It only takes 8 weeks to change your Brain!
Are you ready?
Tired of being controlled by the thoughts in your head, your anxieties, your limiting beliefs, your depression. You don’t have to keep living this way. You can change your brain… are you ready to do the work?
You have 60,000-80,000 thoughts each day. 80%-90% are negative... want to change that?
Why 8 weeks? Because motivation isn't enough, mantras aren't enough. It takes repetition, dedication, and consistency to change the neural pathways you have become dependent on.
Are you ready to Join my next 8-week Mental Fitness Bootcamp?
Follow these links to take your free assessments and see how much your saboteurs are in control.
Who is PQ for? Anyone!!
About Positive Intelligence (PQ)
PQ = Positive Intelligence Quotient How high is your PQ?
Positive Psychology | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Neuroscience | Performance Science
These together make up Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ)
Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ) is the measure of your Mental Fitness
Although we all have the Judge Saboteur inside our brains, we each also have a combination of 9 other Accomplice Saboteurs controlling us. How much control they have and who is controlling each of us is different from person to person. Understanding how the different regions of our brain works and how negativity lives in one region and positivity lives in another helps us acquire and use the tools to gain and master control.
No more being controlled by our thoughts or unable to control how we react to stressors in our lives. This 8-week program will help you change the neural pathways you have relied on for years and develop new ones that will enhance your life.
Those who have gone through the program have reported...
Manage Stress Better
Use Mental/Emotional Energy More Effectively
Better at Teamwork and Collaboration
Better at Conflict Management
Scroll down to learn what to expect in the 8-week Mental Fitness Bootcamp
How do I join the next Mental Fitness Bootcamp?
Join my next Mental Fitness Bootcamp or, I can create one specifically for your group. If you have 2-5 people in your family, friend group, colleagues or team who are ready to go, we will create your own Mental Fitness Bootcamp Cohort that can start as soon as next Monday. And don't worry, if you have more than 5 people, we can have multiple cohorts running at the same time.
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Facts and statistics about increasing your PQ
Individuals with higher PQ are happier, more productive, and more successful. You can be successful with low PQ, it will just take you longer and in most cases, you sacrifice happiness.
Salespeople with higher PQ sell 37% more than their lower PQ counterparts.
Negotiators with higher PQ are more likely to gain concessions, close deals, and forge important future business relationships.
Employees with higher PQ take fewer sick days and are less likely to become burned out or quit.
Higher PQ CEO’s are more likely to lead happy teams who report their work culture to be conducive to high performance.
Teams with managers with higher PQ perform 31% better on average when other factors are held equal.
Managers with higher PQ are more accurate and careful in making decisions, and they reduce the effort needed to get their work done.
Professional Benefits of Mental Fitness Bootcamp
Develop stronger EQ competencies by weakening your Saboteurs and Strengthening your Self-Command and 5 Sage Powers.
Discover which Saboteur is fueling your conflicts. Learn to apply the 5 Sage Powers to shift from conflict to win/win solutions. Even in the most challenging situations.
Discover how your Saboteurs negatively impact creativity in yourself and others. Learn how to activate the deep wisdom of your Sage during solo and group activities.
Chalenge Saboteur-led assumptions about how a leader should lead. Engage you Sage and simultaneously bring out the best Sage qualities in yourself and others.
Saboteurs love to negatively impact performance. Strengthen your Self-Command Muscle and utilize your Sage Powers to develop a performance plan for optimal productivity.
Personal Benefits of Mental Fitness Bootcamp
Discover how your stress is 100% a product of your Saboteurs.
Gain skills to masterfully shift from your Saboteur region to activate your Sage response.
Understand the neuroscience of your mind and its impact on sleep, diet, when led by Sage Strategies reducing Saboteur interference.
Learn the powerful Sage Techniques of Relationship Design to build and maintain healthy relationships. Learn the 3/1 positive to negative ratio.
Intercept the common Saboteur-led Parenting traps.
Gain strategies that build a solid Mental Fitness foundation in your Children.
Access the wisdom of your Sage to guide you to reach the level of fulfillment and achievement you desire. Guard against Saboteur-led traps!
We first need to identify our Saboteurs, then we need to learn how to get better at identifying their behavior. This can be difficult because they disguise themselves as your friend... This is why this Mental Fitness Program works. It uncovers and exposes the Saboteurs for who they are AND teaches you how to get out from under their control. Not only do your Saboteurs lose their power, your Sage will come to life!
Percent of Improvement Reported by Participants
97% Emotional Self-Awareness 98% Accurate Self-Assessment 83% Self-Confidence
91% Emotional Self-Control 82% Transparency 90% Adaptability 85% Achievement 86% Initiative 91% Optimism
97% Empathy 84% Service Orientation
76% Developing Others 79% Inspirational Leadership 78% Change Catalyst 76% Influence 84% Conflict Management 92% Teamwork & Collaboration
Where do the Saboteurs come from and were they ever helpful?
Saboteurs origin story
Saboteurs actually start off as helpful and as protectors. As humans, we used to need to protect ourselves from predators for survival. But that has not been necessary for a very long time.
However, as children, we need to develop coping mechanisms and ways to survive any real and perceived threats to ourselves or our environment. We need to find ways to protect ourselves from the mental, emotional, and physical threats (real or imagined) in our environments.
Once we reach adulthood we should be able to let these protectors go because we are better equipped to see the world and people for what it is who they are and we should have developed better life skills… But for most of us, this is not the case.
