There’s always a norm that whenever a business becomes successful, people will say that it is run by a Chinese owner or because of the help of Feng Shui. Most of us probably know by now what Feng Shui is. But for those who don’t, it is the placement of objects (or rocks) to balance the flow of energy take a thing or existence productive and prosperous.
This ancient Chinese art has been the staple of all successful business for decades. Wherever you go in the world, you will always hear people saying that a successful business uses Feng Shui and any kinds of Chinese trickery. So what’s with the buzz going on with businesses and Feng Shui?
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art of placing objects that will bring negative or positive effects to a thing or existence. The placement of such objects will base on the energy flow of the energy of the universe which is called ‘chi’ with relations on the yin and yang symbol.
Feng and Shui means ‘wind’ and ‘water’ and it is said to believe that through the movement of both wind and water is why ‘chi’ existed which flows into the universe. This chi is said to be impeded but balance so every negative forms will be balanced with positive ones.
The Yin and Yang symbol is the perfect representation of what Feng Shui is all about. The black area represents weakness, dark, coldness, and female. While the white side, on the other hand, represents a characterized strong character, brightness, warm, summer, and male. As you can see on the symbol itself, the white part has its own black spot, which is same on the opposite side as well. This represents balance like all things should be.
Applying Feng Shui to Your Business
Decluttering Your Desk/Workspace
According to Feng Shui experts, decluttering your desk improves work performance and increases the chance of being productive on your work as well. The clutter symbolizes barricades that hinders your ability to work more effectively. That’s why it is important to clean and declutter your desk for a more productive and happy work session.
Feng Shui experts says that the position of your desk plays a vital role for positive energy to come into your business. The best position of your desk should be where you can get a view of your whole room or workplace as possible where your back is facing the wall. The door or window should also never be at your back to prevent negative energy from coming in. The optimal position for your desk is placing it diagonally with the door in front of you.
Flowers and Plants
Plants and flowers also play a huge role in the success of a business based on Feng Shui. That’s why you should fill your office desk with cute little flowers/plants that are placed in little pots. However, you must avoid putting sharp-pointed plants or cactuses as these types of plants will attract negative energy. Whenever a plant dies, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible and replace it with a newer one.
Water is known as the symbol of money in Feng Shui. That’s why it is important to keep water clean and fresh as possible. Scaled-down desk fountains is a worthy addition to your office desk not only because it brings luck, but it also breathes life to your desk as well. An aquarium is also ideal too but make sure that the water is clean all the time and doesn’t get murky.
For Home Offices
Feng Shui has its own way to bring luck to home offices. For instances, the ceiling of your home office should be flat as it generates the flow of positive energy. Home offices that is a part of a larger room should be partitioned with a divider such as a large plant or a furniture.
Even if you’re working at home, Feng Shui says that it is still important to dress well as you do outside your home. This will attract positive energy to your overall health and appearance. Never work if you haven’t taken a bath yet or if you’re still in your sleeping clothes.