How to create an inspiring work environment. Feng Shui your office space to magnify success and maximize career potential.

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Feng Shui — the combination of ancient Chinese wisdom and practical common sense.

How can you use this centuries-old wisdom to improve your work?

Start by arranging your environment in such a way that everything harmonizes and stimulates positive energy. Feng Shui is all about the flow of energy.

Clutter stops the flow of energy. Make sure your pathways are clear with an easy flow around any furniture in the room.

The Feng Shui color wheel shows each direction’s color, element, and area of life. (Easily accessed on Google).


  • Element is water
  • The colors are blue and black (blue is for clarity and inspiration, and black/grey is for calming)
  • Affects career

North East

  • Element is earth
  • colors are brown, yellow, and pink (brown is for grounding, yellow is for abundance and prosperity)
  • Affects education


  • Element is wood
  • Color is green (green is for knowledge and growth)
  • Affects family

South East

  • Element is wood
  • Color is green
  • Affects wealth


  • Element is fire
  • Color is red
  • Affects your name (personal standing) and fame

South West

  • Element is earth
  • Colors are brown, yellow, and pink
  • Affects romance and relationships


  • Element is metal
  • Colors are white, gold, and silver (white is for mental focus)
  • Affects creativity and children

North West

  • Element is metal
  • Colors are white, gold, and silver
  • Affects travel and helpful people

If you have a home office, it should be as far from your bedroom as possible. Add a standing screen to separate it from the rest of the house or room if needed.

Desk placement is very important.

Your desk is best to face the door. This is the power position. Be sure to place it as far away from the door as possible.

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If you have to sit with your back to the door, place a mirror in front of you.

The ideal desk is solid wood and has a rectangular shape.

Place your computer on the right side of the desk, with something higher on the left, such as a lamp. Have something solid behind you.

It’s also auspicious to have inspiring images or messages on the walls. Something that symbolizes abundance, success, prosperity — what you want to accomplish.

As much as possible, avoid sharp corners on office furniture. Position sharp edges away from you. Rounded corners are ideal.

If you don’t have a natural, inspiring view to look at, create one with appropriate artwork or images that appeal to you.

If you do have an office window, but the view from it is less than inspiring, mask it with a translucent curtain.

When it comes to items on your desk, be sure to choose pieces that inspire you. Reflecting on your personality in your surroundings inspires personal growth.

The sound of running water helps reduce stress. This can be accomplished through a small fountain planter or even background music.

Plants are a must. They activate positive energy and help get rid of negative energy. Have a plant in front of windows and on the southeast corner of your desk.

I have three money plants on my desk.

Money plants:

  • Jade
  • Pilea Peperomioides, also known as the coin plant
  • Pachira aquatica — money tree
  • Golden pothos
  • Swiss Cheese plant
  • Silver Satin
  • Silver Dollar vine
  • Bamboo

Another helpful item is aromatherapy.

  • Basil, grapefruit, or rosemary for mental alertness.
  • Sandalwood to help calm and ground you
  • Orage for emotional balance
  • Patchouli to relieve tension

Do you have bookshelves in your office? If so, make sure they’re tidy and neat. Overcrowded bookshelves can make you feel overwhelmed and block positive energy.

Sitting at your desk — the farthest corner on your left-hand side is your wealth area. The farthest right corner is love. The section that is in the center, closest to you (most likely where your keyboard is), is your career center.


  • Have a comfortable chair
  • Natural light
  • Engaging, inspiring environment
  • Plenty of workable surface area
  • Ample storage
  • Supplies within reach
  • A best friend
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