“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”
Positive Intelligence is a synthesis of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive behavioural psychology, performance science and positive psychology validated by over half a million participants, in 50 countries.
Positive intelligence Quotient (PQ)
The relative strength of the positive mind versus the negative mind is called PQ (Positive Intelligence Quotient or Positivity Quotient for short). Your PQ measures the strength of positive mental muscles (Sage) versus negative ones (Saboteur). Saboteurs live in a specific region of the brain and react to challenges in ways that generate negative emotions like: stress, disappointment, self-doubt, regret, anger, shame, guilt, or worry. The Sage – who lives in a different part of the brain – handles challenges through positive emotions like: empathy, gratitude, curiosity, creativity, self-confidence, and calm, clear-headed, laser-focused action.
Building New Neural Pathways
Mental fitness is increased when new mental muscles are strengthened through positive habits. The program focuses on growing three specific mental muscles, which become visible as new neural pathways in MRI imaging within 8 weeks of practice:
- Saboteur Interceptor Muscle
- Self-Command Muscle
- Sage Muscle
For example, meditation only focuses on Self-Command, which is why it is not sustained by most.
Most attempts at positive change fail because we stop at insight and don’t build habits. Sustained change towards a more positive mind requires laying down neural pathways to form new habits through consistent daily practice. This combined program ensures you get the tools, the practice and the support to succeed.
Measure your mental fitness
Take the free PQ Score assessment to discover how often your mind is serving you versus sabotaging you.
Research indicates a 500% increased likelihood of establishing positive new habits when supported by accountability partners. Every participant in the Mental Fitness Program is placed in a support and coaching group, called a Pod to ensure success.
Pods meet live by Zoom Video with me on a weekly basis for 30 minutes, with Pod members having already watched the weekly video session and engaged with daily practice on the App to discuss the week’s training.
- Healthier relationships
- Improved communications
- A calm, clear, and happier mind
- Increased performance and productivity
- Better group dynamics
How it works
From Tuesday through Friday, 15 minutes/day of app-guided practice enables you to establish mental muscles (neural pathways). These exercises are bite-sized to fit your busy schedule and customized based on how you self-sabotage.
From Saturday to Monday, at your leisure, you watch a weekly video lesson with New York Times bestselling author and Stanford University Professor, Shirzad Chamine. Weekly hour-long video delivers deep experiential exploration of the week’s focus. You’ll feel inspired and energized to practice during the week in order to sustain the benefits experienced during the video sessions.
You’ll feel motivated through instant feedback on exactly how much progress you’re making towards building the 3 core muscles of mental fitness.
Meet with your coach once a week for 30 minutes to forward and deepen the learning. You will also be part of a support and accountability group with other program participants. Research has shown this to be a critical success factor for establishing lasting new positive habits of the mind. Free access to the first 8 chapters of the Positive Intelligence best seller book by author Shirzad Chamine.
Week by week guideline
Week 1: Boost Your Self-Command Muscle
The first week you learn innovative 10-second PQ Reps that boost your self-command. This enables you to run your brain rather than being run by your Saboteur-hijacked brain. Self-command is key to intercepting unhelpful mental habits and rewiring your brain to respond more effectively.
Week 2: Intercept the Judge Saboteur
For this entire week, you’ll intercept and weaken the most damaging Saboteur, the Judge. You discover how judging yourself, others, and circumstances is a crucial source of your stress and quite damaging to your performance and relationships.
Week 3: Intercept your Accomplice Saboteurs
This week you intercept and weaken the top accomplice to your Judge Saboteur, identified through the Saboteur Assessment from the following: Avoider, Controller, Hyper-Achiever, Hyper-Rational, Hyper-Vigilant, Pleaser, Restless, Stickler, Victim.
Week 4: Shift From Saboteur to Sage
After weakening your Saboteurs, it is now time to strengthen your Sage, the counterpart to your Saboteurs. Your Sage lives in an entirely different part of your brain, generates all your positive emotions, and achieves peak performance through a calm and clear mind.
Week 5: Boost the Sage Powers
The Sage region of the brain enables 5 primary powers. Analogous to the 3 primary colors, these 5 powers recombine to form all of the emotional intelligence competencies considered crucial to professional success.
Week 6: Take Clear-Headed, Laser-Focused Action
This week, you use your Sage’s Navigate and Activate powers to take clear-headed, laser-focused, decisive action.
Week 7: Sustain the Momentum
In this final session, you discover how to continue using your PQ tools for a variety of work and life applications.
“Amazing tool that can definitely make you work on those parts of the brain that we haven’t used in such a long time. Highly recommended course.”
“Very interesting course, eye openener, just dive into it if you are looking for a positive change for yourself, to feel better and happier”
“it really helps improve the communication with others. I recommend the course for those looking for inner growth!”