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<h1>What I’m doing now</h1>
(This is <a href="https://nownownow.com/about">a now page</a>, and if you have your own site, <a href="https://nownownow.com/about">you should make one</a>, too.)
<h2>Finished “<a href="/h">How to Live</a>”!</h2>
After three and a half years, I finally finished writing “<a href="/h">How to Live</a>” last week.
I’m so excited about it.
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.
I still have to do the layout, send it to the printer, and record the audiobook.
But <strong><a href="/list">get on my private email list</a> if you want to be the first to know when it’s ready.</strong>
My calendar is completely empty.
There is nothing scheduled in my future.
Nothing at all.
My sole task is to finish recording and typesetting “How to Live”, with no other obligations.
So, sorry, no phone calls, meet-ups, interviews, or anything else, until this book is out of my hands.
<h2>“Your Music and People” and “Hell Yeah or No” books selling</h2>
My two newest books are shipping daily, so get them directly from me, here:
“<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="/n">Hell Yeah or No</a></strong>” is a collection of thoughts around what’s worth doing, fixing faulty thinking, and making things happen.
My friend <a href="https://saeah.com/">Saeah</a> produced the paper books, and is shipping them from North Carolina, USA.
<h2>Living permanently in New Zealand</h2>
I moved back to New Zealand in July, and it’s like 2019 here.
Covid-free. Everything is open with no restrictions.
I’m really thankful to be here.
This is my only home, now.
I’ve let go of Singapore and Oxford.
I plan to stay for nine more years until my kid is 18.
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>
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.
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>
Between my wonderful kid and loving partner, my life is filled with a lot of love.
Updated June 1st, 2021, from Wellington, New Zealand.