Is your mind constantly making you feel nervous and anxious?
Does your mind keep you up at night?
Do you feel like you’re constantly judging yourself?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you need to improve your positive intelligence. and increase your mental fitness and
Positive intelligence measures your mental fitness – the percentage of time your mind is benefiting you as opposed to sabotaging you.
High positive intelligence means that your mind is lifting you up and helping you keep a positive mindset. Having high positive intelligence makes you feel happier and helps you achieve success.
The concept is explained in detail in Shirzad Chamine’s book titled Positive Intelligence.
In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into Shirzad’s book and cover everything you need to know generating positive emotions while handling life’s challenges.
What is Positive Intelligence?
Positive Intelligence measures how often your mind acts in your best interest.
According to Shirzad, “your mind is your best friend, but it is also your worst enemy.”
Consequently, positive intelligence focuses on two modes, which we will discuss in the next section.
High positive intelligence means that your mind is being a good friend and helping you feel more calm, productive, and content.
A low positive intelligence is when your brain acts as your enemy, leading to feelings of frustration, sadness, and stress.
Positive intelligence refers to your ability to control your mind and ensure it acts in your best interest. Similar to emotional intelligence, this concept has grown in popularity in the executive coaching world.
The Sage and the Saboteurs (The Two Modes of Your Mind)
According to Shirzad’s book, the mind has two modes: positive and negative. The positive mode is called the Sage, while the negative mode is called your Saboteurs.
Shirzad encourages us to weaken or get rid of our internal Saboteurs, which is the source of our negative thoughts especially when we deal with workplace and personal challenges.
Our positive intelligence Saboteurs are also responsible for our feelings of frustration, regret, anxiety, shame, and guilt.
On the other hand, our Sage helps us handle challenges by encouraging us to focus on empathy, curiosity, tranquility, productivity, and more.
Mental Fitness is a Measure of Your Positive Intelligence
According to Shirzad, “mental fitness is a measure of the strength of your positive mental muscles (Sage) versus the negative (Saboteur).
This measure of your mental fitness is called PQ (Positive Intelligence Quotient).
PQ measures how often your mind is on your side. When your mind is on your side, you can achieve success with ease. When your mind is trying to sabotage you, you’ll feel more stressed out and incapable of achieving your goals.
In fact, research with around 500,000 participants indicated that PQ plays a crucial role in determining your happiness, productivity, and performance.
Fortunately, positive intelligence is a skill you can learn and develop.
If you want to improve your mental fitness today, visit the Corporate Class website.
We offer a 1-hour Webinar on Mental Fitness for professionals and teams. The webinar is based on Shirzad Chamine’s positive intelligence book and will help you learn how to improve your performance and mental wellbeing.
Who should attend this webinar?
- Managers across industries (business, engineering, product, finance, etc.) who are looking to become better leaders.
- Human Resources and Learning & Development Professionals looking for innovative coaching-at-scale programs to improve wellbeing, engagement and performance in their organizations.
What will you learn?
If you’ve ever experienced mental stress, anxiety, or frustration while handling difficult tasks and relationship challenges, this webinar will help you tackle those feelings and find a way to move forward.
Sign up for our Mental Fitness webinar today to improve your positive intelligence!