How to Create Happiness in the Work Environment to Increase Productivity

What if you could make sure that the environment that you create in your workplace is completely positive, and it makes employees reach their maximum potential?

A lot goes into your business being at its absolute best. Resources, ideas, plans, strategies, networking skills and most importantly, an excellent team to execute all this.

Now the question- what qualities should be in the people that you have hired to make them into a good team?
There is skill, qualification, commitment, responsibility and drive all come to mind. But one aspect that most of us overlook, is that team members must be happy.

We all function at our best when we are happiest. There is more to work than just robotically finishing tasks. If we enjoy what we do, we create at our full potential and maximize productivity.
Take a minute to imagine- the people that you have hired based on their amazing skills and capabilities performing even better!

Being a leader and having seniority over others makes us responsible to ensure that the company receives the best, here are a few way we can do that:

  1. Ask Questions and Identify Interests and Strengths
Ask the team members relevant questions to understand their potential and inclination.
Find out the kind of work they are suited for and inclined towards, and their performance will increase drastically.
This will require you to spend one-on-one time with employees and understand them on a personal level.

2. Identify ‘Showing’ areas and ‘Growing’ areas
   When someone makes a mistake in the workplace, what is the first thing that bosses do? They yell and shout, and use negative motivation. If you deal with mistakes in this manner, the employee does not understand what went wrong. Take some time out, and explain what went wrong, ask their awareness on how they can improve on it and give them suggestions, not answers. Help them find a path and tools to navigate the situation in a better manner- don’t tell them they ‘can’t’ do it, tell them this is somewhere they can ‘grow’.       

Similarly, identify areas that are the strong areas of the employee and encourage them. Just like they should know what has gone wrong, they should also know what they have done right- this will result in repetition and expansion of the desired behavior.

3. Share Your Experiences
One of your roles as a leader is sharing your experiences, which is the path you took, the decisions you made and the conclusions you came to. It is not about controlling their path and their decisions; it’s about giving them the space to expand upon what they know so that they can make their own decisions and choose what is best for them personally. 

As a result, you have a healthier, more optimistic and more centered team.
Ask yourself then- What if you and your team could create the happiest business on this planet that generates more money that you can imagine?

Kass Thomas

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Unlearn to be yourself!

The basis, or the ground on which you build your life, is the quality of communication that you have with yourself and others. The way you understand your communication pattern is by asking yourself the following questions:
In your intimate communication, how do you behave with yourself? Are you caring (respectful), honest, lucid and encouraging? Or do you judge, do you lower yourself and always see what needs to be done better?
In your communication with others (people other than your own self), how do you position yourself? When you are talking with others- is your agenda to be right, or to truly listen? Do you impose your vision on others, or are you open to others’ visions?

Conflicts arise when we don’t understand where the other person is coming from. You don’t understand, and they don’t either. Where does that leave your conversation? In a stagnant, unproductive place.
It is also possible, that you might listen (without the goal of ‘winning’ the argument), and find something of substance in what they are conveying to you. This will make you better in whatever subject that is the topic of discussion.
And then, when you show that you genuinely are interested to know the other person’s point of view, the person with whom you communicate might ponder as well over your views. In the end, joining the most enticing aspects of both your points of views, you have an engaging  and genuine discussion.

Similarly, in conflicts that are internal, do we truly accept and consider all the opinions we might have? In two paths that are in front of us, do we acknowledge and understand both paths? If we do, that will lead us to take the path that is best for us at that moment.

These are some of the things we can create by truly listening and communicating effectively:
– More fun to communicate
– Less conflicts
– Rewarding discussions
– Elimination of conflicts
– Problem solving
– Easier speaking in public
– Ease in professional and personal relationships
And so much more!
Discover the workshops of Kass Thomas, coach in communication, “7 Steps to Flawless Communication” and “Dancing with Riches”.

