Shad” – “Happened to meet his N.O.V.A. Instructor 4 months after being taught N.O.V.A.. The first thing Shad did when he saw his Instructor was to go up and tell him enthusiastically, “I stopped listening to Heavy Metal!”. Shad’s Instructor was quite impressed by this declaration, and congratulated Shad on his accomplishment. Several minutes later, it hit Shad’s Instructor that this “Paradigm Shift” Shad had meant a lot to Shad and was something Shad decided to “Change” in his life to help him get to his path of excellence.