WHAT IS MENTAL FITNESS?
Mental Fitness (PQ)
If you’re physically fit, you can climb steep hills without physical stress.
If you’re mentally fit, you can handle life’s great challenges without mental stress or other negative emotions. You’ll be happier and perform better.
Measuring Mental Fitness
Mental fitness is a measure of the strength of your positive mental muscles (Sage) versus the negative (Saboteur). This measure of your Mental Fitness is called PQ (Positive Intelligence Quotient). Research with 500,000 participants has shown PQ to be the best predictor of how happy you are and how well you perform relative to your potential.
This work is a synthesis of the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, and performance science. The research is the basis of Shirzad Chamine’s New York Times bestselling book Positive Intelligence, and Stanford lectures.
How you and everyone else self sabotages
A key to Mental Fitness is to weaken the internal Saboteurs who generate all your “negativity” in the way they respond to challenges. Your Saboteurs cause all your stress, anxiety, self-doubt, frustration, regret, shame, guilt, and unhappiness. Saboteurs include the Judge, Controller, Avoider, Victim, Stickler and 5 others.
Your wonderful “Sage” lives in an entirely different region of your brain and handles challenges in ways that produce positive emotions like curiosity, empathy, creativity, calm, and clear-headed laser-focused action. Learn how to engage your sage and you'll perform better and feel happier.
Breakthrough Results of Boosting PQ
Performance: You perform better while working less hard—similar to athletes “in the zone.”
Happiness: You feel less stressed, more peace, and consistent happiness, even in tough times.
Relationships: You improve relationships, able to handle conflicts in ways that deepen trust and harmony.
Boosting your mental fitness requires building powerful new muscles in your brain, not just insight. Combining weekly video sessions and an exclusive App, Shirzad Chamine guides you step-by-step over a six-week
period to boost the 3 core muscles of mental fitness.
The increased grey matter in the “Sage” region of the brain is visible in MRI imaging within 6 weeks.
The experience is often described as lifechanging.