Because of neural pathways carved into our brains from all the years of relying on the saboteurs as protectors, flipping the switch in our mind to turn them off does not happen easily. It takes work, it takes awareness and it takes dedication. And in most cases, it takes someone showing you how...
The Lies of the Saboteurs
Although you might have accomplished great things or reached levels of success you are proud of, for most people, your Saboteurs were by your side and in your head the whole time. This makes everything more difficult and potentially makes everything take longer... Not to mention all the negativity and lies they dragged you through along the way.
Think about how much of where you are today is a result of being pushed through all the negative thoughts and messages of the Saboteurs. How much of what you have accomplished was done after struggling and pushing through fear, anxiety, blame, shame, guilt, giving up, not believing in yourself, listening to the bullying and taunting from your own brain?
Where is the Saboteur Region?
The Truth of the Sage - A Life of Ease & Flow
What if instead of negativity motivating you, you had a driving force of positivity and encouragement? What if you could retrain your brain to access the positive region and the encouraging mindset each and every time you have a thought or reaction to something?
The Sage, or positive region of your brain access different parts of your brain than the Saboteur region does. But if you don’t normally access that region then it is not easily accessible. You need to train your brain to go there to tap into your five Sage powers.
The five Sage powers are Empathize, Explore, Innovate, Navigate, and Activate.
Where is the Sage Region?
3 Core Mental Muscles PQ Will Strengthen
Neuroplasticity - the key to shifting from the negative region to the positive!
Saboteur Interceptor Muscle Self-Command Muscle Sage Muscle
- Saboteurs 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.
- 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.
- 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.
What to expect from the 8-week PQ Mental Fitness Bootcamp
PQ Bootcamp Time Commitment:
1-hour long video sessions (weekly)
15-minute, app-guided mental exercises (daily)
Monday 30-minute check-in meetings with your accountability group (POD) (weekly)
Initial Group (POD) orientation session to discuss the program, set expectations, and talk through limiting beliefs. We will set goals for after the program is complete.Weeks 2-7:Week 2 Self-Command MuscleWeeks 3-4 Saboteur Interceptor MuscleWeeks 5-7 Sage Muscle Weekly: Weekly videos are released in the app on Saturday and are expected to be watched by your Monday POD meeting. (PODS are made up of 2-5 participants. Weekly videos that drop on Saturday are about an hour). Saturday AM journal prompt reflection of usually 2 questions with short 1-2 sentence answers. Daily: Your daily practice in the app. This includes a 2-3 minute morning focus message in the App, PQ reps 3xs a day for 2 minutes each. This daily practice is personalized to you based on your saboteurs. The app tracks your progress against minimum targets. Evening journal prompt with 1-2 questions requiring 1-2 sentences reflecting on your day. Anytime: Use the PQ gym to do workouts. These workouts strengthen your muscles. Like with any fitness plan, the more you work out the stronger you get and the faster you see results. Inside the app, there is a community to reach out to others for input. There is also a private chat for the members of your POD. Philosophy: This program is designed to build new neural pathways and focuses on each muscle one at a time. Giving them individual time and attention ensures your ability to recognize them and successfully access them. It takes weeks to make or break a habit, this program is changing your brain and how you move from accessing the negative region to instinctively accessing the positive region. Week 8: We will have a wrap-up Monday POD meeting at our regular time as well as scheduled private one-on-one meetings to discuss the expectations, limiting beliefs, and your goals that were set at the beginning of this Bootcamp.
15 minutes a day can significantly boost your core muscles and your mental fitness.
• Expose and intercept your Saboteurs by strengthening your Saboteur Interceptor Muscle• Learn how to strengthen your Sage muscle so you can easily access the happiness and positivity region of your brain• Take control of your brain, quiet the Saboteur region and amplify the Sage region by doing PQ reps (brain exercises), this is how we build up our self-command muscle
• Increase performance by spending more time focused and believing in yourself.• You will feel more happiness and peace of mind and less stress and other negative factors (anxiety and depression), even during hard times.• Your relationship both personal and professional will improve as you learn to accept and handle conflict better.
You'll Master Your 3 Core Muscles In PQ Bootcamp
What's a PQ POD/cohort?
What are PQ Reps
Brain exercises when done with repetition, focus and consistency will change the neural pathways of your brain and strengthen your self-command muscle.
Follow these links to take your free assessments and see how in control your saboteurs are.
All About Teams and Organizations
Each Team Member is inspired to grow in meaningful and lasting ways, to help teammates do the same, and to positively impact the lives of others.
The team becomes a safe environment to communicate without judgment. To be authentic and creative. To admit mistakes and still feel supported and encouraged.
Team members see conflict as an opportunity to grow and understand each other. Learning to be upfront and direct to arrive at the best solution helps the whole team grow.
Team members hold each other accountable without judgment for both results and conduct, as opposed to waiting for the team leader to always be the referee.
Why Positive Intelligence 8-Week Bootcamp Creates Lasting Change...
Focus on Habit Formation
Most trainings result 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”.
Treat Root Cause, Not Symptoms
Our 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.
Develop all 3 Core Muscles
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.
PQ Mental Fitness Testimonials
You can change your brain!
Here's some feedback from people who have gone through the 8-week Mental Fitness Bootcamp with me.
Get to know the Saboteurs
Companies that have benefitted from PQ
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