Did you know that the space around you affects you and your business? It does; your environment is affecting you like food is affecting your body. The question is then, why not use this to your advantage?
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that has been in use for over 4000 years. The literal translation means wind and water which are the two key elements to create life, harmony and balance in the world. For centuries, Feng Shui masters have been using astrology and nature as an inspiration to balance this man-made world. The closer we get to nature, the more harmony and peace we will have in our lives. Appropriate use of furniture, colours, decorative ornaments and plants can help us get back to this feeling of peace. Do you want to feel like you are in heaven when you reach home after a long working day?
Today the whole world can be your office. As you know, we are all energy and we are surrounded by it. Everything is affecting you and it’s good to be aware of which colours, shapes and activities are supporting you. Crystals and plants can help you when you are away from your desk. On the other hand, watch out for this! Even if you are traveling or working elsewhere, you should tidy up before you go (even if you don’t want to). Your energy is always connected to the place where you originally work from. Once you activate the energy of the space with Feng Shui, that energy is always working for you and is attracting all the things you want in your life. It’s extremely powerful.
Feng Shui has helped a lot of billionaires, politicians and celebrities to grow their business. Successful people like Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Anita Roddick (The Body Shop), Meghan Markle or Madonna are using Feng Shui to create a life full of abundance. What is their secret? They believe in the power of the universe because they have experienced it themselves. Incredible events have happened in their lives after changing something in their environment.
What if you could change some things in your environment and that would attract more customers and income to your business?
The First Three Steps To Feng Shui Your Office
As Feng Shui means wind and water, letting the energy flow inside your environment is the most important concept. The first three steps to Feng Shui are declutter, move things around and let the energy flow inside your home.
First, remove all the things that are not serving you and make sure there are no objects obstructing doors or circulation spaces. Next, feel the harmony in the space and move things around your home frequently; especially when a big moment in your career or business is seen on the horizon and you want to get things moving. Don’t move stuff if things are going well for you but if you feel like things are slow and you are stuck, then it’s the best time to activate that energy. Last one and most important: feel the abundance in the space and let the energy flow everyday by opening the windows, lighting up candles and using essences or incense.
When you enter Madonna’s mansion, she has a fountain at the front of the house. This represents abundance flowing towards your front door and inside your home. She is also very organized, keeping her home free of clutter and uses Feng Shui regularly to arrange things on her different residencies in order to meet her life and business goals. Madonna not only uses Feng Shui for her home, she also applies Feng Shui in her business branding, projects and activities.
How To Use Feng Shui For Your Business
There are many ways to use Feng Shui for your business. From designing your logo, using the five elements to make your business more successful and visible (see more information below), to finding the most prosperous locations in your office to achieve the best sales, investments and client relationships. The productivity of a team can be determined by the area where they are sitting. If you are working with a team, you can assign them to the best location depending on their task, following the Bagua for business.
Many people ask me what the best area for their vision boards is. Any area of your home is a good place for a vision board depending on what you want to achieve. If you want to achieve fame and recognition, then place a vision board northbound showing what you want to be remembered for. On the other hand, if you are looking to achieve short-term goals and you want quick results, then place inspiring images or your goals-list in the South. Be loud and be proud of your goals, they should be on a wall and big enough that you can see them every day when you are working. Your company logo, projects and achievements should be displayed facing North to increase the success and fame of your company significantly.
You don’t need to be a celebrity or a billionaire to feel abundant. All you need to do is make changes in your home or your office to start feeling that way. The most important thing is to do things with intention and pure belief. For example, Madonna believed that she will sell 360 million records in 2018 and she did. Set up optimistic goals that you believe in and ask the universe before you make any changes in your workspace.
Feng Shui goes back to over 4000 years ago, when emperors use it to achieve power, wealth and protection. Before a war started, they would place symbolic icons and objects to a specific location. They already had a great knowledge of astrology, one of the principals of Feng Shui. This is how the different areas in your office or home are set up. They are based on the rotation of the Big Dipper or Ursa Major constellation. For this reason, whatever changes you make to your environment are connected to the stars, the universe and all of us. Therefore, if you want to attract an investor, a business partner or a new project opportunity that is on the other side of the world, you can.
The Best Place For Your Desk?
Make sure you feel abundant in the space you call your office. Introduce new decorative objects, flowers, lights that make you feel alive and full of joy. One of the most important things is to have a solid wall behind your back without any shelves as well as not having a door or a window on your back or in front of you; it must be on the side.
Have you ever felt less productive when you worked from a different place?
It is not your imagination and it is not that you didn’t drink enough coffee that day! The truth is that depending on which direction you are facing, you will feel more productive and you will get more results with less effort. Everyone has four bad facing directions and four best facing directions. When you are facing your best directions, you feel like things are happening naturally for you and that things are working incredibly well. You can choose to face those favourable directions every day no matter where you are. Change your facing direction when you are working, for example try a different direction every day this week and you will see which day you get more work done.
Implementing The Five Elements
This is a principal that we apply on every aspect of Feng Shui. They are the elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. Add all five elements in your office to create harmony in the space.
For example, this can be translated into colours of red, brown, grey, dark blue or green. It can also be visualized as triangle, square, round, waves and upright rectangular shapes. There are a lot of different interpretations and solutions to balance the five elements.
If you want to be more precise, a Feng Shui consultant can do a reading of your Chinese personal chart and advice you on which activities, colours and business relationships are best for you. This can help you find your ideal business partners and even your life purpose.
What are we looking for? To balance those elements, creating a flow of energy and make sure they are not clashing with each other. For example, fire controls metal but earth and metal support each other. Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, is an earth person and that’s why making beauty products is working so well for her. Cosmetics represent fire and this energy is very empowering for her.
Are you ready to Feng Shui your life and business? Everything starts with a thought and the belief that you have the power to change your life! A tiny change you make in your home can make a massive difference in your life. Start with small steps; you can make your business grow and have a happy and peaceful life at the same time.
Once you discover the power of Feng Shui, you will have endless amounts of ideas to create the life you want.