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d9bd625f — Derek Sivers thanks Sridhar 2 months ago
                                                                                
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title: What I’m doing now

<h1>What I’m doing now</h1>
<p class="small">
(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>
<p>
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 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.
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>


<h2>Empty calendar</h2>
<p>
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.
<p>
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>
<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.
</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.
</li></ul>
<p>
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>
<p>
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.
<p>
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.


<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="/h">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.


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Updated June 1st, 2021, from Wellington, New Zealand.