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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)

Reducing the negative thoughts and voices in our head, stop allowing limiting beliefs and fears control your life... this is whar PQ is all about.

Why This Program is Different

We've all heard great speakers, gone on inspiring retreats and participated in mindset shifting team-building events. We leave ready to change the world... well, at least ready to change our world. Then two weeks later, hell, sometimes it's only two days later, we're over it, why?

Because inspiration is only 20% of the equation.

We don't continue to feed the excitement. No one is showing us how or helping us change.

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.

Mental Fitness is your capacity to respond to life's challenges with a positive rather than negative mindset. Helping you achieve peak performance, peace of mind/wellness, and healthy relationships.

Those who have gone through the Mental Fitness program have reported...

91%

Manage Stress Better

90%

Use Mental/Emotional Energy More Effectively

83%

Improve Self-Confidence

92%

Better at Teamwork and Collaboration

85%

Increased Happiness

84%

Better at Conflict Management

Scroll down to learn what to expect in the 8-week Mental Fitness Bootcamp
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“What you can rely on you've never relied on in your life. What you can't trust you've been trying to trust all your life. What you've been trusting has never been you. What you've been ignoring has always been you. Try to trust what's really you and see what happens.”
~ Ra Uhu Hu

Reach Peak Performance | Improve Wellbeing & Overall Health | Strengthen Personal & Professional Relationships

To help every human build their Mental Fitness so they can fulfill their true potential for happiness, performance, and contribution with ease and flow.

Motivation from the Saboteurs is to be pushed through life while emersed in self-doubt and fear.
Motivation from the Sage is to be pulled through life with self-love and ease and flow.

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.

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.

Mental Fitness (PQ) is increased when mental muscles are strengthened through positive habits.

Our program focuses on growing three specific mental muscles, which become visible as new neural pathways in MRI imaging with just 6-8 weeks of practice.

Here's a teaser of my Positive Intelligence Keynote

Here is a portion of my keynote speech where I take the audience through my personal story that led to my realization that our brains are not reliable.

I then discuss the Saboteurs that live in our brain and the lies they tell us as they pretend to be our friends.

I end with my 5 Guiding Principles, that can be implemented immediately to being your journey to Mental Fitness! Watch the video to learn more!

Facts and statistics about increasing your PQ

Individuals

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.

Sales

Salespeople with higher PQ sell 37% more than their lower PQ counterparts.

Negotiators

Negotiators with higher PQ are more likely to gain concessions, close deals, and forge important future business relationships.

Employees

Employees with higher PQ take fewer sick days and are less likely to become burned out or quit.

CEOs

Higher PQ CEO’s are more likely to lead happy teams who report their work culture to be conducive to high performance.

Teams

Teams with managers with higher PQ perform 31% better on average when other factors are held equal.

Managers

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

Emotional Intelligence

Develop stronger EQ competencies by weakening your Saboteurs and Strengthening your Self-Command and 5 Sage Powers.

Conflict Management

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.

Creativity

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. 

Leadership

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. 

Performance

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

Stress

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. 

Wellness

Understand the neuroscience of your mind and its impact on sleep, diet, when led by Sage Strategies reducing Saboteur interference.

Relationships

Learn the powerful Sage Techniques of Relationship Design to build and maintain healthy relationships. Learn the 3/1 positive to negative ratio.

Parenting

Intercept the common Saboteur-led Parenting traps.

Gain strategies that build a solid Mental Fitness foundation in your Children.

Career Planning

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 our friend... This is why this Positive Intelligence Program works. It uncovers and exposes our Saboteurs for who they really are AND teaches how to get out from under their control.

Not only will your Saboteurs lose their power, your Sage will come to life!

Percent of Improvement Reported by Participants

Self-Awareness

97% Emotional Self-Awareness
98% Accurate Self-Assessment
83% Self-Confidence

Self-Management

91% Emotional Self-Control
82% Transparency
90% Adaptability
85% Achievement
86% Initiative
91% Optimism

Social Awareness

97% Empathy
84% Service Orientation

Relationship Management

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?

