Resources


BookPQ GymVideo

Resources


BookPQ GymVideo

The Book


The breakthrough tools and techniques in this book combine the best of human behavior sciences. They have been honed over years of coaching 100s of CEOs and their executive teams.

This book shows you how to:

  • Measure the Positive Intelligence® Score (PQ) for yourself or your team and increase it dramatically
  • Identify which of the ten “Saboteurs” are your hidden internal enemies: Judge, Controller, Victim, Stickler, Avoider, Pleaser, Restless, Hyper- Achiever, Hyper-Vigilant, or Hyper-Rational.
  • Conquer your Saboteur and strengthen its counterpart.
  • Develop new brain “muscles,” even while doing daily routines.
  • Access 5 greatly untapped mental powers with fun “power games.”

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Excerpt (from Introduction):

I was twelve when I read an illustrated book about Sisyphus, the king who was being punished after falling from grace. For weeks I couldn’t get the image out of my mind. This poor former king painstakingly pushing a huge boulder up a steep hill over and over again, only to see his efforts unravel right before making it to the top. What torture, I thought! I felt burdened and depressed just thinking about it.

It took me years of observing myself and others to realize that in many aspects of our lives we don’t fare much better than Sisyphus. Many of our efforts at improving our success or happiness unravel just as surely as the giant boulder rolling back to the bottom of the hill.

Think about it. Why are most New Year’s resolutions abandoned year after year? Why do most dieters succumb to yo-yo dieting? Why does that nagging and anxious voice in our head keep returning to torture us when we are trying to sleep? Why is our increased happiness so fleeting after we achieve what we thought would bring lasting happiness? Why do new leadership skills acquired in workshops soon give way to old habits? Why do expensive team-building retreats only result in temporary blips in team cohesion and performance? 

Download Intro and Ch 1 (PDF)

PQ Gym


One of the many research-based tools of Positive Intelligence is “PQ Reps.” These simple 10-second exercises build up new “muscles” (neural pathways) in your PQ Brain region.

The PQ Brain region releases endorphins that counter stress-related hormones caused by your Survivor Brain region and its associated Saboteurs. As you strengthen you PQ Brain, you are able to meet your challenges with a calm and clear mind, laser-focused on insight and action.

The 2 audio files below are samplings of tools available in the six-week Positive Intelligence program.

15-MINUTE AUDIO
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5-MINUTE AUDIO
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Videos


Google Author Talk – Shirzad reveals CEO-tested techniques for developing mastery over your own mind, the greatest determinant for achieving professional success and happiness.

Shirzad shows how to shift your mind from self-sabotage to optimal performance using simple and proven neuroscience-based techniques.

Videos


Google Author Talk – Shirzad reveals CEO-tested techniques for developing mastery over your own mind, the greatest determinant for achieving professional success and happiness.


Shirzad shows how to shift your mind from self-sabotage to optimal performance using simple and proven neuroscience-based techniques.