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How Safe is a Hand Dryer?

MGS Designz & More is all about helping you succeed in your business and  we know that sometimes that success starts in how you live your personal life.  Today we’d like to bring you another great article from the Bridge Business View – today’s article is focused on health and hygene. The Bridge Business View is full of wonderful content – every now and then we’ll share some of that content here with you. If you’re looking for a place to network – check out The Bridge Networking Group today! 

So we’ve all heard the message to save the trees by using an electric hand Dryer right? Well today’s question is: Is that really the best way to go? Is it really safe?

After doing our research we’ve come up with the following: Using an air dryer after you wash your hands is NOT cleaner than paper towels.

Here’s why:

  • The bacteria living in your skin is brought to surface when wet hands are rubbed together under a hot dryer.
  • Hand dryer filters must be cleaned weekly, if not, germs, bacteria, and viruses grow on the filter and will blow on your hands.

Do you really think local businesses are cleaning the filters on a regular basis? The sad truth is that not washing your hands after using the restroom may be “cleaner” than using a hand dryer. How safe is your food at restaurants if employees are using the hand dryer before touching your food? You could get Ecoli or other deadly bacteria or virus just by eating at restaurant with only hand dryers. Next time you are at a restaurant, check out the restrooms for hand dryers before you order.

Here is a good question, is the board of health checking the hand dryers at restaurants during inspections? If you would like to subscribe to the Bridge Business View or submit an article for the next edition – please contact Michele Andre by clicking here.

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Ten Tips to Getting Back on Track!

MGS Designz & More is all about helping you succeed in your business and we know that sometimes that success starts in how you live your personal life.  Today we’d like to bring you another great article focused on getting you on the path to success from the Bridge Business View. The Bridge Business View is full of wonderful content – every now and then we’ll share some of that content here with you. If you’re looking for a place to network – check out The Bridge Networking Group today! 

Taking Charge of Your Life – Ten Steps to Getting Back on Track!

By ITSC

Have you been experiencing that there are times when life just seems to get away from us? We seem to have many distractions that are pulling us in several different directions at once. We seem to be pressured to be perfect at everything we do, pressured to produce, to perform to the standards that others have set for us but we accept  as our own. We have work pressures, family pressures, societal pressures and financial pressures. This has become our norm so much to the point that we do not even realize that we are pressured. It can get very overwhelming. We, without realizing it, just react to what is going on in our lives.

The good news is there is something we can do about this in order to take charge of our lives. Life does not have to be this way. We can change it. You can change it! You can change anything and take charge of your own life.

These are just a few gentle reminders of what you can do when you find yourself having an
experience that seems to be pulling you in a direction that you do not want to go in.

  1. Be responsible – take responsibility for your life. It is your life, own it!
  2. Choose wisely – you can make different choices that you are currently making.
  3. Define your desires – what it is that you want out of life?
  4. Quit the Blame Game – it is very easy to blame others when things do not go our way.
  5. Follow Your Heart – Listen to your inner voice and follow it, trust it.
  6. Stay Focused – do not lose sight of what it is you desire
  7. Be who you really are – Be the real you, not the you others think you should be
  8. Do not let others control you – Others will try to control you, do not let
    them. Stay away from them if you have to.
  9. Take time for yourself – make it a point to take time for yourself and do something that is pleasing to you.
  10. Act not react – Do not just react to what you are experiencing, take a step back,
    process it and then decide how are you going to act, what action are you going to take.

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5 Steps to Living in Gratitude

MGS Designz is all about sharing the positive and inspiring you to become GREAT at what you do! Today we’re going to share another great blog post from Lee Knapp! We help Lee put togehter her blog and newsletter every month and we’d love to help you! Please contact us for more information!

So this month Lee’s Success Blog has been focusing on Gratitude! First we talked about having an attitude of Gratitude and how gratitude is a state of being that can bring you closer to the success you desire in life. Then we discussed the POWER of Gratitude and how it can really transform your life and the lives of those that you come in contact with on a daily basis. Today’s blog continues the topic…

Give thanks – show your attitude in word or deed. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William A. Ward

So now you might be asking OK – all that sounds great, but how can I stay focused and LIVE in gratitude on a daily basis? Well – here are five easy steps to LIVING in Gratitude:

1.)  Gratitude Journal – A journal is a wonderful way to notice all the things in your day that you have to be grateful for. Sometimes we tend to take for granted all the great things that life offers us. So I suggest you write them down, every day! Even if it is only 5 things a day – just jot them down! Soon you will start to notice your life transforming and more beautiful unexpected surprises coming into your life because you are not only taking note but you are feeling grateful for them as well.

2.)  Gratitude Stone – Sometimes we just need a reminder to stop and give thanks to our creator for all the many blessings we receive on a daily basis so I suggest a Gratitude Stone! Find a smooth, soft stone and make it your special rock – then place it your pocket, on your dresser, on your desk or in the kitchen. Place it anywhere that when you feel it or see it, you are reminded to name your list of gratitude. Why the stone? Because it is a concrete reminder of expressing your gratitude.

3.)  Vision Board – What better way to be grateful than to show gratitude with a collage of all the things you are grateful for and what you want to draw into your life and visualize on a daily basis. That’s what a Vision Board is – a place to showcase your dreams and pause every now and then to connect to them and just give thanks!

4.)  Visualization – There is no right or wrong way to use this technique, however, having a quiet, serene “time out” from the distractions of the world is helpful in really focusing on what you are grateful for and what you want to draw into your life in the future. Seeing a mental movie of all you desire or using Visualization is a powerful tool in attracting good and in living in gratitude.

5.)  Meditation – They say prayer is talking to God but Meditation is Listening to God speak to you. Connecting with God, the universe, your source – this is meditation. Turn off the noise and the distraction and just BE for a few minutes. Spend some quiet time connecting, listening and recharging your energies while filling yourself with gratitude and love.

Count your blessings. Name them, list them, draw them, but count them. To truly feel gratitude as part of a lifestyle of a grateful heart, you have to acknowledge your blessings. “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” Eric Hoffer

Business Consultant & Motivational Speaker Lee Knapp’s goal: “We help our clients gain, train and retain satisfied customers and employees.” As the President of Knapp Consultants, for over 20 years, Lee has been inspiring people to raise the bar and exceed their greatest expectations. Our mission is to “Provide high-energy, educational and motivational programs to assist clients in achieving results”.

We thank you for sharing a few minutes of your time with us to read our blog and learn more about gratitude. Now we invite you to share your gratitude stories with us in the comments below, we love hearing from you! Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog if you haven’t already done so – you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win an autographed book by Lee Knapp – Discover your Inner Strength.

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