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FENG SHUI OFFICE TIPS: Planning for Success with a Feng Shui Consultant

Utilizing Feng Shui Office tips helps achieving the business goals you’re setting out to accomplish.

Some of you may find your business has been a place of challenges both on a personal and professional level. This is usually a sign that something is up at a deeper, more advanced Feng Shui level. The energy distribution of each building is based on its year of construction and its orientation. This means there are literally hundreds of combinations that cause each building to have positive or negative effects on its occupants. In addition, each of the occupants has a need for more specific colors, materials or desk placement based on their date of birth.

So, to make things a bit easier for you, I am giving you here four Feng Shui  Office Tips for buildings you may come across when shopping around for a location, when considering where to move your office or business, or where to start a new one. If you have already moved in this can serve as a “check list” to evaluate how good the building you have rented or purchased is and whether it would be a good idea to consider having the advise of a Feng Shui consultant to do some “fixing.”

A building’s energy, whether good or bad, affects its occupants time and again.  That is because each building is created with certain, specific features that have the ability of affecting people on a health, wellness, relationship, and the ability to perform in business as well as with life in general. So, if a building has great aspects it will affect its occupants in a very “lucky” manner, while buildings that are not very positive will affect its occupants by bringing about unforeseen challenges and overwhelming obstacles.

There is a popular belief that a previous occupant’s bad luck “lingers” in a building after they leave, when in fact it is the Feng Shui’s characteristics under which the building was created– most of the time unbeknownst to designers and architects– that affects different occupants over time. So knowing what has happened to the previous occupant(s) of a space can give you some indication of what the building may have in store for you too.

Obviously there are many variables to how having bad Feng Shui could undermine a company’s business efforts. Check them out and see if any apply to your office or business location:

Feng-Shui-For-BusinessFeng Shui Office Tip 1:

Spaces Where Companies or Businesses Seem To Always Go Out of Business

This is the most obvious “red flag” you can come across: the building has been affecting occupants with a history of financial problems over and over again– and the older the building, the clearer you’ll be able to see this.  So there’s a very good chance that the same building will affect your business the same way.

Three years ago I helped a client, John, select a new business location for a store. I had work with him previously, so he was already aware of how accurate and effective Feng Shui had been for both his residence and with a different business that he had opened a few years prior in a different location.

When reviewing the location he had picked out I advised him that the building had a very adverse potential– bad for financial success, but also bad for the occupants relations and I recommended, if he was going to acquire this space, that he planned in the renovation’s budget for some serious structural remodeling (namely removing the roof of the warehouse-type building so that the original, unfavorable energy could be released and updated to a more favorable, current energy.)  After finding out that the previous occupant had gone bankrupt, John was more than convinced of the need for this replacement and set a budget aside for it.

However, for this new endeavor, he had joined forces with another, very successful entrepreneur, who, unfortunately, didn’t believe in using Feng Shui.
So this gentleman opposed the plans to replace the roof and John, to keep the peace, reluctantly went along with not doing it.

No sooner the store opened than the trouble also appeared on the horizon– sales and goods delivery was delayed several times and dragged on for several months due to multiple misunderstandings between vendors and clients.  In less than a year, John and his new business partner had experienced so many “irreconcilable differences” that they decide to, resentfully, split. By the end of the year the business was sold and a new owner took over. John’s other ventures however, all located in buildings were Feng Shui had been successfully applied, were flourishing.

Feng-Shui-for-Business-2Feng Shui Office Tip 2

Spaces Which Cause Arguments, Office Politicking, Scandals, Lawsuits, etc.

This is a variation on the previous one. However, this kind of building is a bit more difficult to identify because companies and business in this kind of building may still do fairly well financially, which makes it hard to detect as a Feng Shui problem simply due to the fact that it’s being shown as people who are just not getting along with each other. Nevertheless, it could be something as simple as readjusting the office’s layout to improve the relations between people and, consequently, both productivity and the bottom-line.

habtoor_receptionFeng Shui Office Tip 3

Buildings Unoccupied for a Long Time

These situations are the most difficult to explain to clients because most of these buildings are usually on the market for an incredibly reasonable price tag and that can lure even the most hardcore Feng Shui aficionado into thinking “It’s a great deal!”  But remember– not all that glitters is gold. If you investigate a bit more you’ll soon find out that your “dream building” has been unoccupied for months, maybe even years, which is the reason for the cheap price.

What do you do then?

This is a scenario where the help of a qualified consultant will make a difference.

What does it take to fix it? Can be fixed at all? Or is it better to walk away?

All of these questions can be answered in a brief pre-purchase session that can easily fit in your budget.

I have done this several times, one of which I remember very well.  I had witnessed my client, Bob, completely enthusiastic about a space way larger than what he could afford, but wanted it mainly because it had a very “sweet deal” attached to it. Based on the year of construction I was given the place looked like a dream come true– a great space with an excellent price– which made me suspicious. When I asked the real estate agent who occupied the space previously I was told that the space had been empty for seven months– which made me seriously suspicious.

When I review the building upon his request, I found it highly negative for business success and advise against my client’s leasing it.

Later, Bob’s sent one of his undercover employees to have a friendly “chat” with the occupants of the office suite right next door. There we found out that the building had indeed been empty for seven months because the previous company had gone bankrupt and its guarantor was still carrying out the lease for them. So think about whether or not you’d like to get one of these supposed “deals” for yourself and your business.

2-modern-officeFeng Shui Office Tip 4 

Buildings That Have Been in Business Since the Beginning of Time and They’re Still Thriving

Now it probably goes without saying that these are the best buildings ever. You can think of them as coming with a “Feng Shui Warranty.” They may need to be “tinkered with” a bit to accommodate your business and maximize its potential, but you know a good potential is there to begin with.  And this is the kind of building I recommend my client to always look for.

But the trick is: there are not very many of them around. And any of my students who have helped people scouting for property will tell you the same.

Only about 25% of buildings designed and constructed without keeping Feng Shui in account end up having good potential, and they still need tweaking afterwards! So imagine what happens when you just “choose” your business or office location without keeping Feng Shui in consideration. Are you really ready to take such a risk? And very expensive risk too, between set up costs and lost income?

Again, there is no need for you to play the guessing game when comes to Feng Shui.

I am more than willing to assist you in making the right Feng Shui choices, and my consulting costs are very reasonable when compared with the cost you will be encountering by moving into the wrong building. Think how much money you will be saving by moving your business into a good Feng Shui location from inception, or maximizing the one you are in right now.

So give me a call and let’s set up a consultation. I am looking forward to help you creating a very successful business for yourself, your family and all of your employees.

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