In The Success Principles (which I highly recommend) Jack Canfield mentions how his friend Martin Rutte told him that whenever he wants to bring in new business, he thoroughly cleans his office, home, car, and garage. “Every time he does, he starts getting calls and letters from people who want to work with him.”
That got me thinking about the state of my home office. If it’s the epicenter of my work and creativity in my home, it would serve me to get organized and allow the flow of energy a clear path.
Then, in a completely unrelated conversation with my awesome astrologer friend Tony Howard, he mentioned that it might be helpful for me to consider how, in Japanese culture, great care is taken in the placement and order of every item in their home.
All of this within the last few days. Hmm… noticing a theme?
And then, in a conversation last night regarding Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, someone mentioned this line: “Resolve to throw off the influences of any unfortunate environment and to build your own life to order.” He may have meant order as in made to order, but the first thing that came to mind was ORDER, i.e. the opposite of chaos.
This is how the universe teaches me… through the people in my life and the material I read. It shows me the same lesson, time and time again, in a different presentation, until I get it. My job is to listen, learn, and take action.