to manage anxiety and other negative emotions that often accompany chronic illnesses.

Feel, Don’t Think – Avoiding Eating as a Temporary Solution to Stress


Peter Winslow
Peter Winslow, Life Coach

Peter Winslow is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based life coach who engages with people from all backgrounds to help them realize inner strengths and overcome anxiety. Through programs such as The Three Minute Miracle to End Anxiety, Peter Winslow helps break addictive cycles of stress, adrenaline production, and overeating.

For many, mindless eating becomes a coping mechanism when they are depressed, as carb consumption raises the brain’s serotonin levels and releases a sense of soothing pleasure and tension release. With the temporary lift followed by a crash, the addictive cycle starts anew and leads to unhealthy weight gain.

The Three Minute Miracle, which Winslow refers to as the “Cortisol Kill Switch,” centers on employing the brain to halt stress hormones and panic mechanisms that lead to the fight-or-flight response taking hold. The secret to this is feeling instead of thinking. This seems counterintuitive, as the anxious person is usually trying not to feel dread and panic. Unfortunately, the very act of resistance, or trying to get away from anxiety, keeps stress hormones elevated and makes the situation worse.