We all know one or two people that know a lot of stuff about a lot of stuff, right? I happen to be one of those people. I’m not bragging or boosting my ego, it just is what it is. I constantly learn, study, take courses, etc. I enjoy doing this. Today this article is for the entrepreneurs here who work from home and need some home office tips to get more clients, boost sales and smash your business goals,
I’m a Feng Shui geek. There I said it. I love everything about it. Don’t go running away yet. Read on!
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My love of Feng Shui took me to Ottawa for a one week intensive course to became a Certified Practitioner. The practice just completely blows my mind. I am always in awe with its results and how easy it is to do. Feng Shui is by far the easiest and quickest way to change everything in your life.
Most people are still in the dark about what exactly Feng Shui is and how it works. Unfortunately, most people still think it’s some crazy woowoo religion or funky witch’s shenanigans. It’s not. At all.
Without going into a full out story about what Feng Shui really is, I’m gonna give you Iva’s condensed version and then go right into the topic for today-home office tips using Feng Shui.
Definition of Feng Shui in Iva’s language
Feng Shui is the practice of turning your space into a harmonious, loving, abundant, happy place with the simple act of taking what you have in your home, your things, objects, art, etc, and placing them where they belong. It’s also about getting rid of yukky horrible stuff in your home that is leaving negative energy in your space.
It’s that and so much more but the practice of Feng Shui is simple. Turn your home, office, apartment, etc into a happy, prosperous, peaceful place.
So let’s get started.
This is the basic bagua map. It is my bible. This is the only map you will ever use with Feng Shui. EVER! Save it, copy it, print it, share it. It is your guide to a happier life.
You will line up this map to your home office. The bottom line is to be lined up with your door. Back left corner (purple square), when standing in your doorway, is the Wealth and Prosperity Area, front center (in this pic you can see it is the black square), usually the doorway area for most, is the Career Area.
There are 5 main elements in Feng Shui that must be used in each area. Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth and Water. In the map above you can see the primary elements for each area. You can also see the colors that are used in each area.
Try to use them in some way. It’s pretty simple but if you have a hard time with it, shoot me off an email or comment below and I’ll be more than happy to help you with this.
9 Home office tips using Feng Shui
1 Clean your office!!
Like ASAP. Go on!! You absolutely positively cannot have peace and harmony, or success and abundance, with clutter and dirt. No way no how.
Are there piles in the corner that you have been meaning to get to but haven’t had the time? Make the time. I’m telling you right now. Trust me on this one.
Take a second and locate your home office on the Bagua Map. Now if your office is a chaotic mess, that life area on the map is probably a mess too, right? Capiche? Clean it.
2 Make sure you face the door
When you sit at your desk is your back to the door or are you facing the door? If your back is to the door, try to put a mirror on the wall to face the door so you can see if anyone is coming in. That way you won’t be scared outta your tree when they bust in.
Or, if you can, rearrange your space so you can see the door easily. Sitting with your back to the door leaves you vulnerable to being startled. It may sound weird but it’s true.
3 No window? Get an landscape picture
Place that picture where you can see it. If you do have a window, make sure to open it daily and get some fresh air moving in there. Replace the old stagnant air from yesterday with new sweet air! Unless you happen to live near a farm or sewage plant, then a fan will do.
Having signs of life, even if only through a photo will bring life into your office as well. This is a great home office tip for those who don’t have windows and wish they could see some outside things!
4 Get a table top water fountain
Here’s a really pretty one from Amazon. If you can’t get a fountain for whatever reason, then place a mirror or picture of water there. If you do have a fountain, make sure the water gets cleaned weekly!!
Flowing water symbolizes money flowing in. Hell-O!!!
5 Enhance the Fame Area
You will want to enhance this area with awards or certificates you have, pics of people who inspire you. This is a Fire area so here you can place a nice lamp or candles, but easy on the water. You don’t want to put out your fire, right?
NO mirrors here.
6 Enhance Helpful People and Travel Area.
You will want to enhance this area if you need help from others, need referrals, want to travel. I love this area. Here you can place spiritual things, angelic things, positive affirmation things.
God I love this Feng Shui stuff!!!! Haha that’s not really a home office tip.
7 Add plants
They add life and beauty. Flowering plants are best but money trees kinda rock too!! If you can’t place real plants, artificial ones are good too as long as they don’t look cheap or tacky AND you keep them clean. Yes, that means you have to dust them occasionally.
Plants add life, life adds energy, energy brings more clients and more moolah! I’m not kidding.
8 Clean off desk at the end of the day
Don’t leave seriously old dead files on your desk. They’re dead, right? Get rid of ‘em!! As a matter of fact, anything in that office that is old or dead or useless, get rid of!
Prepare your desk for the next day and this home office tip is awesome. Make sure your desk is ready for new work, new clients, new opportunities, new ideas and new business by making room for all that. If your desk is cluttered and full of files and folders and junk, there’s no room for new work or new clients.
9 Keep the Love Area pretty
Make sure to have something in this area that is pretty and *loving*. I mean, I know you’re in here busy working but you can’t forget your loved ones either. A pair of rose quartz crystals, a picture of you and your loved one. Two of anything that resonates love with you will suffice.
When our love area is enhanced, we feel love, not hate or anger or hurt. Just love. And when we feel love we feel better and work better too!
Office desk organization ideas
Those home office tips should be enough to get you started but what about your desk? The great thing about Feng Shui (God I love this Feng Shui stuff) is that you can also Feng Shui your desk using the Bagua Map. On the map, dead center lower row is your desk. Work from there and enhance those areas on your desk too.
Check out the article below for more office desk organization ideas to help you boost sales, increase clients and smash your business goals.
Whether it’s a home office or an outside workspace, you probably spend a lot of hours in your office. Feng Shui proponents believe that employing its principles in your office can bring about productivity and success.
BUT first, a few little important rules. These are pretty important actually so pay attention.
5 rules to follow for your home office tips
· Don’t go crazy in one day and make all those changes. In Feng Shui, 2-3 a week is all you should do. So pick two things and do them this week.
· When you make a change, or a *cure* as I like to call them, visualize what you want to transpire from this change. For example, if you want more helpful people, while you are placing a figurine of an angel in the corner imagine that someone has just referred a bunch of clients to your business. Yay!!
· Always have a positive attitude when curing or de-cluttering.
· If you have something in your office that you don’t like, an ugly picture from your ex-mother-in-law or a vase your best friend bought you but you never liked, get rid of it. It’s negative, you hate it and its energy is lingering in there. You don’t need that kind of energy.
· Resist the urge to go to a random Feng Shui site and buy every little Chinese trinket they insist you NEED to bring prosperity into your life. You can enhance your office easily with the things you already have.
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There you have it my friends! I guarantee that if you follow these home office tips, the feel and energy in your office will shift and you will be a star in no time!! So many people overlook the obvious, ok well it’s obvious to me, when working from home.
You have to remember that just because you work from home doesn’t mean you should be too relaxed about your work. You still need to act like a professional and take your work seriously. If you still worked in an office with a major company would your office look like a pig sty?
I sure hope not!! Clean up your home office, make a few tweaks and watch your business soar!
I told you this was gonna be easy.
Happy Feng Shui’ing
Peace and Love