Mental Fitness (PQ) the X-Factor in Performance & Happiness
Do you want the foundations for a successful business & life?
When 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.
"The most powerful personal development I have ever done! Lifechanging and totally transformative. Shifting who I am as a person, a coach, a mother and a partner. I had to incorporate into my coaching practice!"
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 8 weeks.
The experience is often described as lifechanging.
3 Core Muscles of Mental Fitness
3 Core muscles constitute your mental fitness:
1. Saboteurs Interceptor Muscle You Saboteurs generate all your negative emotions, including stress, anxiety, self-doubt, anger, avoidance, procrastination, insensitivity or discontent. Mental fitness requires the ability to intercept and discredit the Saboteurs.
2. Sage Muscle Your Sage is the one in you that handles challenges with a clear and calm mind, and positive emotions. It also has access to your 5 primary powers.
All you need to paint any canvas is 3 primary colors. Similarly, through factor analysis research we’ve discovered that there are only 5 primary powers: Empathize, Explore, Innovate, Navigate, and Activate.
For peak performance, you learn to boost all 5 powers and know when to use which power.
3. Self-Command Muscle You’re not in full command of your mind. If you were, you would choose to entirely silence the Saboteurs in your head. 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.
What's Included in the PQ Program?
Designed like a mental fitness bootcamp, the PQ Program gives you the insights, motivation, and structure to practice 15 minutes per day for 6 weeks.
The program combines weekly video sessions with daily app-guided practices to boost your 3 core mental fitness muscles.
Weekly Recordered Video Lessons
In these highly engaging sessions, Shirzad guides you 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.
Weekly 1-hour Group Coaching
Powerful Group Coaching with Suzanne & Team.
Support, accountability and full access to your coach via email & text!
Exclusive App 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. The cumulative impact by program's end is substantial.
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.
“A brilliant breakthrough.”
"The Positive Intelligence (PQ) model is a brilliant breakthrough as it defines, measures, and improves your awareness of your own performance and happiness. It also helps solve the mystery of why so many smart people still fail to be successful."
- Jim Lanzone, Chief Digital Officer, CBS
Within 6-8 weeks of mental fitness training you'd be able to see the results in MRI imaging:
Increased grey matter in the PQ Brain region, where your Sage lives
Decreased grey matter in the Survivor Brain region, where your Saboteurs live
Improvements in these competencies lead to substantial results:
At MetLife, trained salespeople outsold the control group by 37%
Motorola recorded improved productivity in 93% of trained employees
In a UK restaurant group, higher competency resulted in 34% greater profit growth
At Sanofi-Aventis Pharmeceutical, the average salesperson with improved competency sold $55,200 more per month
At L’Oreal, strength in these competencies resulted in $91,370 increase per sales person
At CIBC, strength in these competencies account for 32% of booked sales and 71% of pipeline sales
"Life changing on so many levels."
"Most of the trainings I’ve done fizzle out very quickly. I started this program a year ago and its impact on me keeps growing. It has been life changing on so many levels.
"I’m so much more effective and have so much less stress in every area of my life — from blowing past revenue targets at work, to far more fulfilling relationships at home."
- Bruce Zali, VP of Sales & Marketing, Promise Technology
Eight Weeks of Inspired Practice
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.
Try out and discover PQ Reps that are most effective for you.
Reach the minimum target for PQ Reps/day to achieve rewiring goal within 6 weeks.
Use the app's breakthrough PQ Charge Meter to ensure optimal brain activation before important activities.
Declare an audacious aspiration--what you want to achieve through this program.
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 key source of your stress and quite damaging to your performance. Most participants discover their Judge to be far more prevalent and damaging than they suspected.
Expose your Judge's hidden lies, limiting beliefs, and negative patterns.
Reveal your Judge's impact on performance, relationships, and stress.
Practice intercepting your Judge before it hijacks you.
Rewire your negative neural pathways by redirecting the Judge response.
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.
Expose your accomplice Saboteur's hidden lies, limiting beliefs and negative patterns.
Reveal this Saboteur's impact on performance, relationships, and stress.
Discover how to quickly intercept this Saboteur before it hijacks you.
Rewire your negative neural pathways by redirecting this Saboteur's response.
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.
Practice the Sage Perspective that every outcome or circumstance can be turned into a gift and opportunity.
Use the 3 Gifts Technique to find the opportunity in setbacks.
Replace draining self-judgment with energizing self-acceptance and empathy.
Boost speed of recovery from failures and setbacks.
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.
Augment your mental toolbox with 5 Sage powers.
Practice 3 techniques to activate each power.
Know when to use which power--right tool at the right time.
Boost emotional intelligence through combinations of the 5 primary powers.
Week 6: Take Clear-Headed, Laser-Focused Action
In our final week, you use your Sage's Navigate and Activate powers to take clear-headed, laser-focused, decisive action.
Use your Sage's Navigate power to align your actions with a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.
Use your Sage's Activate power to act without fear or emotional distractions even in midst of great crises.
Discover your Sage's deep wisdom, far surpassing your analytical intelligence.
Discover how your Sage generates your highest performance while enjoying every step--"in the zone."
Intake Session 1:1 with Suzanne
Weekly 1:1 Session, Emails & Journal Prompts
Final Bonus Session with Group
Final Session: Sustain the Momentum
In this final session, you discover how to continue using your PQ tools for a variety of work and life applications.
Learn how to further apply to peak performance in selling and persuading, conquering stress, managing conflict, and relationships mastery
Discover how to use the PQ app to maintain your new mental muscles and Sage habits
Chart your path to keep progressing towards your audacious aspirations
Establish support and accountability agreements to sustain your momentum
More Praise for this Work Together...
“The concepts are phenomenal.”
"This has been an extraordinary gift for my team. The concepts are phenomenal -- a true revelation in the way to think and handle work and life’s challenges. Besides the lasting impact on myself, I’ve loved hearing how many people this has touched in my company."
- Jessica Herrin, CEO, Stella & Dot
"I’m now enjoying every day, not just the final accomplishments."
"All my life I thought my high achievements were impossible without feeling constant stress. I’ve now learned to achieve even more with a calm and clear mind. I’m now enjoying every day, not just the final accomplishments. At the end of the quarter, I don’t feel the need for a long vacation any more."
— Sharon Pinedo, Head of Sales (Workplace), Facebook
"One of the very top experiences I've had."
"I have found this to be one of the very top experiences I’ve had in the past 34 years with my company. The impact on me personally has been profound, and the business impact is evident."
- Bonnie Curtis, Former VP, Product Supply, P&G
"This workshop changed my life."
"This workshop changed my life. I’m working half as hard and generating twice the results. It’s amazing what’s possible when you use these powerful tools."
- Brad Fisher, Executive Director, Featherstone Holdings
"Greatest happiness in years."
"I am much calmer and have a greater sense of happiness than I have felt in years. I feel physically lighter, and my energy is higher. Sage is now present all of the time. I sleep better, eat better, exercise better."
— Sandi Sandiland, Head of Global Sales P&D, Amazon
"This is the best training I’ve done."
"This is the best ‘training’ I’ve done in my 37 years here… I personally have experienced a new sense of energy, engagement and possibility both at work and at home — and I am actually getting full nights of sleep!"
— Gale Beckett, Former VP, Quality Assurance, P&G