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09d7c69d313ef5348f521b2fd7f5ef5fd4274981 — Derek Sivers 12 days ago dc8f24a
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title: why diary

<p>
My hero Seth Godin has been saying for years that one of the best things — maybe the best thing — he ever did was to commit to a <a href="https://seths.blog/">daily public posting of his thoughts</a>.
My hero Seth Godin has been saying for years that one of the best things — maybe <em>the</em> best thing — he ever did was to commit to a <a href="https://seths.blog/">daily public posting of his thoughts</a>.
I take that into strong consideration, but it's not my main reason.
</p><p>
Just a few days ago, I finished writing “<a href="/h">How to Live</a>”, after <strong>four years</strong> of working on it.


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</p><p>
So, I'm starting <a href="/d">this diary</a>, and this is the first navel-gazing post.
This is my low-pressure public place where I can share my thoughts — no comments and no email list — and keep writing instead of pausing.
This is the start of a meta-habit of putting aside time for a few things that are important to me, instead of putting them off in the name of <a href="/no2">saying no</a>.
</p>

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<h2>Finished “<a href="/h">How to Live</a>”!</h2>
<p>
After three and a half years, I finally finished writing “<a href="/h">How to Live</a>” today.
<p>
Yes a week ago I said I finished, but I spent the last week recording myself reading it, for the audiobook, and found even more little tiny improvements.
So today is the day I REALLY finished.
No more edits.
After three and a half years, I finally finished writing “<a href="/h">How to Live</a>” last week.
<p>
I’m so excited about it.
It’s by far the best thing I’ve ever done.
It’s by far the best thing I’ve ever written.
It’s <strong>very different</strong> than anything you’ve seen from me before.
<p>
I still have to do the layout, send it to the printer, and record the audiobook.


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<p>
My two newest books are shipping daily, so get them directly from me, here:
<ul><li>
	“<strong><a href="/m">Your Music and People</a></strong>” is a philosophy of getting your work to the world by being creative, considerate, resourceful, and connected.
	It’s not just for musicians.
“<strong><a href="/m">Your Music and People</a></strong>” is a philosophy of getting your work to the world by being creative, considerate, resourceful, and connected.
It’s not just for musicians.
</li><li>
	“<strong><a href="/n">Hell Yeah or No</a></strong>” is a collection of thoughts around what’s worth doing, fixing faulty thinking, and making things happen.
“<strong><a href="/n">Hell Yeah or No</a></strong>” is a collection of thoughts around what’s worth doing, fixing faulty thinking, and making things happen.
</li></ul>
<p>
My friend <a href="https://saeah.com/">Saeah</a> produced the paper books, and is shipping them from North Carolina, USA.


@@ 55,5 51,27 @@ I’ve let go of Singapore and Oxford.
I plan to stay for nine more years until my kid is 18.


<h2>Learning Portuguese</h2>
<p>
Learning European Portuguese, using <a href="https://www.practiceportuguese.com/">PracticePortuguese.com</a>, <a href="https://www.michelthomas.com/learn-portuguese/">Michel Thomas</a>, <a href="https://www.pimsleur.com/learn-portuguese-european">Pimsleur</a>, and conversation.


<h2>Building an off-grid house</h2>
<p>
Well, I’m still designing it, trying to figure out what layout I want.
I bought some land, off-grid, so it will just be solar and rainwater.
This will be my permanent home.

<h2>Reading!</h2>
<p>
I’ve hardly read anything in the last couple years, as I was obsessed with finishing “<a href="/g">How to Live</a>”.
So I’m reading again.
I’ll post my notes here at <a href="/book">/book</a>.

<h2>Love love love…</h2>
<p>
Between my wonderful kid and loving partner, my life is filled with a lot of love.


<hr>
Updated May 24th, 2021, from Wellington, New Zealand.
Updated June 1st, 2021, from Wellington, New Zealand.

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<h2>Finished “<a href="/h">How to Live</a>”!</h2>
<p>
After three and a half years, I finally finished writing “<a href="/h">How to Live</a>” today.
<p>
Yes a week ago I said I finished, but I spent the last week recording myself reading it, for the audiobook, and found even more little tiny improvements.
So today is the day I REALLY finished.
No more edits.
After three and a half years, I finally finished writing “<a href="/h">How to Live</a>” last week.
<p>
I’m so excited about it.
It’s by far the best thing I’ve ever done.
It’s by far the best thing I’ve ever written.
It’s <strong>very different</strong> than anything you’ve seen from me before.
<p>
I still have to do the layout, send it to the printer, and record the audiobook.


@@ 49,10 45,10 @@ So, sorry, no phone calls, meet-ups, interviews, or anything else, until this bo
<p>
My two newest books are shipping daily, so get them directly from me, here:
<ul><li>
	“<strong><a href="/m">Your Music and People</a></strong>” is a philosophy of getting your work to the world by being creative, considerate, resourceful, and connected.
	It’s not just for musicians.
“<strong><a href="/m">Your Music and People</a></strong>” is a philosophy of getting your work to the world by being creative, considerate, resourceful, and connected.
It’s not just for musicians.
</li><li>
	“<strong><a href="/n">Hell Yeah or No</a></strong>” is a collection of thoughts around what’s worth doing, fixing faulty thinking, and making things happen.
“<strong><a href="/n">Hell Yeah or No</a></strong>” is a collection of thoughts around what’s worth doing, fixing faulty thinking, and making things happen.
</li></ul>
<p>
My friend <a href="https://saeah.com/">Saeah</a> produced the paper books, and is shipping them from North Carolina, USA.


@@ 69,8 65,30 @@ I’ve let go of Singapore and Oxford.
I plan to stay for nine more years until my kid is 18.


<h2>Learning Portuguese</h2>
<p>
Learning European Portuguese, using <a href="https://www.practiceportuguese.com/">PracticePortuguese.com</a>, <a href="https://www.michelthomas.com/learn-portuguese/">Michel Thomas</a>, <a href="https://www.pimsleur.com/learn-portuguese-european">Pimsleur</a>, and conversation.


<h2>Building an off-grid house</h2>
<p>
Well, I’m still designing it, trying to figure out what layout I want.
I bought some land, off-grid, so it will just be solar and rainwater.
This will be my permanent home.

<h2>Reading!</h2>
<p>
I’ve hardly read anything in the last couple years, as I was obsessed with finishing “<a href="/g">How to Live</a>”.
So I’m reading again.
I’ll post my notes here at <a href="/book">/book</a>.

<h2>Love love love…</h2>
<p>
Between my wonderful kid and loving partner, my life is filled with a lot of love.


<hr>
Updated May 24th, 2021, from Wellington, New Zealand.
Updated June 1st, 2021, from Wellington, New Zealand.
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