Decluttering for your career is helpful whether you're looking for a new job because you no longer like the field you're in or if you've recently lost your job. No matter what the state of the economy, getting hired can be tough and most people welcome any help they can get, including using a few feng shui principles.
Feng shui practitioner Ellie Marshall focuses on the task of decluttering for all the facets of your life, including, decluttering for your career. Marshall has been an active member of the Feng Shui Guild since 2004.
The Effect of Clutter on Your Career
LoveToKnow (LTK): Can you give our readers a few reasons why they should consider the task of decluttering for the benefit of their careers?
Ellie Marshall (EM): Decluttering, at times, can be a very tough project for some people. If you are currently feeling squeezed by the economy or are job hunting, decluttering can be an overwhelming task.
So why am I recommending that you declutter your home now? For a very simple reason: if you want to bring anything new into your space (or life), you need to get rid of the old. The old in this case is the clutter. More importantly, any type of clutter creates a block or obstacle to what you really want to accomplish in life. That could be more money, a better job or a whole new career.
So, where should you start? By focusing on the following four guas that are directly related to money, your career and the people who can help you get a new (or better) job.
Wealth and Prosperity Gua
LTK: To ensure that our readers don't become overwhelmed with information, let's focus on the guas that directly affect a persons career. What can someone do to enhance their Wealth and Prosperity gua?
EM: This is a very important gua. You want to ensure that the chi is flowing smoothly and effortlessly throughout this gua. How do you accomplish this?
By making sure:
- Clutter is not clogging up the floor or tabletops of furniture.
- Declutter all closets, drawers and cabinets.
- Windows should be thoroughly operative and cleaned.
- If in a bedroom, there is NOTHING under the bed.
Knowledge and Wisdom Gua
LTK: Another important gua is that of Knowledge and Wisdom. How about a few decluttering ideas for those looking to expand the knowledge and wisdom in their current job fields or in order to secure employment in a different field.
EM: This is a gua that is really all about you. It supports your inner wisdom, if you need additional training for a new job, educational pursuits that can improve your life.
Make sure that:
- If you have your desk in this gua (or whatever gua it is in) it is decluttered. Go through the desk drawers' and make sure the desktop is neat and organized. File cabinets should also be neat and organized.
- Remove clutter on either side of any doorways.
- If there is a staircase, nothing should be placed on the step
LTK: Now for the obvious. Can you talk about what individuals should do regarding the clutter in their Career gua?
EM: This is all about your career. As with all the guas, chi has to flow freely and uninterrupted. This gua often is where the front door is located. The front door in feng shui is very important. It is the boundary between the outside world and your inside world. Therefore, it is imperative to keep this area as decluttered as possible.
Make sure that:
- If the front door is located here, there is no clutter on either side of the door.
- You do not see piles of coats on the floor or shoes scattered about
- All children's toys and athletic equipment is picked up and put away
LTK: When it comes to any career, knowing the right people never hurts. Can you give our readers some advice on decluttering their Helpful People gua?
EM: To get more money or a new job it all boils down to knowing the right people (headhunters count here) and being hired by the right person. Helpful People! This is also the angelic realm. Make sure that:
- You place mentors pictures, angelic realm, also travel realm, if you want to be transferred. People who have great job connections- list, think and hide.
Ellie Marshall's Background
Marshall's diverse background in marketing lends itself well to helping people enhance their careers through the application of feng shui techniques. This background includes working with high profile corporations such as:
- Seventeen magazine
- American Express
While it may not be the first thing that comes in mind when you think of career help, feng shui techniques like those from expert Ellie Marshall may be able to help you land your dream job.