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.
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.
3 Core muscles constitute your mental fitness:
1. Saboteurs Interceptor Muscle You 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 MuscleYou’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.
Bookended by two 1:1 coaching sessions
The first week you learn innovative 10-second PQ Reps that boost your self-command. This enables you to run your brain rather than being run by your Saboteur-hijacked brain. Self-command is key to intercepting unhelpful mental habits and rewiring your brain to respond more effectively.
For this entire week, you'll intercept and weaken the most damaging Saboteur, the Judge. You discover how judging yourself, others, and circumstances is a key source of your stress and quite damaging to your performance. Most participants discover their Judge to be far more prevalent and damaging than they suspected.
This week you intercept and weaken the top accomplice to your Judge Saboteur, identified through the Saboteur Assessment from the following: Avoider, Controller, Hyper-Achiever, Hyper-Rational, Hyper-Vigilant, Pleaser, Restless, Stickler, Victim.
After weakening your Saboteurs, it is now time to strengthen your Sage, the counterpart to your Saboteurs. Your Sage lives in an entirely different part of your brain, generates all your positive emotions, and achieves peak performance through a calm and clear mind.
The Sage region of the brain enables 5 primary powers. Analogous to the 3 primary colors, these 5 powers recombine to form all of the emotional intelligence competencies considered crucial to professional success.
In our final week, you use your Sage's Navigate and Activate powers to take clear-headed, laser-focused, decisive action.
“The PQ program has helped me realize how my negative thoughts were impacting everything in my personal and professional life. I now have very practical techniques to deal with feelings of anger, anxiety, and fear. I learned how to confront the negative voices in my head and retrain my brain to focus on positive thoughts, feelings, and emotions. The technique literally takes minutes per day and can be done any time. I've found a sense of peace and happiness since completing the program and approach problems and difficult situations much differently.”
Engineering Ops Manager, Cisco
San Jose, CA
"I signed up for the PQ program because I wanted to find more frameworks to catch my negative patterns of thinking and turn them into positive thoughts, particularly so that I could be more effective in my job and in my relationships. Wendy's coaching, combined with the PQ program, has been transformative for me to understand my personal saboteurs and ways in which I can be mindful and continue to improve my mental fitness every single day.”
San Francisco, C
“The PQ program really helped me become aware of situations where my various saboteurs show up and—even more importantly—it helped me to be aware of my Sage powers and how to use them. Through the PQ program and Wendy’s coaching, I now can catch myself in a negative thought pattern much quicker, identify the saboteur and counter it with a more positive approach and sage perspective.”
Senior Project Manager
San Jose, CA
"Working through the PQ program with Wendy gave me a new perspective on old challenges, a way to dream bigger and a new vocabulary to grow with for years to come. Her guidance and support was invaluable, especially during what has been a stressful year. If you're looking for a compassionate way to shake up your year, look no further!"
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