In “Positive Intelligence,” Shirzad Chamine introduces readers to the concept of Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ), which measures one’s ability to handle life’s challenges with a positive mindset. Chamine asserts that while IQ and EQ are important, a high PQ is the key to living a fulfilling life. Throughout the book, he outlines techniques for increasing PQ and provides compelling evidence for why this is such a critical aspect of personal and professional success.
The Saboteur Within Chamine introduces the concept of Saboteurs, which are negative thought patterns that prevent us from reaching our full potential. He identifies ten common Saboteurs, including the Judge, Controller, and Hyper-Achiever, and explains how they manifest in our lives. The chapter ends with a self-assessment tool to help readers identify their dominant Saboteurs.
The Sage Within In contrast to Saboteurs, the Sage is the part of us that thinks positively and acts with clarity and compassion. Chamine argues that everyone has access to their inner Sage, but it can be difficult to hear its voice over the constant chatter of Saboteurs. He provides tips for accessing the Sage and cultivating a positive inner voice.
The Three Gifts Chamine introduces the concept of the Three Gifts – empathy, exploration, and innovation – which are the building blocks of positive intelligence. He explains how each of these gifts is critical to developing a high PQ and provides examples of how they can be applied in various areas of life.
PQ Reps Just as physical exercise can strengthen the body, Chamine argues that PQ Reps can strengthen the mind. He provides several exercises that can be done daily to increase PQ, including the 3-1-0 technique and the PQ Pause.
Saboteur Assessment Chamine provides a more detailed assessment tool for identifying Saboteurs and provides tips for how to manage them. He emphasizes the importance of understanding one’s Saboteurs to increase self-awareness and ultimately improve PQ.
Sage Assessment Similar to the Saboteur Assessment, Chamine provides a tool for identifying one’s inner Sage. He explains how to listen to the Sage’s voice and provides techniques for cultivating a more positive inner voice.
PQ Brain Chamine explains the neuroscience behind PQ. And how negative thought patterns can literally change the structure of the brain. He provides evidence for why it’s critical to develop a high PQ .And offers tips for rewiring the brain for positivity.
PQ Goals Chamine provides guidance on how to set PQ-related goals and why they are important. He explains how to track progress and provides examples of how PQ can impact various areas of life, including relationships, career, and overall well-being.
PQ Habits Building on the concept of PQ Reps, Chamine explains how to develop habits that support a high PQ. He provides several examples of daily habits that can be incorporated into one’s routine to cultivate positivity and resilience.
In “Positive Intelligence,” Shirzad Chamine provides a compelling case for why developing a high PQ is critical to personal and professional success. He provides practical tips and exercises for increasing PQ,. As well as assessments for identifying Saboteurs and cultivating the Sage within. The book is well-written and easy to follow, with real-life examples that illustrate the power of positive intelligence. Overall, “Positive Intelligence” is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their mindset and achieve greater success in life.