Positive Intelligence Quotient, or 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 Positive Intelligence Quotient significantly with practice.
How does PQ work?
PQ is the relative strength of your positive Sage vs. negative Saboteurs.
Saboteurs react to challenges in ways that generate negative emotions such as stress, disappointment, self-doubt, regret, anger, shame, guilt, or worry.
Sage handles challenges through positive emotions like empathy, gratitude, curiosity, creativity, self-confidence, and calm, clear-headed, laser-focused action.
Compared to PQ training, traditional training has a short-term impact for 3 reasons:
For instance, gaining insights into your frustrations doesn’t automatically eliminate them. That requires your mental muscles to shift brain activation.
For example, learning active listening techniques to improve empathy will only have a temporary impact if your deeply-seated Judge Saboteur is not identified and intercepted.
Each training you attend uses a different framework—the 7 steps of managing conflict, the 5 secrets of managing time, etc.—the frameworks compete for mind share, and all fade away.
Whether it’s learning to manage conflicts, managing time, or performing better under pressure, all personal and professional development become applications of the PQ operating system:
This simple framework can be used for a variety of applications to boost root-level mental fitness.