When you’re not physically fit, you feel physically stressed as you attempt to climb a steep hill.
When you’re not mentally fit, you feel mental stress, such as anxiety, frustration, or unhappiness, as you handle work and relationship challenges.
80% of people score below the minimum level of mental fitness required for peak performance and happiness.
The great news? With recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and technology, you can now improve your mental fitness significantly with 2 months of focused practice.
The results? Dramatically improved performance and productivity and a calm, clear and happier mind.
Mental Fitness is a measure of the strength of your positive mental muscles (Sage) versus the negative (Saboteur).
Saboteurs react to challenges in ways that generate negative emotions such as stress, disappointment, self-doubt, regret, anger, shame, guilt, or worry.
Your Sage handles challenges through positive emotions like empathy, gratitude, curiosity, creativity, self-confidence, and calm, clear-headed, focused action.
The relative strength of your positive Sage versus negative Saboteurs is called PQ (Positive Intelligence Quotient).
PQ is the measure of your Mental Fitness. It's the best predictor of how happy you are and how well you perform relative to your potential.
You can boost your PQ significantly with practice.
When my dog was dying it was a very challenging time for me. I realized this weighed heavy on my relationships at work and at home. By learning how to practice Mental Fitness, I was able to stay clear headed, make sound decisions around my pet’s care and stay present so I could support my children through this process. The PQ reps helped me at work and at home.
- Pam, Court Reporter
Mental Fitness brings together recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, performance science, cognitive and positive psychology.
This research is summarized in Shirzad Chamine's book Positive Intelligence, a New York Times bestseller, translated into 20 languages.
The research reveals that:
3 Core muscles constitute your mental fitness:
1. Saboteurs Interceptor Muscle
Your Saboteurs generate all your negative emotions, including stress, anxiety, self-doubt and anger. Mental fitness develops the ability to intercept and discredit your Saboteurs.
2. Sage Muscle
Your Sage handles challenges with a clear and calm mind, using positive emotions. Learn to boost your Sage by activating the 5 Sage powers.
3. Self-Command Muscle
You’re not in full command of your mind. If you were, you would choose to not stress out over what you can’t control, push away self-doubts, recover from disappointments immediately, and spend little time in anger, regret, or blame.
PQ Reps are innovative 10-second exercises which build up this crucial Self-Command muscle in the brain. You learn to run your brain, rather than allow your Saboteur-hijacked brain to run you.
Designed like a boot camp, this program gives you the insights, motivation, and structure to practice 15 minutes per day for 8 weeks.
Mental Fitness combines weekly video sessions with daily app-guided practices and weekly accountability meetings to boost your 3 core mental fitness muscles.
Weekly 1-Hour Video Sessions
In these highly engaging sessions, Shirzad you are guided through experiential exercises that deepen and personalize your understanding of the mental fitness tools. You leave inspired and energized for the week's daily practices.
Guiding Your Daily Practice
Each day a different focus for daily practice is assigned through a personalized companion app available exclusively to program participants.
This builds one small muscle at a time, laying down new neural pathways to form lasting positive habits of your mind.
Interactive PQ Gym
Innovative 10-second PQ Reps build up your Self-Command muscle. You learn to be clear-headed and calm even in the midst of great challenges, able to command your mind to shift from Saboteur to Sage response.
Daily Progress Tracking
The app tracks your daily progress against minimum targets associated with new neural pathway (muscle) formation. Personalized daily coaching tips from Shirzad continue to both encourage and challenge you to keep going.
Community with Amy
Meetings are lead by Amy and the small group collaboration helps lock in the learning and provides support and accountability throughout the program.
Participants also receive ongoing support through the private group chat on the app.
Within 8 weeks of mental fitness training you'd be able to see the results in MRI imaging:
Improvements in these competencies lead to substantial results: