When people have a paradigm shift, what used to look like a problem now looks like an opportunity.


The acknowledgement of (not ignoring) our triggers (body signals but mostly judgments) signaling an opportunity to make a choice about how to act rather than be controlled by our ego. It’s understanding and accepting ownership of “self” (our internal barriers and blind spots).

Example: A team member walks into a room and you immediately flinch because of prior interactions you thought were unpleasant. The flinch is a trigger signaling an opportunity to either avoid the person or acknowledge the judgments about the unpleasant interactions.



This is a practiced skill which allows you to become competent in gaining control of your “self”-triggers through observation. Mastery of this skill allows you to pay attention rather than act automatically on your thoughts. You gain a keen awareness of your impact on the environment around you.

Example: You notice you are about to gossip about someone. Rather than gossip, you choose to say nothing.


Being competent in Organizational Mastery empowers you to make choices consciously and with a clear understanding of the ego’s impact of those choices.

Example: You choose to transition from a supervisory position back to an individual contributor within the same organization out of respect for your core values (which may be in conflict with your boss or the organization), instead of following your ego to remain in a position because of the status.

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is on your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
— Jiddu Krishnamurti