As we approach the second full week into the new year do you have clarity as to what you want to accomplish in 2011? When our goals are clear we can create action steps to reach them.
About six months ago I had a coach who specializes in Feng Shui visit my office. She asked me to write down a few key things that I wanted to get clear about as well as a few goals. One of my goals was to maximize the work day hours doing productive activities so that my family time was maximized in the evenings and weekends. The other goal was to really focus on teaching as my main career and to make my classes fun for the students (which can be challenging when you teach accounting).
She provided me with a few tips about how to organize my office to maximize the ability to realize my goals. And it worked. A few months after rearranging my office I was invited to be an online instructor for undergraduate accounting courses. Recently the university added graduate online courses for me to teach as well. The university where I have been teaching since 2003 offered to convert me from an independent contractor to a part-time employee.
Feng Shui isn’t for everyone. My husband thinks it is silly. It worked for me because I established clear goals and created actions for how I was going to achieve my goals.
A friend of mine didn’t use Feng Shui but he did create a plan of what he would like his business to look like. He has been working on a business plan and is in discussions with an investor. We can make anything happen when we have clarity.