Place yourself with a mountain
behind you and a river in front of you. You will be more
productive and less tired at the end of office day. This
principle also applies when you want to ask your employer
for a raise. Having a mountain behind and a river in front,
you will increase the chances that he/she will agree. We
are not talking about being outdoors literally, but about
applying those guidelines to your working environment.
Who would have
thought that one day words like chi, energy and harmony would
rhyme with productivity, promotion and success? Well, that day
has come. Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art, is slowly but surely
entering our modern lives, inviting us to combine the circulation
of energy with the quality of life. It's the art of placement
for living in harmony with our environment.
In ancient times,
warriors were placed strategically so that the enemy couldn't
surprise them with an attack from behind. This principle applies
to modern Feng Shui: Position your desk so that you are placed
with the mountain (i.e., a wall) behind you, and having the river
flowing in front of you so can see the entrance comfortably while
seated. This way, you are never surprised or put off guard by
someone entering your space, and you are always prepared to greet
them with positive energy. And as mentioned before, when the
energy circulates better, you will be more productive and less
tired at the end of the day.
So apply this
rule when asking your boss for that raise; if I tell you that
having a mountain behind you and a river in front will increase
your chances of getting it, now you know what I mean...This tip
isn't written in Chinese!