I’m Turning Pro

Before you start preparing to see me on the court for the New Orleans Pelicans or on the sidelines for the Saints, I'll preface this by saying I'm not becoming a professional athlete.

I mean, I could probably put in some conditioning work and at least warm the bench for a while to collect the league minimum, but I think I'm a little too old to worry about that now.

What this post is about is me having a change in the way I do my business.

For a long time, I have dabbled in a lot of different areas.  As I mentioned in one of my most popular posts, we have never been a one income family because of my many pursuits.

So what's different now.

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How to Get Away to the Beach a Couple Times a Week

If you're anything like me, you enjoy getting away from everything once in a while.

Your body is tired. Your mind may be cluttered and in need of a reboot.

You just need a change of scene.

Sometimes, though, financially or logistically, it is difficult to physically get away from your city.

I have found a way that I can get to the beach — at least mentally — a couple of times a week.

I had such an experience last night and it felt so good to be away from the hustle of my daily life.

Here's how I do it.

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One of the Best Gifts a Wife Can Give

The period from September through May is a season of celebration for us.  

Our children have birthdays during that period.  We have birthdays during that period.  Even our parents have birthdays during that period.

There is also Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day and our Anniversary. 

It can certainly be a time for gift giving, but my wife has certainly given me one of the best gifts any wife can give, and she gives me that gift all year long.

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Watch God Work

I am always astonished at how little I know in comparison to God, or even other people for that matter.

Sometimes I think that I have a situation figured out or that I know how it's going to happen, but I honestly have no clue.

A few weeks ago, I was sharing a story with someone about how things lined up in a situation I was facing about little over 4 years ago and they suggested that I post about it to encourage others and to encourage myself about a new situation as well.

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Don’t Just Sit There

Not long ago, I purchased a pedometer to get an idea of how many steps I take during the course of a day.

It was pretty eye-opening.

There are some studies out that show how many steps the average person takes in a day and then how many an active person takes.

Some Japanese doctors stated that if you're trying to lose weight, you should take somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 steps, which is around 5 miles a day.

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The Top 7 Apps I Use Every Day

Life was drastically different before the world of smartphones. I'm not going to say that it was better or worse, but it was different.

Regardless of where you stand on the issue, I believe there are some great benefits to having a smartphone in today's society and I find that I am generally more productive when I use my favorite 7 apps.

If you haven't used these before, I would encourage you to check them out…they are all FREE!

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Don’t Compare, We’re Not All The Same

Important Notice:  I have been guilty of exactly what I mention in this post.

With that said, I hope this message serves as a point of self reflection and not something to make anyone feel bad.

This is a social world and often, before we think about it, we comment on a topic, a story, or a current event without considering the digital or non-digital footprints we leave behind. 

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Win a Free Copy of My Latest Book

We are just two days away from Thanksgiving Day 2013. Where has the time gone?  

As I reflect back on this year, I feel very grateful for my family and friends and I am also thankful to have supporters who have read my blog posts and books.

As a way of saying thanks to everyone, I would like to offer my readers a chance to win one of 3 free copies of my latest book, 20 Ways to Earn an Extra $1,000 For the Holidays.  

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To get a chance at picking up a free copy, simply take the following three actions:

1.  Leave a comment below.  Tell me what you are thankful for and what you would do if you had an extra $1,000 for the holidays.

2.  Subscribe to my email list using the box on the right side of this page.  If you're already subscribed, don't worry about it.

3.  Tweet/Post a link to the book pagewww.devindabney.com/20ways, and include the hashtag #20waysto1k

On Friday, November 29, 2013, I will select 3 people at random.  If you are one of those selected, I will notify you via email and send you a download link to pick up your FREE copy.

Thanks again for your support.