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If I told you that you could reduce your anxiety and stress level, improve your relationships and performance, and experience greater happiness in your life with only 2-minute practices, 3 times a day, would you want to know more?

It sounds like a NO-BRAINER!

THIS was the invitation I received from world-renowned coach and best selling author Shirzad Chamine.

I learned that Shirzad’s Positive Intelligence (PQ) model identifies "10 saboteurs" and "5 sage powers" within the human psyche that determine “mental fitness” - or one's individual ability to manage stressful situations. I was intrigued and then hooked. This model works!

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Have you ever...?

  • Suffered from Anxiety?
  • Judged yourself or others?
  • Tried to control people or situations?
  • Avoided a conversation that needed to happen?
  • Or said "YES" when you wanted to say "NO"?

Then you NEED this program!

We all have them.

There are self-sabotaging functions of your mind ALWAYS at work.

They trigger negative emotions in your brain like "fight" or "flight".

All of that STRESS that makes us feel ANXIOUS, exhausted, and overwhelmed...

Are triggered by the "saboteurs" at work in our brain. When we experience positive emotions like love, joy, empathy, and compassion, we are in our "sage brain" ~ our true self. The AMAZING news is that we can learn to strengthen our sage powers to override the saboteurs.

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I was fascinated with this idea, so I enrolled in the 7-week Positive Intelligence course.


In less than two months my “PQ” score – a numerical gauge of my mental fitness –
went from 71 to 85 (on a scale of 0-100).


And guess what?

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This happened in the middle of a global pandemic.

Shirzad’s Positive Intelligence course supplied me with added tools in the midst of coronavirus. The world was in chaos. People’s lives were being turned upside-down. Yet, in the midst of all of this, students in Shirzad’s course, who had committed to a daily practice of “PQ reps” (mini mindfulness exercises in his Positive Intelligence app) and weekly lessons were able to successfully weaken their saboteurs and strengthen their sages. We ALL saw results.

I can’t think of a better time to be immersed in this work. I learned how to identify my self-sabotaging behaviors and strengthen my ability to turn adverse situations into a gift and opportunity.

It isn’t just some “look on the bright side” cliché.


Hi, I'm LaVonda!

I’m a PQ Coach and founder of JOYFUL JOURNEY.

If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know how profoundly I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety. I’ve been in therapy, 12-step programs, read numerous self-books, and most important, The Bible. All of those things have given me tools to help manage my emotions and I finally discovered FREEDOM!

But this PQ thing and the operating system behind it made an impact in my life.

Positive Intelligence training gives me:

✔️ Short, easy exercises to tune deeply into the present moment (like 2 minutes or less – no hour-long meditations)
✔️ Awareness of my thoughts and where they are coming from
✔️ Tools to activate my inner wisdom and override negative emotions
✔️ Reminders (through the app) to practice these tools throughout the day

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I, along, with hundreds of other coaches in the PQ Program, experienced remarkable shifts in our thoughts, moods, and stress levels over the course of the seven weeks (even in the midst of the global pandemic and traveling to the United States from Germany to enroll our twins in college)

At the end of the course, I was offered the opportunity to become a PQ Coach.
I hesitated over the investment, but I decided to go for it.

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And here's why


Shirzad has a vision of bringing this PQ operating system to as many people as possible around the world.

The idea is that the more we can lessen our fear (from our saboteur thoughts) and focus on love and compassion (our sage powers), the more likely we will be to support leaders who lead from love instead of fear, and we can dig ourselves out of the current political mess we are in.

And it all starts with doing this work on ourselves, which has ripple effects on our families, our communities, our nations, and our world.

I bought into the vision, quite literally (with my credit card), for the privilege of being one of the pioneering coaches to bring this work to a larger audience.


If you're not physically fit, you'd feel physical stress as you climb a steep hill.

If you're not mentally fit, you'd feel mental stress such, as anxiety, frustration, and unhappiness, as you handle work and relationship challenges.

80% of people score below the minimum level of mental fitness required for peak performance and happiness.

The great news? With recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and technology, you can now improve your mental fitness within 6 weeks of practice.

The results? 
Dramatically improved performance and productivity and a calm, clear and happier (JOYFUL) mind.

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Here's how it works

ENROLL TODAY and receive the entire PQ Program at a 65% discount FOR EVERYTHING!

Why? Because I want this work to reach AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE at a time when we need it most.


Here's what happens after you enroll



Every Saturday you’ll get a 1-hour video lesson delivered to your inbox.

Watch it between Friday and Monday to prepare for the coming week’s exercises. The course is taught by Shirzad Chamine, the founder of Positive Intelligence.


You’ll be assigned to a “pod” of 3-5 participants every Saturday you’ll get a 1-hour video lesson delivered to your inbox...

Your pod will find a time during the week to meet for 30 minutes to discuss your PQ practice.


Tuesday-Friday you will have four 2-minute app-guided practices throughout the day...

Along with reflections and PQ reps; this amounts to about 15 minutes total daily practice.


You will be added to our own private community group for the program...

We'll share our progress, insights, and "aha" moments to support each other’s growth and learning.


"Why should I do this?"

I'm so glad you asked!

If you are human, chances are you can identify with at least one of the following behaviors:

  • Procrastination
  • People-pleasing
  • Controlling people and situations
  • Multi-tasking
  • Overworking
  • Perfectionism
  • Overthinking
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling like a victim
  • Judging yourself harshly


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And maybe you think “It’s just the way I am” and you resign yourself to the stress, overwhelm, worry, and other negative emotions that result.

Trust me, it doesn’t have to be that way. If I can re-wire my brain, I’m pretty sure anyone can! 

This course will help you download a simple operating system into your brain that will improve the way you handle stress, relationships, health and fitness, the global pandemic, you name it – there are infinite applications.



This Program is for you if...

  • You are human
  • You experience stress and negative emotions
  • You are somewhat self-aware
  • You want more love and compassion in your life, plus a whole new group of online friends who share that goal
  • You want to be even more productive in your work, relationships, family, etc.

This Program is NOT for you if:

  • You are so zenfully blissed out all the time that nothing ever bothers you.

  • You think you’ve done enough inner work and aren’t willing to renew your mind.

  • You have zero access to your emotions and prefer to not change.

  • You are not open to watching videos by a guy named Shrizad.

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Get on My Waitlist! I will be offering the program again in February 1.2023

You can change your life by renewing your mind for basically $2 a day over the next 7 weeks.

I look forward to seeing you inside the program!

Questions? Comments? Contact me!