It's Just BAD BUSINESS! Feng Shui in New York--and a Word about MINDFULNESS!
Feng Shui Consultants in New York may have it rough these days. Many people in The Big Apple turn to Feng Shui because they BELIEVE in it. They are becoming educated on what the lovely Art of Feng Shui IS---and what it ISN'T. It IS about MINDFULNESS, about treating others the way you would like to be treated yourself.
It ISN'T about BASHING other Feng Shui Consultants. You may not agree with them or may practice from a different perspective but how can you CLAIM to be "Mindful" when you are hurting others?
Our websites-and our Blogs portray who we are. They should be honest and truthful and while I believe it's fine to promote yourself and what makes YOU stand out in a crowd, it should not be about demeaning others in any way.
This was brought to my attention just yesterday at a Feng Shui Consultation I did in Nassau County Long Island New York. While speaking to my lovely clients and finding they had in fact attempted to have their home arranged in a Feng Shui manner several years ago, a question my client asked me stopped me COLD.
I've seen it before and I was aware of it---BUT I DON'T WANT TO GO THERE. While searching for a New York Feng Shui Consultant, he came across a website that had derogatory remarks about other Feng Shui Practitioners. He didn't like it and turned away from the site.
You can BET if he did, others have as well. What does that really say about YOU when you are bashing others? If you think it makes you stand out in a crowd, you're right. If you think it makes you look GOOD, Think AGAIN.
In New York City and on Long Island, many Feng Shui Consultants are available who practice from all different methods. That's one of the unique qualities of Feng Shui in that we have often been schooled differently and have found, over time, what works and what doesn't. For US and OUR CLIENTS.
Honestly, take a look at your website. What does it say to others about you? Would YOU want to work with someone openly speaking ill about other Real Estate Agents? I have never seen it and I've never seen it in all the Home Stager's websites I've visited also.
I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED-AND ALWAYS WILL-THAT BASHING ANOTHER ONLY MAKES YOU LOOK BAD! And what put in writing for anyone to see gets cached. It may just come back to you again and again.
Is it Sour Grapes??
Yes, in Feng Shui, Real Estate, Home Staging and the many other facets of Real Estate, we ALL want to come out on top-in a Respectful manner. You can bet if this client didn't like what he read, others won't as well. Is your Website or your Blogs portraying you in your best light? BE CAREFUL WITH WHAT YOU WRITE-IT WILL SURELY COME BACK TO YOU!
*If I sound angry, I am. ........It's just BAD BUSINESS. And a reminder to be very careful what seeds YOU are sowing.
**Carole Provenzale has been a New York Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island & New York. On Site Feng Shui Consultations provided for New York City -Manhattan, Queens and all of Long Island for Homes, Apartments, Businesses, Corporations, Renovations and New Construction. http://www.LongIslandFengShui.com