What is Mental Fitness?

Mental Fitness is the X-Factor 

If you’re not physically fit, you’d feel physical stress as you climb a steep hill.  

If you’re not mentally fit, you’d 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 within 6 weeks of practice. 

The results? Dramatically improved performance and productivity and a calm, clear and happier mind.

 

Measuring Mental Fitness (PQ)

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, laser-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. 

Breakthrough Research 

PQ is a synthesis of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, and performance science. 

Research included: 

  • hundreds of CEOs

  • sales, operations, and technology teams

  • Stanford students

  • elite athletes

  • 400,000 participants from 50 countries

 

This research was summarized in Shirzad Chamine's book Positive Intelligence, a New York Times bestseller, translated into 20 languages.  

The research reveals that:

  • Saboteurs and Sage live in entirely different regions of the brain.

  • You can cause a dramatic shift in brain activation to weaken Saboteurs and boost Sage.

  • 3 core muscles constitute mental fitness.