July 11th, 2016
Last week's blog gave you Feng Shui tips for the office; this week we explore for Feng Shui can help you attract success.
Feng Shui is all about the flow of the ch'i (the universal energy) in a space. Some believe that managers should really consider this when setting up their office space as it is said that taking care of Feng Shui is a way of investing in your team. After all, if you put people in a space with no light or colour can you expect any energy from them?
One of the most vital teachings of Feng Shui is that in order to achieve balance in our spaces we need to create balance. We achieve thiswith the following five elements: Fire, earth, metal, water and wood.
The textbooks say that the best way to achieve a good energy flow, or ch'i, is to have a combination of these elements; so this might be a mixture of wood, ceramics, metal, mirrors and orange colours in your office. The chi is said to flow more freely if you incorporate the element that best represents your personality or industry. This helps to create the ideal working environment.
Choose your vibe - use the chart above to think about your own office and what materials and colours would be best placed: for example if I were to consider the above chart along with my own professional environment (marketing department) I would think that I should add more wood to nurture creativity.
Use colour - colour is also important to create the kind of working environment you think suits your business. What's important to your business? Is your company young and vibrant? Perhaps choose oranges- as these bright tones indicate energy and passion. Do you want to indicate that you are trustworthy? Blue has these implications and it is also calming so it is a colour often used in places such as Doctors Surgeries. Or perhaps you're a creative company - then green would be a good choice for you.
You don't just have to change the walls to add colour; we have a range of colourful furniture available at ACS that will help you create the perfect look.
Attract wealth - include photos or representations of things you want, goals, or representations of abundance and prosperity. Ancient teachings say that having items in your home or office that speak to you of wealth and abundance will attract more wealth and success and better flow of energy. If this is not achievable with furniture keeping a money jar on display is also a common practice.