One of the things I did long ago to transform my business and
my career was feng shui my home and office.
If you’re not familiar with the term ‘feng shui’ – it comes from the
Chinese and is generally translated as ‘wind-water.’ Doesn’t tell
you much with that translation now, does it?
In simpler terms, feng shui means ‘the art of placement.’ It is
knowing where to place things in your environment with the
intention (a key element) of having these changes bring
you good fortune, good luck, good health, etc.
In feng shui the two most important pieces of furniture in your
home are your bed and your desk. Because you spend
the majority of your time in these two places – where and how
they are positioned are very important. Not only that, but what
you have around yourself in these areas is also important.
This means, first off, if you’re an absolute slob with a cluttered bedroom
and a cluttered office (something I must guard against) – you won’t be as
focused and action-oriented as the person who keeps things in an
First laws of the Universe are order and organization. When you have
order and organization – you experience a feeling of harmony and
well-being. I like to reverse the order and call it H-O-O. Harmony comes
from having Order and Organization.
There is much that I and my wife could teach you on this – and even more
that a friend of mine can teach (he knows Tibetan, Chinese and ancient
Celtic practices of placement). But the true key to understand is that all
the changes you make physically DO have an effect on yourself and others –
and in a BIG way. At the same time, in order for the changes to take place
you must begin to IMAGINE different.
For example, when you place an auspicious symbol on your desk, you tell
yourself, ‘I’m placing this symbol here in order to bring me more customers.’
When you clean your messy office, you tell yourself you are doing so in
order to bring harmony into your business affairs and to attract greater
When you hang a symbol on the wall you tell yourself that this is to strengthen
my self-image, to give me greater courage and confidence – and so on.
Putting your intention and desire into the changes is Psycho-Cybernetics 101.
Dr. Maltz often spoke about dedicating everything he did throughout the day
to the improvement of his self-image. If taking out the garbage, this was also
a mental metaphor for throwing out the garbage in your own mind.
When cleaning your desk, this is a metaphor for cleaning the thoughts in your
mind – directing them toward something positive that you want to create.
Now, let’s say that your home or office is a garbage heap. Well, what can I
say. Not only is this bad for your mind – it’s bad for your health, too.
The good news is that when you begin to clean up the clutter – your mind will
harmonize. And if you clean up with the intention of improving your life – and
you think about improving your life the entire time you’re cleaning, then loook
out world – here YOU come.
When you’re finished getting organized, make sure you take a trip into your
very own private movie theatre – the one in your own mind. Once inside,
clean, organize and polish your self-image. Make it shine brightly. Give it
Do this and I assure you that your life will change.
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