Feng Shui has brought me more work than I can handle!

How much do you really know about Feng Shui? Do you apply it to your life? Have you seen results? My New Years Resolution this year is to give you more! More content, more answers, more of whatever you need having to do with feng shui and healthy, happy living.

To start, I thought we could tune into the life of a feng shui newbie and follow her journey as she moves her stuff to change her life. My business manager Sara quickly volunteered for the assignment when I told her this idea because she already is seeing great results from one little basic tip I told her.

So, as we travel through 2013, you’ll get to peek into her life here and there, and hopefully learn how to use feng shui for yourself through her experiences.

This is going to be like a feng shui soap opera (without all the heavy drama hopefully!) Let’s call this series “Sara’s Movin’ It!

Are you ready? Let’s do this!

Sara’s journey started by asking me this question:

“How can I get my desk in the best position in my home office so I can get more “good quality” clients and make more money doing what I love? I want to quit doing bookkeeping (I only do it for the money – trust me!) and concentrate on being a virtual assistant full time.

I currently face a wall and that wall happens to be the same wall that the office door is on. I keep hearing you say not to face a wall like that on your calls, so HELP!”

Here’s a picture of her desk and office before she did anything:

saras desk saras office

So tell me Sara, how do you think you’d feel if you sat at that desk all day trying to get more clients and make more money? I’m imagining you’re saying something like “stuck,” “trapped,” “overwhelmed,” or something like that (right?)

That weekend, Sara got busy moving her office furniture around. Here’s her write up of the results so far (see the “After picture” of her office below):

“Wow, I can’t believe the changes, actually I can but it’s been such a huge change. First of all I feel more free, I think staring at a wall everyday was affecting me more than I knew. Now I feel so in charge:-) I also feel more relaxed and in control (in a good way, not a crazy control everything way).

When I spoke to Karen on the Move It call she asked me what the main result was that I wanted by rearranging my office. I told her more clients. I was currently doing bookkeeping for a company (and I really didn’t love it and had been doing it for years). I was also making some other changes in my business and I wanted to attract the right clients.

In the months since making the changes I have on average 2 potential clients contact me a week. Some of these are through my website, some word of mouth/referrals, some I worked for in the past and decided they wanted to work with me more long term. In a nut shell, I am turning down clients! Now some are not my ideal client, some I don’t have a desire to do the type of work they need, etc. so I happily refer them on to other people I trust and that I know can help them.

And the big payoff? As of Jan 31st I will no longer be doing the bookkeeping!!! That was really the ultimate goal for me, to have my client base high enough so that I didn’t need the bookkeeping. What’s interesting is since the change my hours with Karen have doubled and she is my ideal client:-)

You may be saying I had to of changed something else in my business, nope I am still doing things the same. Does moving furniture based on feng shui really make a difference, what do you think? And ALL I moved was my desk, nothing else!”

I will update you at least monthly on Sara’s progress. She is starting the Move It Plus Program (This program currently has a special running until January 31st at midnight – check it out here!) because she wants to make 1 change at a time and notice the results. She is married, has 3 kids, and works full time from home, and says she doesn’t want to overwhelm herself. As you can see:

Even busy people can Move Their Stuff and Change Their Life!


saras office after
Hope you enjoyed the first episode of “Sara’s Movin’ It!



  • Lee Buether February 26, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Dear Karen,

    Thank you so much for your great wisdom and knowledge. I alway appreciated and enjoyed your guidance and followed your advices. Your Feng Shui techniques are very easy to follow and practice.

    I will need to see you one of these days.

    Thank you so much,


    • Karen February 26, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Thank you. And I hope to see you in an upcoming course or workshop sometime! If you don’t receive my newsletter that has all those goodies in it, feel free to type in your email address at my home page http://www.karenrauchcarter.com and you’ll be kept up to date on everything I’m up to. 🙂

  • Sue May 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I have your book as well.I have been into feng Shui for quite a long time & at my old house many yrs back had a feng shui consultation & my house done.I did have various other books (which I gave to the local charity shop) but always end up with reading yours lol!,I am no expert,I have & still are implementing some of the things I have read & I have two problems only & that is what could I put in my career section on the wall as I have a red sofa in the way & no shelves & there is a cupboard door that leads under the stairs too, 2 pictures hang on the wall one with dolphins & one with 2 ducks there & in my career section there is a door that leads into my kitchen too & I have to be careful as where to place some of my items,it has to be cat proof as I have 2.I hope you don’t mind me asking (but it is something that is really bugging me.
    my other bugbear is my fame section,I have a black metal gas fire place with a white grey surround & some red ornaments with a red dragon clock – I collect dragon ornaments some crystals in a star shaped dish & my rather large buddah, he is a bronze color & I like the chap he always has a happy smile 🙂 I do get a bit dissed as I have read in your book sometimes & I think it’s my fame section that is causing me a few problems —- close by is my tv I can’t put it anywhere else as this leads to my prosperity section, & the other end is my relation ship corner which has another red sofa & telephone a a unit close by hope you can enlighten me a little karen,your guidance is needed.

    • Karen May 29, 2013 at 8:11 am

      I’m not sure because I don’t know exactly what is going on in your life to know – but I would consider two things. One is that you have the entire one ninth of the home – not just the part of the gua up against the exterior wall to work with, and second you can enhance that gua in each ROOM to make up for any whole house gua that is weak. hope that helps.

  • Sue June 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Hi karen,thanks for replying so quickly.everything is ok.but everyone is demanding so much of me,I feel like a robot on legs at present,doing this & doing that,so much to do.with so little time for me.everyone else seems to be getting the things they want from me of course which is starting to make me a little irrate,which is leaving me absolutley canoodled..any tips & I am all ears!

  • Karen June 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    There is a “three harmonies cure” where you enhance the skills and knowledge, Fame and reputation, and the helpful people guas (like a triangle of the bagua cure!) with intentions of “knowing what to do and when – and when to say no, getting the respect you deserve, and getting the help you need when you do need to do something. Give that a try. 🙂

  • Jutten November 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Hi Karen,

    I followed your instruction and I found a job. Now the contract is over and I am looking for a better one. Can you suggest me some tips.


  • Karen December 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    If you outer environment feng shui is good to go, perhaps working your inner feng shui next will be the icing on the job cake! Spend as much time imagining that you already have the better job as you actually work it from the “outer environment” perspective. Oh yeah, that ought to do it! See it, feel it, hear it, listen to the awesome things you are saying to yourself now that you are in that better job…that’s energetic time well spent!

  • Sue February 7, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Karen I am de cluttering again,can you tell which color folder you put your bank statements in.I thought it was green I went to confirm this by looking in my book but I can’t find which page it was on & what color does the helpful people metal box have to be inside?
    Also I have 2 smallish oval mirrors with blue flowers & green on them on my career section,my sofa is red on this side too.the wall opposite is my fame wall.as I have a black gas fire surround is off white with lots of red,(I do have a dragon red clock,but my hubby won’t let me move it)I think this is part of my problem,I am still getting dissed & not getting the respect that I desire,any advice how i can counteract this? I would be very grateful of your advice.ps just ordered your latest book,can’t wait to get it.:)

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