Office Feng Shui: Your Power Position

Two Biggest Office Challenges to Success
The beauty of knowing Feng Shui:  engaging the energy world to affect the physical world. 


Can’t get ahead? Not getting the promotion or the income you want?  Clients jumping ship?  You might wonder what the layout of your office has to do with it.  Your environment directly affects your ability to do your best work, it even affects what you’ll get paid, if you’ll get a promotion, or how many clients you attract and keep. 

Two things to look at when snuggling in to your office are: are you in the Power Position and how do you like your co-workers? 

Are you in your Power Position?

What do you face each day?  A wall?  A pillar?  A window? Another person? First we’ll look at where you sit, then we’ll look at what you face each day that determines your failure or success.

Step 1: Put yourself in the power position.  I call this the “Godfather” position.  When I was a teen, I watched “The Godfather” and amazed at how much energy went into how the “wiseguys” positioned the “Don” for a “sitdown”.   Later, when studying Feng Shui, I realized it’s the most important thing for setting yourself up for success.    You will be most supoorted by the space  you are in if your seat/desk is deep in the room, your back to a wall, you are not in “line of fire” between a door and a window and you have a full commanding view of the space and what is coming in the door.  Think of a CEO’s office, this is where her desk will be.

If you work in a cubical and cannot move your chair, carefully place a mirror on your desk or computer to reflect what is behind you. 

I say ‘carefully’ because mirrors are very powerful ‘cures’.  A mirror cure can 

  • Doubles what it reflects.  If a mirror is reflecting a clutter or piles of paperwork to process, you will double your workload or chaos.   
  • Facing too close to the door, pushes away opportunity. 
  • Calls in what you see through it.  A mirror can also be used to ‘call in’ whatever it is showing you, if you can see the bathroom or a crabby co-worker, that energy will become more a part of your life (yikes!) 

Place the mirror so that you can see what is ‘sneaking up on you’.  It doesn’t have to be large, you can usually find a convex (bowed outward) small mirror in the auto department at a department store.   Knowing what’s behind you, you’ll feel more in control, safer, more secure, less tense and be able to relax and get accomplished in less time.

Who is with you?

“The worst of the environmental toxins is a toxic relationship.”  Deepak Chopra, MD

“I hate to go to work, she’s miserable, expecting me to do her work…always making me do everything over, piling more work on me, talking about everyone, it’s just miserable.”  Sound familiar?  Are your biggest complaints about the people around you?

If one reason you aren’t happy to great the day is a bad relationship with a co-worker or boss or employee, Feng Shui can help you change that!  Anger, backstabbing, negativity, squabbles and pettiness are toxic to your career and your health.  These distractions drain your energy and bank account and are the worst of toxins you’ll face each day. 

How do you reclaim your joy and wealth?  One way is to discover how to eliminate negative energy.   



Filed under All Articles by Fawn, Business, Healthy Work, Life, Office Success

5 responses to “Office Feng Shui: Your Power Position

  1. Fawn I agree setting an intention for a wonderful day is so wise and seldom done. Many folks just rush out the door and rush into their day with little thought as to how they’d like it to play out. “Planting your day” as you suggest allows us to pause and create exactly what we want.

    I like your boundary ideas as well. I’ve learned that setting a boundary is simply saying no thank you to behavior that does not serve you well. Being able to do so energetically without conflict sounds like a very cool and efficient way to say no thanks.

    I’ve read the About page of this blog and found it to be clear and inspiring. I invite all of your readers to do the same.

    Enthusiastic Blessings,


  2. Fawn Chang


    Thank you. I believe that all things can be handled on the energy plane first; that doesn’t mean I shirk the phyisical just that I know that when I deal with issues within myself, set the intention that it will go smoothly, and ask for “this or something better” it happens.

    Thank you for the very wonderful comment.


  3. Thank you. These things can seem simple but often we don’t wedge them into our daily routine when in fact they make such a huge difference when we do.

    Thank you for the About feedback! It’s great!

  4. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Probe.

  5. Hi Probe,
    Thanks for visiting and thank you for the kudos.

    Perhaps if you tell me what you were looking for, I can re-word it so that it makes sense.

    Feng Shui, like anything, can get lost in translation; it’s my deep desire to help you see through the muck and fog to connect you to your own power in your life.

    Your spaces anchor your life. Change your spaces and you’ll change your life. But putting yourself in the Power Position and by eliminating negative energies around you, you will unlock the downward pull. You’ll spend less of your own energy trying to get to level ground and be able to create, move forward, be happy and all of those things pull more love, luck and abundance to you.

    Call me or email me if you think I can answer any questions…or just reply here…

    All my best to you in the UK! I love this big world and I’m so glad you are in it with me.


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