Life is all about communication. Misunderstandings can shatter brilliant relationships. Businesses can crumble due to poor communication. Without a voice resonant with intention, you are likely to fall into the background noise of life. Open, clear communication makes the world a much better place.
I lose my voice once or twice a year when I start communicating in a big way without recharging my personal batteries enough. When my voice starts to go, I can’t communicate clearly for obvious reasons, but I also need to just take a break and reorganize my own communication flow. Since now is one of those voiceless times, now I am bringing back a classic article of mine to reinforce the need to communicate clearly. It is time for some feng shui for better communication!
COMMUNICATION: Say it in NEON and you certainly make an impact. Chances are in neon you will have a very legible typeface and you will have a bright, fiery color to add importance to your flickering or glowing message. If only life was as seamless as neon, perhaps it would be easier to communicate clearly without making noise.
Since life is not neon, lets look at your home or office and how to make it more legible. The more ideas flow freely, the more clear, crisp and defined a voice you will have…!
1. Scan your desk. Is there anything on your desk that bespeaks your aesthetic, even a small thing like a paperweight? My disco ball does well by me most of the time, but it is too small. Time to go bigger and bolder with my desk personality.
2. Look at the emails you send. You may not think about it, but the font, the color and the signature of your emails is another way that you communicate. If your email template is not something uniform and related to who you are- (IE, a lawyer should probably not be sending hot pink Comic Sans font emails to potential clients, etc, through maybe?! Depends on who he or she is!)- make the switch. Keep your email signature legible and illustrative of who you are.
3. Check your phone. That smartphone that may have grown less smart over time. Is it cracked, dirty or full of junk pictures and old texts? Or old numbers? Is it backed up by a cloud? Do you have control of your contact list so you aren’t on the brink of confusion should you lose your phone or drop it in a puddle? These are all signs of harmony vs. disorder. You don’t need a super-phone to have order and precision. We look at these phone computer objects more often than we may want to admit!
4. See if you have a clear view of yourself in all of the mirrors of your home. Wash them. Make sure they hang straight. Our surroundings are often thought of as a mirror of what is going on inside of us, so we should keep our mirrors as pristine as possible. Oh, and please never hang two mirrors facing each other on opposing walls. Badddd stuff.
5. If you are often misunderstood, record yourself talking to someone and listen to that recording. Do you hear what you are actually saying? While I don’t want you to become self-conscious, it is really worth talking a look at what you are actually communicating. Keep a journal to harness your wood energy (and fire, the element of emotional expression) and grow more aware of all the ways you have succeeded at getting a message across as well as where you have stumbled in the past. Some people are great talking business and clam up talking about personal things, etc, etc. Awareness is the first step to change. And positive change in communication will massively change your life!
And, if you want to dive in to your own personalized feng shui in a modern, practical way, Say hello to Feng Shui 101. Its the guide I made for you to create your own personalized feng shui at home, in the office, wherever you may be… in 8 weeks. It’s not filled with strict rules or what you “must” do. Its filled with information, questions, exercises and even videos and classes to help you confidently create amazing spaces with killer feng shui and live with more flow. Learn more about the 8-week feng shui adventure & grab your copy to get started right HERE… And, as always, please let me know what happens! xoxo Dana