Derek Sivers and His Three New Books

Sivers is someone who’s work I reallly admire. His lifestyle as well. He creates, or he doesn’t. He doesn’t do social media. He doesn’t get front and center and try to sell you things. He just lives. And creates. His first book came out in 2015 (which you should definitely check out), and he’s been mostly quiet since. Now he has three books in their final phase that are about to release. That’s such a beautiful thing. We’ve exchanged a few emails over the years, and he responds as if he’s an old friend. I appreciate that so much, and because of that, I don’t bother him too much. Only when I have a good question or thought. Similar to what I wrote recently about Austin Kleon, Sivers is someone that I relate to in many ways. He’s a trailblazer for me, so I’m always looking for ways to follow his lead.

Here’s His First Book

Here’s His Upcoming Books

  • Your Music and People
  • Hell Yeah or No
  • How to Live

Your Music and People: a philosophy for musicians (and normal people) of getting your work to the world by being creative, considerate, resourceful, and connected

Hell Yeah or No: For the next ten years, I wrote for hours a day in my private journal, asking myself questions and answering them. Then often taking experimental and radical actions based on these thoughts. The thoughts and experiences that seemed useful to others, I’d share on my website, which are now collected here in this book for you.

How to Live: There’s an amazing book called Sum, that has forty radically different, conflicting, and creative answers to the question What happens when you die?” Directly inspired by that, I’ve written a book that has twenty radically different, conflicting, and useful answers to the question of how to live.

Rose Turned One. Writing a Weekly Newsletter Every Monday Morning. Bought a Camera. Got Married and Have a Video to Prove It. Lost Our Husky. Last Updated: November 14th, 2022.

Morning Coffee


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Previously, What’s Holding All This Together (Morning Coffee: November 21st, 2022)

Previously, Rose Turns One (Morning Coffee: November 14th, 2022)

Previously, Showing up and Looking Forward (Morning Coffee: November 7th, 2022)

Previously, Robots Painted This (Morning Coffee: October 31st, 2022)

Previously, Sharing Sofa (Morning Coffee: October 24th, 2022)

Previously, Crates and Presets (Morning Coffee: October 17th, 2022)

Previously, Homecoming (Morning Coffee: October 10th, 2022)

Previously, The Traveling Drone (Morning Coffee: October 3rd, 2022)

Previously, System Thinking (Morning Coffee: September 26th)

Previously, On This Day (Morning Coffee: September 19th, 2022)

Previously, Dynamic Island (Morning Coffee: Sept. 12th, 2022)

Previously, Organizing Health (Morning Coffee: Sept. 5th, 2022)

Previously, Up Ahead (Morning Coffee: August 29th, 2022)

Previously, Dancing With the Stars (Morning Coffee: August 22nd, 2022)

Previously, Military Backpack (Morning Coffee: August 15th, 2022)

Previously, Space Between Time (Morning Coffee: August 8th, 2022)

Previously, A Tiny Gameboy (Morning Coffee: August 1st, 2022)

Previously, 5,000 Photos (Morning Coffee: July 25th, 2022)

Previously, Upgrading the Newsletter (Morning Coffee: July 18th, 2022)

Previously, Emoji Folders (Monday Coffee: July 11th, 2022)

Previously, Happy 4th of July (Monday Coffee: July 4th, 2022)

Previously, We Are The Energy (Monday Coffee: June 27th, 2022)

Previously, My First Father’s Day (Monday Coffee: June 20th, 2022)

Previously, Hard Work Pays Off (Monday Coffee: June 13th, 2022)

Previously, A Lens Blur, a Time Blur (Monday Coffee: June 6, 2022)

Previously, Yelling Into the Void (Monday Coffee: May 30th, 2022)

Previously, Today Is My Birthday (Monday Coffee: May 23rd, 2022)

Previously, New Motivation (Monday Coffee: May 16th, 2022)

Previously, A Camera Changes Everything (Monday Coffee: May 9, 2022)

Previously, Make Gifts (Monday Coffee: May 2nd, 2022)

Previously, A Cheap Projector to Watch the Suns Lose (Monday Coffee: April 25th, 2022)

Previously, Monday Coffee: April 18th, 2022