By Kathryn Weber
Feng shui is big business. Really. A certain pharmaceutical company keeps a feng shui consultant on a million dollar retainer and doesn’t make a move or change to its offices without talking with their consultant first.
Many businesses think that feng shui means Asian decorating style. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Feng shui isn’t just a “Zen” experience or a method for selecting sofa colors and decorative accessories. It’s about seeing your environment in a whole new way. See if this doesn’t get you thinking!
___1. Create flow. No matter whether you have a retail business or you’re a solo-preneur working from home, flow is critical. In the retail setting, it’s important that shelves and goods are pulled away from the walls and that customers can walk around them. If you have a home office, pull your desk away from a wall and place it executive style in the room. This means energy can flow around your desk – and that means business.
___2. Big behinds pay. What’s behind you really matters. (No, not like that! ;-0) If you work at a desk at home or in an office, it’s vital to have a solid wall of support behind you and not a window or door or having your back to the door. If you have a retail business, what’s behind your business? Big buildings BEHIND your business or office will give you good support. A big business front and a little behind isn’t as supportive as a little front and a big behind.
___3. Get off the floor. Make sure that your name is prominently placed and positioned where you look UP at it – even if you work from home! Frame your business name and hang it up on the wall behind you. If you have a rug printed with your name at the front of your business, then people are walking on your good name. Get rid of it.
___4. Signs of life. Every business needs living energy. A vase of flowers or a pretty plant all make a difference in the energy of your business. Keep lush, healthy plants or fresh flowers in your business. I know a restaurant that is always busy and the proprietor maintains a vase full of long-stem roses right by the register.
___5. Don’t get cut off. When you work at a desk or at a register, don’t work behind L-shapes. These become like a hatchet that cuts off flow and can actually be harmful to you. Remove desk returns to stop them from emitting harsh, cutting energy that symbolically cuts you in half!
___6. Put power in the power position. Always place executives at the rear of the building. This is similar to generals standing behind the troops. Executives should be able to see the “troops” at work and should never be placed close to the entrance with the troops behind the general!
___7. Keep your surroundings bright. By keeping your office and business well-lit, you are infusing your space with yang energy – so important for keeping sales coming.
___8. Watch what’s in front of you. What is opposite your desk or the front door to your business? The view from here can often determine your success. If there’s an oncoming street, this can create severe poison arrow energy. If you have a bookshelf opposite your desk, you’ll feel under attack. Make the view a pleasant, uplifting one and you’ll invite prosperity to your business.
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Kathryn Weber is the publisher of the Red Lotus Letter Feng Shui E-zine and certified feng shui consultant in authentic Chinese feng shui. Kathryn helps her readers improve their lives and generate more wealth with feng shui. For more information and to receive her FREE E-book “Easy Money – 3 Steps to Building Massive Wealth with Feng Shui” visit www.redlotusletter.com and learn the fast and fun way how feng shui can make your life more prosperous and abundant!