Mental Fitness - From self-sabotage to self-mastery

Today, leadership relies on our ability to adapt, regulate our emotions, deal with varying demands and sense emerging needs and opportunities. But, our brains are wired for a simpler world and we experience stress, overwhelm and frustration when we don’t have the mental muscles to handle the complexity, uncertainty and relentless pace of the 21st century.

More than ever, we need to be mentally fit so we can handle challenges with greater ease and flow, waste less time on conflict, drama and self-doubt and channel our energy into making a lasting, positive impact.



3 Core muscles constitute your mental fitness:

Saboteurs Interceptor Muscle

This muscle helps you become aware of your top saboteurs and become skilled at discrediting and intercepting them before they generate unhelpful thoughts, emotions and internal voices that stop you from reaching your potential.

Sage Muscle

This muscle handles challenges with a clear and calm mind. It has access to your 5 primary powers: Empathize, Explore, Innovate, Navigate, and Activate. For peak performance, you learn how and when to use each power skilfully.

Self-Command Muscle

This muscle is able to self-regulate your thoughts and feelings. Innovative 10-second exercises called PQ reps are used to build up this crucial muscle in the brain, just like doing reps in a gym build your biceps.

Take your free saboteur assessment here to discover the most common ways you self-sabotage

Your 6 week programme

We have partnered with Stanford lecturer and best-selling author Shirzad Chamine and Positive Intelligence Inc. to bring you this cutting-edge programme, designed like a mental fitness bootcamp. Thanks to recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, psychology and performance science, you will significantly boost your mental fitness in just 6 weeks.

It is designed to fit into your busy life by combining videos, 15 minutes of daily practice and weekly evening group coaching calls. You’ll have a state-of-the-art app to track your progress and guide your practice in a mental fitness gym.

Boost your self-command muscle

You learn and practice innovative 10-second PQ Reps that boost your self-command. This enables YOU to rule your own brain rather than being run by your Saboteur-hijacked mind. Self-command is key to intercepting unhelpful mental habits and rewiring your brain to respond more effectively.

Intercept the Judge Saboteur

This 2nd week, you identify, intercept and weaken the most damaging Saboteur: your internal Judge. You begin to see how judging yourself, others, and your circumstances is a key source of your stress — and how damaging it is to your performance. Most participants discover their Judge is far more prevalent — and damaging — than they suspected.

Intercept your Accomplice Saboteurs

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.

  • Expose your accomplice Saboteur’s hidden lies, limiting beliefs and negative patterns.
  • Reveal this Saboteur’s impact on performance, relationships, and stress.
  • Discover how to quickly intercept this Saboteur before it hijacks you.
  • Rewire your negative neural pathways by redirecting this Saboteur’s response

Shift From Saboteur to Sage

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.

  • Practice the Sage Perspective that every outcome or circumstance can be turned into a gift and opportunity.
  • Use the 3 Gifts Technique to find the opportunity in setbacks.
  • Replace draining self-judgment with energizing self-acceptance and empathy.
  • Boost speed of recovery from failures and setbacks.

Boost the Sage Powers

The Sage region of the brain enables 5 primary powers.  Analogous to the 3 primary colours, these 5 powers recombine to form all of the emotional intelligence competencies considered crucial to professional success.


  • Augment your mental toolbox with 5 Sage powers.
  • Practice 3 techniques to activate each power.
  • Know when to use which power–right tool at the right time.
  • Boost emotional intelligence through combinations of the 5 primary powers

Take Clear-Headed, Laser-Focused Action

In the final week, you use your Sage’s Navigate and Activate powers to take clear-headed, laser-focused, decisive action.

  • Use your Sage’s Navigate power to align your actions with a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.
  • Use your Sage’s Activate power to act without fear or emotional distractions even in midst of great crises.
  • Discover your Sage’s deep wisdom, far surpassing your analytical intelligence.
  • Discover how your Sage generates your highest performance while enjoying every step–“in the zone.”

Sustain the Momentum

In this final session, you discover how to continue using your PQ tools for a variety of work and life applications and use the PQ app to maintain your new mental muscles and Sage habits.

Breakthrough Results

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 capacities lead to substantial results:

High PQ Leads to an almost 10-year increase in lifespan (based on historical data extrapolation by independent researchers)

CEOs are more likely to lead happy teams who report their work climate to be conducive to high performance

A comparison of sixty teams showed that a team’s PQ was the greatest predictor of its achievementt

Project teams perform 31 percent better on key performance metric

Higher PQ results in enhanced immune system functioning, lower levels of stress-related hormones, lower blood pressure, less pain, fewer colds, better sleep, and a smaller likelihood of having hypertension, diabetes, or strokes

Employees take fewer sick days and are less likely to become burned out or quit

Book your spot on the programme today

If you are ready to re-wire years of self-sabotaging habits and create lasting change in your life and work, just register your interest today. Sarah will get in touch to personalise a package to suit you (either 1:1 with a coach, as part of a group or team or self-led) and answer any questions you might have. An indicative package is shown below.


Example mental fitness package:


  • 2 baseline assessments
  • 6 x 1-hour video lessons 
  • 6 1:1 coaching sessions
  • PQ App with mental fitness gym, guided daily practices, coach challenges and progress tracker (one year access to the app after your programme ends)


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100% Risk-Free Guarantee

You need to see and feel this programme to believe it. That’s why we offer an iron-clad 14-day guarantee. At any time during the first 14 days of the programme, simply send us a one-sentence email: Full refund please.

What People Say About The Positive Intelligence Programme

The Positive Intelligence (PQ) model is a brilliant breakthrough as it defines, measures, and improves your awareness of your own performance and happiness. It also helps solve the mystery of why so many smart people still fail to be successful.”

Jim Lanzone

Chief Digital Officer, CBS

“Most of the trainings I’ve done fizzle out very quickly. I started this program a year ago and its impact on me keeps growing. It has been life changing on so many levels.

I’m so much more effective and have so much less stress in every area of my life — from blowing past revenue targets at work, to far more fulfilling relationships at home.”

Bruce Zali

VP of Sales & Marketing, Promise Technologyere

“This has been the most impactful training I ever experienced. You develop powerful mental muscles to deal with challenges with much less stress and greater clarity, creativity, and resilience”

Adam McGraw

Sales VP & GM, American Express

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