Kass Thomas

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What is the easiest way to get back to you – when you lose yourself? * Qual è il modo più facile per tornare a te – quando perdi te stesso? * Quel est le moyen le plus simple de vous retrouver quand vous vous perdez?

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What is the easiest way to get back to you – when you lose yourself?
by Kass Thomas
There are always moments – which could last seconds, hours, days, weeks – where you suddenly realize: this is not me. When you become aware that something is wrong and you are behaving in a way that is different from how you want to behave, there is a process you can undergo, consciously or subconsciously, that helps you get back to your true self.
You need to be aware of how you get back to who you truly are in order to understand yourself better. What makes you refocus, re-centre and return to your mind, body and being?
  1. IdentificationAm I not being myself? What is the situation I am in- is it causing me stress?
  2. Accountability: What are the emotions that are blocking me from being myself? How do I want to behave?
  3. Choosing the Right Path for You: How do I get back to me? What are the activities and actions that will allow me find my path back to who I really am?
In order to run through my experience with this, here is my journey on how I get back to myself.
  1. Identification: It is easy for me to recognize when I am not being myself. How, you ask?
    To know when you are away from you, you need to first be completely aware of yourself as a person. What is your most recurring emotion? How do you react in a pressurised situation? How do you react in a favourable situation? Once you have answered questions like these, it will be easy to identify when you are not being your true self.
    At times when I feel unnecessarily cranky, nervous, irritable or I simply take myself too seriously, I realize- this is not me. This is not how I choose to react, and so I will change this.
  1. Accountability: We all have a certain set of emotions that we revolve around- for me, it is happy, free-flowing, laughter (humour) and energy. As soon as you identify emotions that you don’t normally feel, you have a feeling that something is wrong. Emotions give way to undesirable actions, and sometimes you might even shock yourself that you are behaving a certain way. Backtrack, and identify the actions, and find out the source of the actions- which are emotions. If I find myself angry, irritable, befuddled or discombobulated, I immediately STOP, and I ask myself- What is wrong? Why am I behaving this way? How do I get back to me, and what will make me calm down enough to enter my own space again?
  1. Choosing the Right Path: We all have different ways to refocus, recentre and return to ourselves. The place we want to reach is a completely calm, focussed and relaxed space. How we get there, is up to us.
What calms you down? What are the actions that make you feel close to yourself?
It could be reading, singing, dancing or even taking a nap!
Something that helps me feel close to myself is merely stopping to observe the simplicity and ease of my surroundings. I could connect with a tree, the sea, the sky or even an animal.
Then, if I connect with a tree, I might focus on its leaves, the softness with which they move with the breeze, or the flower beside it, so effortless in its simplicity, yet so wholesome with the complexity of its functions and structure. 
I might watch a cat, gracefully striding and suddenly stopping, watching with its sharp eyes, taking in its surrounding and truly registering it. I connect with the cat, and for a moment, take in the surroundings through its eyes, through its focus and objectivity.
Find your rhythm, find your path. Remember to always get back to you, because you are the best space for yourself.
