Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Feng Shui with my Fries Please!

Chinese Proverb says:

“If there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation.”  “If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.”

According to an article in the New York Times, the McDonalds Corporation joined the forces of
Feng Shui in 2008 in Los Angeles. Who would ever believe that! They did it by creating comfortable seating arrangements, good color design and great artwork.  It is the same kind of energy you want to create in your office and home.
Feng Shui is all about creating peace and harmony within your environment.  Retail managers constantly strive to keep us all in their businesses for as long as possible.  This is not always the goal of the Hospitality Industry.  Most of the time, they want a quick turn over, which means uncomfortable seating and a rushed atmosphere.

Disneyland made quite a few mistakes with its Hong Kong location. After they consulted with a Feng Shui Master, they changed the position of the door by 12 degrees.  This was to ensure that the prosperity would keep on flowing in the doors straight through the entrance way of the park. Once it was realized that they had to keep in mind the Asian culture and their love of Feng Shui, their business improved.

One of their services in this location is to cater large weddings.  The event center was designed utilizing   the number 8, which is believed to be prosperous! Their event room is 888 square meters, for this reason.  They do not use the number 4 because it is considered bad luck.  So if you are looking for a room on the fourth floor, you really are out of luck!

This ancient art will affect your mood and behavior and also be a factor in successful personal and professional relationships.  The goal is to get it right from the beginning, which means during the construction or remodeling of a building or home.  There are many ways to “fix” an area that doesn't have the correct design after it is built, but sometimes it requires more money to make any necessary changes.

Ideally, you should have a Feng Shui expert look at the property first, before you start construction. They will look at the geography of the land that will impact everyone in the building or home. The ideal location would have hills or mountains to the north and the reason is that the hills are symbolic for being protectors of the property.  The southern area for your front door is the most auspicious.
The next time you are hungry for the burger and fries menu, check out the restaurant and see why you like going there.  Is it the colors, the energy of the servers or is it the French fries?

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1 comment:

Moyer said...

Yvonne is truly an expert in her field. She is also lovely to deal with and has
helped me with some difficult issues while making the process easy and relatable.
For an expert who understands current issues and makes the environment sing, look
no further than Yvonne Phillips. Thanks again Yvonne!