Mental Fitness (PQ) – The Source for Power & Happiness

Mental Fitness (PQ) – The Source for Power & Happiness

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.

Research Foundation

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 Self Sabotage

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“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. You’d perform better and feel happier.

Discover your top Saboteur. SABOTEUR ASSESSMENT (FREE)

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.


PQ Training

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. Saboteure Interceptor Muscle

Your 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:

Your'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.


Introducing 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 1-hour Video Sessions

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

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.

Study group with Jürgen Ruff and the Positive Intelligence community

Jürgen Ruff accompanies you through the weeks, answers your questions or offers online coaching. In addition, you have access to the online community of Positive Intelligence with all participants who complete the same program in parallel. Participants report that the online community and weekly exchanges are key to maintaining their enthusiasm for daily practice

Breakthrough Results

  • 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

"This has been the most impactful training I have ever experienced. You develop powerful mental muscles to deal with challenges with much less stress and greater clarity, creativity, and resilience. Every sales professional would benefit greatly from this."
-Adam McGraw, Sales VP & GM, American Express


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  • 6-week program
  • Information session (before the start of the 6 weeks)
  • Individual participation or Positive Intelligence Pod (learning group of 3-8 participants)
  • PQ Evaluation
  • Saboteur Evaluation
  • Discuss Results your PQ & Saboteur evaluation
  • PQ App Access
  • Weekly Pod Facilitation
  • Week 7 Wrap Up Session

Investment:  1490,00 €*

* Prices are for private persons including VAT, for companies plus VAT (depending on the country you live in)

Program is carried out with 1 booking.

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