Content under the mental fitness tab is written by Shirzad Chamine, New York Times bestselling author and lecturer at Stanford University of 2022 Positive Intelligence ©.
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.
And that’s what this 6-week app-supported mental fitness program combined with group coaching was designed to empower you to do. - Improve performance and well-being.
As a positive intelligence (PQ) coach, I offer this leadership development program developed by my teacher Shirzad Chamine of Positive Intelligence ©. He is a New York Times bestselling author and lecturer at Stanford University.
Through a breakthrough process called PQ Reps, you get to boost your Self-Command muscle. Each PQ Rep only takes 10 seconds, is App supported, and can be done with eyes open or closed. With each PQ Rep, you develop greater mastery over your own mind, quiet the negative, and activate the positive region of your brain. Your mental fitness training will be amplified through the weekly group coaching session.
You get to intercept your top Saboteurs the moment they try to hijack your thoughts, feelings, and actions. In preparation for this practice, you get to expose the lies, limiting beliefs, and damage of your Saboteurs, so they can no longer fool you into thinking they are helpful to you.
Reflection and learning will be shared in the weekly group coaching session.
Every problem or challenge can be converted into a gift or opportunity. And to be able to do this you get to practice this Sage Perspective. And you get to generate the gift through the 5 Sage Powers of Empathize, Explore, Innovate, Navigate, and Activate. This takes daily practice through the App and is supported by weekly group coaching.
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.
Weekly hour-long video delivers a 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.
Brain rewiring may be visible in MRI imaging within 8 weeks.
We help you establish 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.
Weekly group coaching sessions will support your learning journey.
Every one of us has the judge. We constantly judge ourselves and others. on mistakes and shortcomings. The judge also activates all the other accomplice saboteurs.
Focusing on the positive and pleasant in an extreme way. Avoid difficult and unpleasant tasks and conflicts.
Dependent on constant performance and achievement for self-respect and self-validation. The latest achievement was quickly discounted, needing more.
Anxiety-based need to take charge and control situations and people’s actions to one’s own will. High anxiety and impatience when that is not possible.
Intense and exclusive focus on the rational processing of everything, including relationships. Can be perceived as uncaring, unfeeling, or intellectually arrogant.
Continuous intense anxiety about all the dangers and what could go wrong. The vigilance that can never rest.
Indirectly tries to gain acceptance and affection by helping, pleasing, rescuing, or flattering others. Loses sight of own needs and becomes resentful as a result.
Perfectionism and a need for order and organization are taken too far. Anxious trying to make too many things perfect.
Restless, constantly in search of greater excitement in the next activity or constant busyness. Rarely at peace or content with the current activity.
Emotional and temperamental as a way to gain attention and affection. An extreme focus on internal feelings, particularly painful ones. Martyr streak.
Most training results in short-lived improvements. For sustained results, we focus on building neural pathways that form lasting new habits. That’s why we call this “mental fitness”.
Shirzade Chamine's factor analysis research has revealed the foundational root-level enablers and disablers of optimal performance and wellbeing. We rewire the brain at the root cause level.
Mental fitness requires 3 core muscles. Saboteur Interceptor, Self-Command, and Sage. Meditation only focuses on Self-Command, which is why it is not sustained by most.
Through factor analysis, Shirzade Chamine's discovered the core operating system of the mind that can run a massive variety of work and life applications. One simple operating system, many applications.
Similar to physical fitness, mental fitness is not short-term training. After the initial six-week foundation, the app ensures continued growth through a variety of work and life applications.
Shirzade Chamine's research has included more than a million participants from around the globe. Our tools have been field-tested with thousands of tough-minded participants, ensuring their efficacy.