Feng Shui is a unique and powerful method of creating space for positive energy to flow throughout the home and your life. Practitioners often reposition or redesign the placement of furnishings in relationship to the layout or structure of the space they are working to improve.
We can do the same thing by applying Feng Shui techniques to how we "show up" or are perceived in our businesses practices and in person. By creating positive impressions that our prospects and clients will perceive as collaborative and helpful, we "unclutter" our business messages and eventually our business lives.
Feng Shui: 3 Tips To Better Impressions About You
- First Impressions: Dress well and create the impression you are the expert, you are successful, and you are a well organized business person. Sloppiness in attire is like having an unkempt office, it gets in the way--being well dressed is akin to being well organized
- Second Impressions: Be early or on time. This simple act shows you care--showing up late show you have a cluttered calender, inefficient scheduling habits, or you don't care
- Last Impression: Always “Under promise and Over Deliver” If you provide more than is expected you exceed expectations and raise your value in your client’s mind--if you Over promise and Under Deliver your business will suffer from the clutter of conversations, being related at your expense by former clients, online or offline expressing dissatisfaction
Tips 1 and 2 should be a given but surprisingly in the real estate community they are often not followed. Treat your business like a business, treat meetings like any corporate meeting. In this way you demonstrate your seriousness and commitment to your craft.
Tip 3 is the most crucial of all. Nordstrom built an empire on this mantra and so can you. Never say your are going to do something and then not have the ability to follow through on that promise