The right place, the right people, just the right time: these are the key ingredients for any successful human endeavor. This is particularly true for any business venture.
Would you like your business to be more prosperous? Would you also like a more harmonious work environment that both invigorates and supports you and the people you work with? How would you like to think more clearly and be more productive?
In case you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you might want to consider the use of Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement.
Water an Mountain
Feng Shui analysis relates power and money to factors called Mountain and Water. The power factor is dealt with in terms of Mountain configurations; the economic factor is dealt with in terms of Water configurations.
Businesses oriented toward profit require spaces with abundant energy flow – places where Water can collect and Chi can accumulate. For this reason most shopping malls and business centers are on the lower ground of cities – not on high plateaus. As well, businesses oriented toward influence and power requires strong Mountain features. Many universities, hospitals, and churches are on higher ground.
Every successful business requires abundant, smooth energy flow. This is what Feng Shui looks for in terms of Water. At the same time, business requires support and stability; this is a matter of the Mountain features.
Position of Your Desk in a Room or Office
In the procedure of Feng Shui, the happiness, success and prosperity you have in your business life is greatly influenced by the position of your desk. The optimal position is one in which your desk is set back to view as much of the room as is possible, with your back to a wall. You should also have a view of both a window and the door, but never in direct line with the door. Diagonal desk and door alignment is most appropriate. The doorway or window shouldn’t be directly behind your back; to do so would invite negative sha chi.
Flowers and Plants
Live plants and flowers bring many positive elements into the workplace. Aside from their natural beauty, they improve air quality, unite us with the natural world outside, and their green color encourages personal and business growth. Avoid any cactus or plants with sharp-looking leaves as these may cause sha chi.
To bring their positive influences, plants and flowers must be healthy and flourishing. If a plant dies, remove it and replace it with another. Keep in mind it better to have a silk plant than none at all. Just be sure to keep it dusted and vibrant-looking.
It is not always easy to find the kind of space most appropriate to your enterprise, or to figure out how to achieve the most effective use of that space. Applying the principles of Feng Shui can make these choices much simpler and significantly improve the effectiveness and success of the business.
Feng Shui principles make use of spatial relationships, orientation, shapes, color and light to improve the energy flow and get better results in all kinds of businesses. Because these principles follow natural laws, they can be applied with equal success at any scale, from a large factory or corporation to a small restaurant or professional office.