Empathize

Use love and compassion for yourself and others as your guides. Always remember, you don’t know what someone is going through or what they have been through.

Explore

Use curiosity and openness when interacting with others and when dealing with something new or unknown to you.

Innovate

Looking for ways to be inclusive and inspirational as we created connections and introduce new concepts for growth for ourselves and others.

Navigate

Move through life in a purposefully and grounded way, free of Saboteur driven motivations.

Activate

To live life as an active participant and present in each moment. Not haunted by the past or in fear of the future. 

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
Positive Intelligence Bootcamp

PQ Bootcamp Time Commitment:
1-hour long video sessions (weekly)
15-minute, app-guided mental exercises (daily)
Monday 30-60 minute check-in meetings with your accountability group (POD) (weekly)

Week 1:
Initial Group (POD) orientation session to discuss the program, set expectations, and talk through limiting beliefs. We will set goals regarding what you are looking to change in your life as a result of going through the PQ Bootcamp.

Weeks 2-7:
Week 2 Self-Command MuscleWeeks 3-4 Saboteur Interceptor MuscleWeeks 5-7 Sage Muscle

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 goals you set at the beginning of this Bootcamp.

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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.

 

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?

A POD/cohort is a group of 2-5 people you will go through this 8-week bootcamp with. You can create your own POD by inviting 2-4 people in your life to go through this with you. – This is always nice because you learn a common language and methodology…

Or you can choose to go through the process yourself and we will put you in a POD with one to four other people.

If you have 2-5 people in your family, friend group, colleagues or on your team, you can create your own POD to launch as soon as next Monday!

PODs will have weekly 30-45 minute discussions to talk about a question or two regarding that week’s lesson.

PODs also have a private chat in the app to support each other.

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.

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All About Teams and Organizations

Triple Purpose

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.

Earn Trust

The team becomes a safe environment to communicate without judgment. To be authentic and creative. To admit mistakes and still feel supported and encouraged.

Healthy Conflict

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.

Mutual Accountability

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

Positive Intelligence has boosted Mental Fitness and generated positive results for employees of hundreds of organizations including…

FAQs

This is the right program for you if you are:
a) committed to improving your performance and effectiveness dramatically while reducing stress
b) looking for a science-based and trusted system to make it stick
c) willing to put in the initial effort to rewire years of mental habits that don’t serve you.
Some people believe that negative emotions are helpful. For example, they think stress gives them their performance edge, or beating themselves or others up is helpful for continual improvement.

Feeling pain for a split second when your hand touches a hot stove is indeed useful, delivering an important alert. But your Saboteurs keep your hand on the hot stove, continuing to feel negative emotions which harm both performance and happiness.

In this program, we learn to use negative emotions as a helpful alert, and then quickly shift to the positive region of the brain that has the calm clarity, objectivity, and creativity to handle the challenge most effectively.
You’d be committed to watching a one-hour video once per week and doing a combined total of 15 minutes per day of practice guided by the positive intelligence app exclusively designed for this program.

Communicatively, this constitutes less than 2% of your awake time for the duration of the program. Please consider that your saboteurs are costing you far more than 2% of your time, energy, effort, and productivity. Consider how much more than 2% of time a productivity this six week investment will save you for years to come.
You’d never learned to ride a bicycle by reading a book about it. You’ll be asked to read or listen to the first eight chapters of the book while participating in the program. (The first 8 chapters are in audio form in the app.) The book provides the Research Foundation and introduces the tools.

The video sessions guide you through the exercises. The app coaches you to practice one tool at a time in the context of your own daily work and life challenges. The app is also personalized to your top Saboteurs. In addition you will receive personalized coaching from your Mental Fitness Bootcamp Trainer and the support and encouragements of your POD members.
Even though the focus of mental fitness as an individual development, team leaders often call this experience the best team building program they have ever been through.

They have found that this program significantly deepens trust, helps clear the air related to reoccurring team member conflicts since those conflicts are mostly generated by saboteurs, and gives the entire team a common framework for helping each other grow, making decisions, responding to setbacks, and managing conflict styles and agendas. Gives your team a common language and philosophy.

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