Qual è il modo più facile per tornare a te – quando perdi te stesso?
di Kass Thomas
Ci sono sempre momenti – che potrebbero durare secondi, ore, giorni, settimane – dove all’improvviso realizziamo: “questa non sono io”. dove all’improvviso realizzi: questo non sono io. Quando diventi consapevole che qualcosa non va e ti stai comportando in un modo diverso da come vorresti comportarti, c’è un processo a cui puoi essere sottoposto, consciamente o inconsciamente, che ti aiuta a tornare al tuo vero sé.
Per capire meglio noi stessi, abbiamo bisogno di consapevolezza e di riconnetterci con noi stessi.
Che cosa ci fa focalizzare di nuovo, ri-centrare e tornare alla nostra mente, al nostro corpo e al nostro Essere?
  1. Identificazione: Non sono me stesso? La situazione in cui sono adesso è per me fonte di stress?
  2. Responsabilità: quali sono le emozioni che mi impediscono di essere me stesso? Come voglio comportarmi?
  3. Scegliere la strada giusta per te: Come posso tornare ad essere me stesso? Quali sono le attività e le azioni che mi permetteranno di ritrovare il mio percorso verso chi sono veramente?
Per riportare la mia esperienza, ecco il modo in cui io torno a me stessa.
  1. Identificazione: è facile per me riconoscere quando non sono me stessa. “Come?” ti chiederai. 
Per sapere quando sei lontano da chi sei veramente, devi prima essere completamente consapevole di te stesso come persona. Qual è la tua emozione più ricorrente? Come reagisci quando sei sotto pressione? Come reagisci in una situazione favorevole? Una volta che avrai risposto a queste domande, sarà facile capire quando non sei te stesso.
A volte, quando mi sento scontrosa, nervosa, irritabile senza motivo o semplicemente mi prendo troppo sul serio, mi rendo conto: “questa non sono io. Questo non è il modo in cui scelgo di reagire” e quindi lo cambio.
  1. Responsabilità: Tutti noi abbiamo un certo tipo di emozioni che ci girano intorno – per me sono felicità, fluire liberamente, risate (umorismo) ed energia. Non appena identifichi emozioni che non senti normalmente, hai la sensazione che qualcosa non va. Le emozioni lasciano il posto a azioni indesiderabili, e a volte potresti perfino essere scioccato dal comportarti in un certo modo. Torna indietro,  identifica le azioni e scopri la fonte delle azioni, ovvero le emozioni. Se mi scopro arrabbiata, irritabile, confusa o scombussolata, mi fermo immediatamente e mi chiedo: “cosa c’è che non va? Perché mi sto comportando in questo modo? Cosa mi farà ritrovare la calma e tornare di nuovo nel mio spazio?”
  1. Scegli la strada giusta: tutti noi abbiamo modi diversi di rifocalizzarci, ri-centrarci e tornare a noi stessi. Il luogo che vogliamo raggiungere è uno spazio completamente calmo, focalizzato e rilassato. Come arrivarci sta a noi. Cosa ti calma? Quali sono le azioni che ti fanno sentire vicino a te stesso? Potrebbe essere leggere, cantare, ballare o anche fare un riposino!
Qualcosa che mi aiuta a sentirmi vicino a me è semplicemente fermarmi ad osservare la semplicità e la facilità di ciò che mi circonda. Potrei connettermi con un albero, il mare, il cielo o persino un animale.
Quindi, se mi collego con un albero, potrei concentrarmi sulle sue foglie, sulla delicatezza con cui si muovono con la brezza, o sul fiore lì accanto, così spontaneo nella sua semplicità, eppure così integrato con la complessità delle sue funzioni e della sua struttura.
Potrei guardare un gatto, che cammina aggraziato e poi si ferma all’improvviso, guardando con i suoi occhi acuti, osservando l’ambiente e recependolo davvero. Mi collego con il gatto e, per un momento, vedo l’ambiente attraverso i suoi occhi, attraverso la sua messa a fuoco e obiettività.
Trova il tuo ritmo, trova il tuo percorso. Ricordati di tornare sempre da te, perché sei lo spazio migliore per te stesso.


