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Feng Shui to the Rescue
Mon Dec 10 2012 |
I received an e-mail from a long-time client that contained both good and bad news. First, the good news: she read my article about clearing office clutter and spent a whole day clearing out excess files and everything else that didn't belong in her office. A few days later, out of the blue she got a call from the Vice President of Communications for a significant trade group that works on consumer issues, who was referred to her by another client. The VP hired my client almost on the spot to write a major speech for her organization's CEO. It's a fast turn around project that will double her income this month. My client credited her success to a good Feng Shui clutter clearing, but acknowledged that it has taken her longer to "dig out" from clutter than she would like. But each time she tackles a room, something good happens to her as a result.
So what's the bad news? The reason she was so thrilled to sign this new client was because after many years of running her own successful consulting business, this was the first month she seriously wondered in she could pay her bills. Her major client lost its funding source and couldn't renew her retainer contract, and two new clients who seemed like "sure bets" ended up not having enough money to proceed. I can't stop thinking about this story because I found it to be such a startling illustration of how our difficult economic situation is having a rippling effect. And I wondered whether Feng Shui can come to the rescue when someone is facing an financial crisis.
In Feng Shui, nothing new flows into your life until you make room for it.
This weekend, I embarked on a massive office clutter-clearing project, and now the two file cabinets and two closets in my office are in amazing order. I shredded what seemed like tons of old documents, took a bunch of things to the local women’s shelter, and loaded my trashcans with the rest.
And yes, I did see an immediate result. Yesterday I received a call from a new client who wanted to set up a home consultation, and this morning there was an e-mail from another potential client.
So here’s my Feng Shui challenge to you – clear out one file cabinet, one drawer, or one closet this week and let me now if anything changes for you.