Mental Fitness Coaching

Develop A Growth Mindset

Mental fitness is the X-factor in performance, productivity and success!  

 

Why Mental Fitness?

Lasting, positive change is 20% insight and 80% mental muscle. That's why mental fitness results in sustainable, measurable results. The tangible benefits of mental fitness are:

Peak Performance – you are more productive because you are not held back by self-sabotaging tendencies, resulting in more energy for laser-focused action.

Increased Happiness – you feel happy and at peace, even in tough times, as you develop and reinforce neural pathways to the positive right region of the brain.

Reduced Stress – you recognise when you are caught up in negative emotions that drain your energy and you are able to focus on more positive perspectives such as empathy or deep curiosity.

Better Relationships – you’re able to handle conflicts and create win-win solutions that deepen trust and harmony with others.

 Build Mental Fitness

Self-Command Muscle

Have you ever been "highjacked" by continuous (negative) thoughts passing through your busy mind? Daily short bursts of mental exercises called PQ reps, build the self-command muscle. Your ability to command your mind to return to its current focus when it drifts is mastery over your mind. You control your mind, not the other way around.

Develop Self-Awareness

Our primal survival instinct has created a bias for negative emotions such as fear. These signals of danger activate the freeze, fight or flight response. Overused, the negative bias develops into self-sabotaging tendencies, which can lead to poor performance and a fixed mindset. Mental fitness cultivates a growth mindset. This means you can identify negative biases quicker, become more open to learning and be more agile. 

Choose To See Opportunity

Develop the Sage Perspective that every problem or challenge can be converted into a gift and opportunity. Learn to generate the gift through the 5 Sage Powers of Empathize, Explore, Innovate, Navigate, and Activate. 

Mental fitness is your capacity to respond to life’s challenges with a positive rather than a negative mindset!

PQ Program

Unlike mindfulness or meditation, which develops the self-command muscle, Positive Intelligence® (PQ) focuses on building three core muscles of mental fitness: Self-Command, Saboteur-Interceptor and Sage Muscles. I’ve trained with Shirzad Charmine, Founder of Positive Intelligence® to offer the breakthrough seven-week PQ Program in an easy-to-use app that builds mental fitness in short daily bursts and weekly accountability sessions, creating new habits and building lasting, positive change. It’s included in all my coaching programs as a foundation for the work we’ll do together. For a demo, please book below.

Business Coack Aleka Powell with Positive Intelligence book

Negative Emotions Are Saboteurs 

We all have self-sabotaging tendencies. These are negative emotions that hold power over how we react to life. Our negative emotions are signals to pay attention. Staying in a negative emotion for too long weakens our mental fitness and hurts our ability to see clearly and respond with empathy, curiosity, creativity and get into laser-focused action. 

Saboteur highjacking woman working

Which ones do you recognise within you?

  • Avoider -Focuses on the positive and pleasant in an extreme way, avoiding difficult and unpleasant tasks and conflicts.
  • Controller - Takes charge and connects through competition, challenge and conflict. Strong energy can be interpreted by others as confrontational.
  • Hyper-Achiever -Highly focused on external success for self-respect and self-validation, leading to unsustainable workaholic tendencies and loss of touch with deeper emotional and relationship needs.
  • Hyper-Rational Intense and exclusive focus on the rational processing of everything, including relationships. Can be perceived as cold, distant, and intellectually arrogant.
  • Hyper-VigilantContinuous intense anxiety about all the dangers and what could go wrong, with chronic doubts about self and others.
  • Pleaser - Indirectly tries to gain acceptance and affection by helping, pleasing, rescuing, or flattering others. Loses sight of own needs and becomes resentful as a result.

  • Restless -Constantly in search of greater excitement in the next activity or project, staying busy by juggling many different tasks and plans.
  • Stickler Perfectionism and a need for order and organization taken too far.
  • Victim - Emotional and temperamental as a way to gain attention and affection. An extreme focus on internal feelings, particularly painful ones. Has a martyr streak.

Learn which tendencies are most prominent within you by taking the assessment below!

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