Quel est le moyen le plus simple de vous retrouver quand vous vous perdez ?
 par Kass Thomas
Il y a toujours moments- qui peuvent durer quelques secondes, heures, jours, semaines, où nous réalisons tout à coup : je ne suis pas moi. Lorsque nous entrons dans cet espace où nous sommes conscients que quelque chose ne va pas, que quelque chose nous fait réagir plus que nous aimerion. Il existe un processus que nous subissons, consciemment ou inconsciemment, qui nous permet de revenir à notre vrai moi.
Nous avons besoin d’être conscients de la façon dont nous retrouvons qui nous sommes vraiment afin de mieux nous comprendre. Qu’est-ce qui nous fait nous concentrer, recentrer et revenir à notre esprit, notre corps et notre être ?
  1. Identification : Est-ce que je ne suis pas moi-même ? Dans quelle situation suis-je qui me stresse ?
  2. Responsabilité : Quelles sont les émotions qui m’empêchent d’être moi-même ? Quelles sont les actions qui m’ont permis de m’en rendre compte ? Ces actions sont-elles le résultat de ces émotions indésirables ?
  3. Choisir le bon chemin : Comment puis-je revenir à moi ? Quelles sont les activités et les actions qui me permettront de retrouver le chemin vers qui je suis vraiment ?
Pour partager avec vous mon expérience avec ça, voici mon parcours sur comment je reviens vers moi-même.
    1. Identification : Il est facile pour moi de reconnaître quand je ne suis pas moi-même. Comment, vous demandez ?
    Pour savoir quand vous vous éloignez de vous, vous devez d’abord être complètement conscient de vous-même en tant que personne. Quelle est votre émotion la plus récurrente ? Comment réagissez-vous dans une situation qui vous met sous pression ? Comment réagissez-vous dans une situation qui vous est favorable ? Une fois que vous aurez répondu à des questions comme celles-ci, il vous sera facile de déterminer quand vous n’êtes pas vraiment vous.
    Parfois, lorsque je me sens inutilement grincheuse, nerveuse, irritable ou que je me prends trop au sérieux, je réalise que ce n’est pas moi. Ce n’est pas ainsi que j’ai choisi de réagir et je vais donc changer cela.
    1. Responsabilité : nous avons tous un certain ensemble d’émotions autour desquelles nous gravitons – pour moi, c’est la joie, la fluidité, le rire (humour) et l’énergie. Dès que vous identifiez des émotions que vous ne ressentez pas normalement, vous avez le sentiment que quelque chose ne va pas. Les émotions cèdent le pas à des actions indésirables, et parfois vous pourriez même être choqué de vous comporter d’une certaine manière. Revenez en arrière, identifiez les actions et identifiez la source de celles-ci, à savoir les émotions. Si je suis en colère, irritable, confuse ou déconcertée, je m’ARRÊTE immédiatement et je me demande: qu’est-ce qui ne va pas ? Pourquoi je me comporte de cette façon ? Comment puis-je retourner en moi et qu’est-ce qui me calmera suffisamment pour retourner dans mon propre espace ?
    2. Choisir le bon chemin : Nous avons tous différentes façons de nous concentrer, de nous recentrer et de revenir à nous-mêmes. L’endroit que nous voulons atteindre est un espace complètement calme, concentré et détendu. Comment y arriver, ça ne tient qu’à nous.
    Qu’est-ce qui vous calme ? Quelles sont les actions qui vous font vous sentir proche de vous ? Ce pourrait être lire, chanter, danser ou même faire une sieste !
Quelque chose qui m’aide à me sentir proche de moi est simplement de m’arrêter pour observer la simplicité et la facilité de mon environnement. Je peux me connecter avec un arbre, la mer, le ciel ou même un animal.
Ensuite, si je me connecte à un arbre, je peux me concentrer sur ses feuilles, la douceur avec laquelle elles se déplacent avec la brise, ou la fleur à côté, sans effort dans sa simplicité, mais tellement salutaire avec la complexité de ses fonctions et de sa structure.
Je peux regarder un chat marcher à grands pas et s’arrêter soudainement, regardant avec ses yeux perçants, pénétrant son environnement et l’enregistrant vraiment. Je me connecte avec le chat et, pendant un instant, j’observe l’environnement à travers ses yeux, sa perspicacité et son objectivité.
Trouvez votre rythme, votre chemin. Rappelez-vous de toujours revenir à vous, car vous êtes le meilleur espace pour vous-même.

