to Business Success
rides on 3 conditions - Right
time (天時), Right
place (地利) and Right
People (人和). They are the key
ingredients for any business success. Gain control over the
3 conditions - Strike at the right time, in the right place,
with the right people and you triumph in your business.
The Right Time
- Strategizing your business and executing your move at the
right timing win you the battle (with triumphing victory).
Making a wrong move at the wrong timing cost you defeat (with
Right Place - Setting your business
in the right and favorable location put in order the aptitude
and solid foundation for advances and progress (readily winning
already half the battle). Setting up your business in the
wrong negative location creates shaking ground and dispiriting
energy (seeing downfall of your business in time to come).
Right People - Having the right and
capable people, deployed in their right specialties see your
business through progressive victory and expansion towards
of Red Cliffs 赤壁之戰
example - The historical Battle of Red
Cliffs 赤壁之戰 that laid the later confrontation of the
Three Kingdoms (Wei, Shu and Wu). Northern warlord Cao Cao's
forces despite numerically superior (over 200,000 strong force)
suffered a devastating defeat to the allied forces of Southern
warlords Liu Bei and Sun Quan (combined 50,000 armies). In
this battle, the 3 conditions Time,
Place and People
were all against Cao Cao.
Time - Prior to engaging the Allied forces,
Cao Cao's armies were overtaxed from the long campaign from
the North to the South, where he captured a sizeable fleet
from Liu Cong's surrender. Despite his advisor Jia Xu's advice
to rest the armies before head on with Sun Quan and Liu Bei,
Cao Cao disregarded the advice. It was a wrong move at the
wrong timing - Cao Cao's armies were fatigued and the scarcely
impressed troops from Liu Cong were unsettled in their morale
and loyalty to engage in battle; Weather was also untimely
i.e. when Cao Cao tried to retreat his army down Huarong road,
heavy rain made the path into a quagmire drowning his men
into water mud (trampled to death by their own horses). Famine
and diseases eventually finished off much of Cao Cao's remaining
- A naval battle at the Red Cliffs was critical. Cao Cao's
troops (the northerners) however lack the experience on water
and were ravaged by seasickness and tropical diseases. It
was an unfamiliar environment that is against Cao Cao's forces.
Despite his troops failing in physical form and experiences,
Cao Cao assumed numerical superiority would defeat his enemy
navy. He pushed on and converted his massive army of infantry
and cavalry into marine corps and navy (training them with
only a few days of drill before the battle). Sun Quan's troops
though lesser in numbers were all well trained marines and
in good shape for a home-ground fight. Liu Bei's troops having
formed alliance with Sun Quan's were also prepared to take
on the battle all out. The wrong soldiers were employed for
3 critical conditions Time,
People all against
Cao Cao's forces, Cao Cao suffered painful losses. Perhaps
if he had waited and better prepared his troops, it may have
been a different outcome.
Trinity Luck to Business Success
Shui context, we term the 3 conditions Heaven Luck, Earth
Luck and Human Luck respectively (the Trinity Luck).
easy understanding, you can picture them as your personal
luck. Sometimes you experience prosperous luck and sometimes
ill luck, didn't you? What was it that contributed to your
changes in luck is the influences of the Trinity Luck.
You may think of it as fate i.e. you are born as who you are,
it is all pre-determined by heaven (you have absolutely no
control over your birth). In context of your business, the
21st century that is fast developing in science and technology
is where your business battlefields set. Gaining business
success is definitely not as easy compared to the past but
here is where your battlefield stands (there is no way you
can reverse or change time).
- Very simply, this is where your business locates. But unlike
Heaven Luck, you have the power over your Earth luck i.e.
where to set up your business, you certainly have your choice.
For instance, if you are running a high-end fashion boutique,
would you locate your boutique in a shoddy shopping complex
that sells imitations (where audiences are out for cheap bargain)?
The shop rental would for sure be lower but what is the impact?
Very clearly, Human Luck refers to the human factors. So first
and foremost, have you (the owner of your business) put in
enough of effort? Have you been working smart? Did you employ
the right business strategies and tools? Did you employ the
right personnel (talents) for the right job i.e. you wouldn't
use a sales person to do an engineer job? Next, who are you
pinning against (who are your competitors)? For instance,
if you are fighting your positioning in the smart phone market
where there are already established companies like Apple,
Samsung, Sony etc, do you have the expertise to challenge
them? Perhaps, if you and your team of engineers could invent
some new and sought-after technology which everyone else is
not able to provide, you may just be the new market leader.
Here, you have the control over Human Luck for you control
your own actions - You choose your own battlefield, you recce
the battleground and you choose your own army of talents to
fight with you.
Can Feng Shui impact your Business?
Feng Shui help boost your business success, you probably are
thinking. Very clear-cut, Feng Shui tackles at your Earth
Luck. Not to underrate Earth Luck, earth luck is the one that
sets off the quickest impact (among the Trinity Luck) that
would affect your business.
of your business as the human body. By Heaven Luck, you are
born with thy body and through Human Luck, you control your
effort how you take care of your body. Your health state to
speak, weak or strong, is a gradual progression that would
be displayed over time (i.e. you won't just collapse all of
a sudden). However, when unforeseen Earth luck hits you for
instance when plagued by environmental diseases, illness and
accidents, you would very quickly fall sick and your performance
(strength and concentration) affected right away.
your business, your business headquarter would be exactly
the main body. If the main body is down, all else of the business
shall be affected.
you having a tough time with your business?
believe you have the best of business strategies and the best
team but for some reasons, things just never seems to go smooth
each time, highly likely your business is plagued by unfavorable
Earth Luck. No harm in getting your company/office assessed
for its feng shui health then, it may well be the turning
point of your business.
fact that you are here, we believe you are one who believe
in Feng Shui. Should we be destined to be friends, we are
happy to be able to assist you (we treat all our customers
as our good friends).
Earth Luck helps pave the ground foundation for your business
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