Enhance your life and business balance with color (article 3)

7-chakras-beginnersMy blog articles under topic “transformation” relate to the balance in business and personal life. I would like to introduce you today to the power of colors.

Colors have influence on our state of mind, mood and even on our health.

Years back, I decorated my office at the small manufacturing company my husband and I owned.

I  painted the walls a very light violet. Being such an unconventional color for an office, everyone talked about it, and of course whom ever visited, had to stop by my “purple office”.

I was not aware then, about colors and the power they have on us.

The only reason I have used this color was because it made me feel powerful and ready to tackle any project coming my way. This color made me feel calm, relaxed, and good about myself.

Found out later on,  the reason I was so open to all the new things and enjoyed my journey in my entrepreneurship, was because the color “Violet” is related to aspiration.

Now that you know my color, which one is yours?

 

Use the colors that “speak” to you. Decorate your office based on the way they make you feel. (I do not mean you have to paint the walls, use the color on your desktop as a screen saver, a painting, a flower…)
See how they change your mood and contribute to your inner balance.

Here are the 7 colors of the Chakras and how they relate to you.

  1. Red: The right to exist. Ability to stand up for oneself and security issues.
  2. Orange: The right to feel. Connected to our sensing abilities and issues related to feelings. Ability to be social.
  3. Yellow: The right to think. Balance of intellect, self-confidence and ego power.
  4. Green: The right to love. Love, forgiveness, compassion. Ability to have self-control. Acceptance of oneself.
  5. Blue: The right to speak. Learning to express oneself and one’s beliefs (truthful expression). Ability to trust. Loyalty. Organization and planning.
  6. Indigo: The right to “see.” Trusting one’s intuition and insights. Developing one’s psychic abilities. Self-realization. Releasing hidden and repressed negative thoughts.
  7. Violet: The right to aspire. Dedication to the divine consciousness and trusting the universe. Learning about one’s spirituality.
    (Description of the color and their meaning is from http://chakraenergy.com/)

 

On the image above, see which color relates to which part of your body.

Hope to find your color(s) and start transforming your mood while working in your small office.

Good luck,

Check out more about Chakras here if interested.

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Q & A Saturdays July 20th

Another great Q & A session. Thank you.

If you have missed the live presentation, recording is below.

See you next Saturday at 8:00 AM (PST) sharp!

We had a great question today:

“I work hard and many hours to keep up with demands and I am looking for a way to keep the energy, the passion and cope with the flow.
How can I create a more happy and fun environment for myself ?”

My answer:

You have to balance your personal and business life:

•Have a great Attitude about yourself
•Make sure you have the Experience needed (train and gather info)
•Mind set to do what you need (schedule and organize)
•Friendly Environment (at home and office)
•Share same interest with people you Network with

“Happiness is not something ready made.

It comes from your own actions.”

                                            ― Dalai Lama XIV

If you have questions, please add them to the comments for this post.

Channel your energy to create a successful flow (article 1)

We are all battling against time. Seems like never enough to finish all the tasks, plans or that special quiet time that you would reserve to reenergize and get back your creative flow. 

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We run the business, keep books, promoting and marketing our business, communicate with clients and deliver in time leaves us drained and tired.

In the next few blog articles, I will share some easy ways to channel your energy, how to relax and to allow yourself to have more fun without hurting your business or personal time.

 

1) Set a daily system:

Set a business schedule and stick to it!

During the set business hours do not perform any personal chores, or get distracted by friends, relatives or other issues.
Consider it as if you are employed and you are at work.

Set up your small business with a system that allows you to automate tasks that occur on a daily basis.  (auto-responders, blog syndication, batch invoicing, synchronizing..)
Check at certain times of the day to make sure everything is handled.

Set time during your business day when you perform certain tasks that are vital to be handled personally. (answer e-mails, place orders with vendors, distribute product/ service..)

Plan your trips to bank, office supply store, post office, shipping carrier,shopping for other necessities around the same time when you pick up or drop of the kids at school or schedule along with other trips you need to make (meetings, interview, conference..)

Plan tasks that are more time consuming and need your full attention for specific time of day (and keep always same time regardless) These should be planned when your concentration is the strongest. (balance books, run reports, budgets..)

Block time for lunch (regularly) This is a great opportunity to change scenery and enjoy a healthy conversation with friends or meet with your clients.

Finish your business day with reading e-mails (personal, news, feeds, or network, training or classes to better yourself)

Now you are ready to go “home” and enjoy family time.

 

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy

 

At the beginning it will be hard to keep it all straight, but do it for at least 2 weeks, and it it will become “second” nature.

 

If these tips were helpful come back next week for more.