Mental fitness is key to happiness and performance:
If you’re not physically fit, you’ll feel physical stress as you climb a steep hill.
If you’re not mentally fit, you’ll feel mental stress, such as anxiety, frustration, or unhappiness, as you handle life’s challenges at work and at home.
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.
Why is mental fitness so important?
Mental fitness is the foundation for success at anything. Without it, we experience stress, overwhelm, disappointment, self-doubt, regret, anger, shame, guilt and worry. Increasing our mental fitness not only increases our capacity to handle life’s challenges, it profoundly and sustainably improves whatever we want to achieve in life.
Mental fitness benefits everyone and, as you improve your mental fitness levels, you will experience more happiness, empathy, gratitude, curiosity, creativity and self-confidence. And you will be able to take calm, clear-headed, laser-focused action.
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 emotions such as stress, disappointment, self-doubt, regret, anger, shame, guilt, or worry. Your Sage handles challenges through 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).
Measuring mental fitness
Positive Intelligence (PQ) is a measure of our mental fitness. Watch this video to learn more about positive intelligence and how to achieve peak mental fitness.
The research, published in Professor Shirzad Chamine’s book Positive Intelligence, demonstrates how your PQ score is the best indicator of how happy you are and how well you perform relative to your potential. And that if you want to increase performance or happiness in a sustainable way, either in yourself or in a team that you lead, your best bet is to focus on your PQ Score.
You can boost your PQ significantly with practice. Take our six-week course to learn how to significantly boost your PQ muscles and achieve mental fitness.
The 6 week
PQ Mental Fitness Programme
Designed like a mental fitness bootcamp, the PQ Mental Fitness Programme gives you the insights, motivation, and structure to practise 15 minutes per day for 6 weeks.
The yellowchair programme combines weekly video sessions from Shirzad Chamine, the exclusive Positive Intelligence app with weekly group coaching, and fortnightly masterclasses to support you unlock your superpowers and live life from a Sage perspective.
What you get:
Weekly 1-hour Video Sessions - 7 videos
In these highly engaging sessions, you’ll be guided through experiential exercises that deepen and personalise your understanding of the mental fitness tools. You will leave inspired and energised for the week’s daily practices.
Exclusive App Guiding Your Daily Practice
Each day a different focus for daily practice is assigned through a personalised companion app available exclusively to programme 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 the end of the programme 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. This is included in the app.
Daily Progress Tracking
The app tracks your daily progress against minimum targets associated with new neural pathway (muscle) formation. Personalised daily coaching tips continue to both encourage and challenge you to keep going.
Weekly Group Coaching - 6 sessions
You will join a "Pod" with four people going through the programme with you. This provides invlauable peer support throughout the process. The Pod can check-in with each other daily through the app and have a weekly coaching session to reflect on the video content, discuss challenges and set goals for the week ahead.
Fortnightly Masterclassess - 3 classes
Masterclasses are designed to help you apply the tools to different parts of your life - work, home-life, wellbeing, fitness, resilience or stress. These classes will provide you with high-quality content learning new models and approaches, while also giving you the chance to ask questions delve deeper into your learning.
Daily email support and advice
Each day you will receive an email providing feedback on performance, with advice and tips to support your progress. If you have any questions or issues you can also reach out for support.
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
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