“About Kass – A proposito di Kass”

I would like to mention here a testimony that I was pleased to receive

“I meet first time Kass Thomas in summer 2017.  I was at my second Bars class, with an international Facilitator, and after this class there was a presentation.

I was immediately taken by this little book (7 Steps to flawless communication) about communication, so simply and unpretentious, but so strong. I had just bought it when the author came in person!
I never had seen her before – only online – and I immediately noticed her simply elegance and her great presence.

So, I had this book in my hands, and I asked her for a dedication…

Thank you for simply but powerful company in this trip.”

Carla P.

The dedication:
Thank for buying this book, 
it’s little, simply, but not stupid.
I hope it can go with you 
in this beautiful journey 
towards greater awareness

With love,

Mi piacerebbe riportare una testimonianza che mi ha fatto piacere ricevere

“Ho incontrato Kass per la prima volta nell’estate del 2017. Ero alla mia seconda classe Bars con un facilitatore internazionale, e dopo la classe c’era una presentazione.
Ero stata attratta immediatamente da quel piccolo libro (7passi per una comunicazione vincente – ndr) sulla comunicazione, così piccolo e senza pretese, ma così potente.
E appena l’ho preso è arrivata l’autrice in persona!
Non l’avevo mai vista prima – solamente online – e ho notato subito la sua eleganza semplice e la grande presenza.
Così, avevo in mano questo libro, e le ho chiesto una dedica…
Grazie per la preziosa compagnia in questo viaggio.”

Carla P.

La dedica:
Grazie per aver comprato questo libro, 
è piccolo, è facile, ma non stupido.
Spero che ti possa accompagnare 
nel viaggio bello verso una 
consapevolezza maggiore

Con amore,

How To Recover Yourself From an Undesirable Situation

How To Recover Yourself From an Undesirable Situation

Has an incident ever thrown you off your game completely?

Have you ever noticed how an incident or a conversation can throw you off track, scramble your head or make you feel discombobulated?

We experience reaction formation post this incident, and the feeling of confusion and panic is created. When we project our feelings into our reaction, we tend to create even more havoc.
This usually results in us entering or creating a situation that doesn’t reflect who we are, or what we desire out of this situation, and we move away from ourselves. 
In simple terms:

Undesired Incident→ Discombobulated Feelings/Mind→ Unproductive Reaction→ Harmful Situation

Let’s look at an example.

Not very long ago, I went through a similar situation. Here is a breakdown of events:

Undesired Incident/Problem→ 
I had to change planes twice before reaching my destination in Canada. I had to travel from Rome to Amsterdam,  Amsterdam to Toronto and then Toronto to Edmonton.
Upon reaching Toronto, I was told my bags were stuck in Amsterdam and would be delivered two days later to Edmonton.

Discombobulated Feelings/Mind→  Unproductive Reaction
I cried.
It was a beyonds moment- a moment where I felt beyond any control. It felt like there was a part of me crying, and there was another part of me that was shocked at my reaction, but still, completely out of control.
I proceeded to customs with no suitcases, and I was whining at the customs official like a child. I could still understand that what I was doing was ridiculous, but could not snap back into reasonable behaviour.

This undesirable reaction led to another undesirable reaction.
I decided I needed a smoke to calm down. I usually roll my own cigarettes, organic tobacco, which is often mistaken for marijuana in America.
As I was rolling my cigarette, crying, shivering and upset, I happened to notice a gentleman rolling weed just next to me and panicked again.

Now, pause. Let’s analyze this.
If I was my usual, calm self, not recently put off by my bags getting delayed, I would have calmly moved away, or remembered that marijuana is actually legal in Canada.Instead, I panicked and created even more confusion and havoc in my head, which would in no way be beneficial to my situation.

My mind jumped to the worst case scenario:  “Oh great, now I’m going to get arrested with no bags or anything!”

Harmful Situation→ 
Now, let’s understand, there was not one, but two undesirable situations (one created by the other) that had thrown my off my game, and I was just not myself.

