Jen, a self-employed work-from-home millennial, recognized that she was overanalyzing everything, including the needs of existing clients, because she was afraid of missing something or doing it wrong. Therefore, she was spending a lot of un-billable time providing her clients information they neither needed nor wanted. They simply wanted the results she promised.
Do you have a tendency to over-think and over-complicate everything you do? The secret is to let go of the old way of thinking and replace it with new streamlined thoughts and action. In other words, unclutter your thoughts and use positive energy thinking to create a new way of doing things.
Streamline your thinking – Feng Shui for your mind
It’s all about being efficient and effective so you can be more productive and profitable, while enjoying the journey. It’s not about how complex you can make something, how many options there are or if you should use them all. Get rid of the old patterns of thought — more is rarely better.
Jen needed to bolster her income and decided to use the following Feng Shui positive energy principles to increase her prosperity and focus energy on creating “abundant income.”
Create visual reminders to stay focused. Make “ABUNDANT INCOME” signs in various sizes and post them in your office and home:
in the east to encourage new business
in the southeast to encourage more money
in the south to encourage good fortune and
in the northwest to encourage helpful people refer business.
Unclutter, unclutter, unclutter! Unclutter every area you place the cards so you will not energize the clutter but rather the real goal, that of ABUNDANT INCOME.
Create a positive energy roadmap for the future. Jen then created new business cards and promotional materials that utilized positive energy
through the color green (for new business and income)
the shape of a globe (to energize work with no boundaries since she since she found new clients through social media) and
a touch of red for good luck.
Then she distributed her new materials, which were designed to attract new business and increase existing business, using the web, networking and even old fashioned snail-mail.
Something was missing
After reviewing her positive energy plan, Jen made a startling discovery. She was using Feng Shui principles to create her new energy plan but forgot that she needed to unclutter her old way of thinking and doing things. If she is using positive energy to create her new business plan, she also needs to apply the uncluttering process to her way of thinking. She took the following steps:
Declutter your thinking. Eliminate 20th century linear thoughts and replace it with circular thinking patterns of balance and harmony found in the yin-yang symbol. In other words, there is a natural flow of things and thoughts to bring them to action and then to completion. Rather than following many tangents that may provide you more knowledge but no results, follow a simple progression that brings the best results.
Simplify your business offerings. Do what you love to do and do it the best. Don’t try to be everything to everyone. Jen’s clients wanted simple, uncluttered easy-to-use social media and networking clouds that either they could run or she could do it for them for a reasonable fee.
Create your personal abundance roadmap. The final step was to realize that she was in the process of creating a personal ABUNDANT INCOME roadmap, not just a one-time plan. It’s one thing to want something enough to focus energy on it (ABUNDANT INCOME) but it’s another thing to create a roadmap for getting there and then to take action.
This is a great process for letting go of the old that is holding you back, and creating the future you want. Today, Jen has a simple easy-to-use roadmap and is well on the way to creating an expanded client base and ABUNDANT INCOME. Feng Shui’s positive energy principles develop an atmosphere for creating the future but you must take action to make something good happen.
Pat Heydlauff, a “flow of focus” expert, speaker and consultant designs home and workplace environments that unleash the flow of focus and maximize performance while creating balance and increasing prosperity. She is author of the forthcoming book, A Look Within, and published books, Feng Shui, So Easy a Child Can Do It, Beyond Engagement: Seven Ways Leaders Fuel Tomorrow’s Sustainability, and Selling Your Home with a Competitive Edge.