In this state of mind, I went inside and checked the screen for Edmonton. The gate was much further than I had thought previously, and they kept announcing, “Last call! Last call!”, which added further to my frenzy. As I arrived, all sweaty from rushing-

The attendance checks my ticket and declares, “This isn’t your flight.”
“What?! Not my flight?!” I exclaim.
So I checked my ticket again properly and sure enough, I was on a different flight. Same destination. Same time. Different airlines. Here was my ‘harmful’ situation.
I thought, there was no way I could get on that particular flight, and there were no other flights for my destination. In my head, I’m panicking, repeating- Oops. Oh NO! NOW WHAT?!

After I repeated these words, I was just about to go into reaction formation AGAIN. This is when I laughed. This is when I realized, it is not me thinking this way. Two negative doom and gloom thoughts in a row (and another incoming) is a dead giveaway: This is not me.

I realized that instead of getting further and further away from me with each accumulating event, I needed to connect with myself again.

I literally said out loud: “Hold it! This is not me. This is not in line with who I am and what I desire. I’m going to change this now. Universe, please show me the magic?”
Ah! Finally, a space started opening up. I could even see clearer, and saw the monitors. I now realize, my flight gate was at the very location I was at when I started panicking to catch the wrong flight. 

This made me laugh again.The Universe had been on my side this whole time, but I was so wrapped up in my bag loss and the marijuana scare, disconnected from me, that I was not even able to see the helping hand that was right in front of me

I ran all around the chicken house barn looking for what was right in front of me all along. Has that ever happened to you?

I knew at that point that I would make it. Even if I had to transmigrate, engage the elementals. I had reconnected with me and from that space anything was possible. I couldn’t  go wrong.

So whether it is meditation or deep breathing, laughter, a walk in nature or a poc and pod, do whatever it takes, whatever works for you.
But make sure you are connected with you, before you begin interacting with others and creating reactions.
It will save you lots of strife and heartache and open up infinite possibilities. 

Kass Thomas

#kassthomas #7steps #7stepstoflawlesscommunication #dancingwithriches #kassism 
#accessconsciousness #whatelseispossible #weip #nevergiveup #easejoy&glory

#communication #motivation #empoweringpeople #relationship 

“What need do you have that is being fulfilled by the relationships you choose? – Che bisogno hai di soddisfare le relazioni che scegli?”

What need do you have that is being fulfilled by the relationships you choose?

Some people consider relationships laborious, a sacrifice or a burden. We often do our “relationship duties” out of obligation. This can leave us feeling empty or resentful, inadequate or even taken advantage of. 

Either way it’s not ease, joy or glory.

A sense of obligation can weigh a relationship down tremendously. It often creates separation and rejection  based on projections, resentment, blame, shame,  unfulfilled expectations or any number of other inventions and misunderstandings.
How much fun is that, huh!?
Not so much.

What if it could be easier?

The most important thing in any relationship – whether it be with a partner, your kids, family friends or colleagues is that you are honest and truthful with you. Connected with you. 

Kass Thomas


Che bisogno hai di soddisfare le relazioni che scegli?

Alcune persone considerano le relazioni laboriose, un sacrificio o un peso. Spesso facciamo i nostri “doveri relazionali” per obbligo. Questo può lasciarci svuotati o risentiti, inadeguati o addirittura sfruttati.

In ogni caso, non è la facilità, la gioia o la gloria.

Un senso di obbligo può pesare tremendamente su una relazione. Spesso crea separazione e rifiuto basato su proiezioni, risentimento, colpa, vergogna, aspettative insoddisfatte o qualsiasi numero di altre invenzioni e incomprensioni.
Quanto è divertente, eh!?
Non tanto.

E se fosse più facile?

La cosa più importante in ogni relazione – che sia con un partner, i tuoi figli, amici di famiglia o colleghi è che tu sia onesto e sincero con te. Connesso con te.

Kass Thomas