Sloww Premium Membership: Ready to Dive Deeper into the Art of Living?
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- What are Premium members saying?
- Why Premium?
- What does Premium include?
- Where do I start with Premium?
- Pricing & FAQs
Sloww Premium in a Nutshell
Join 1000+ members from 50+ countries by investing in yourself with a gift that keeps on giving (and growing). It’s a no-brainer:
You get immediate access to:
🔓 75+ exclusive posts & infographics (100,000+ wisdom-dense words)
🔓 Ikigai 2.0 life purpose eBook (guidebook and bonus workbook)
🔓 Sloww Society online community (member-only by invitation)
🔓 Sloww Sunday newsletter archive (and weekly bonus links)
🔓 Special discounts (on upcoming courses, eBooks, & more)
It’s not your typical membership:
👍 Exclusive content and community (not just one or the other)
👏 Annual or lifetime access (choose what works best for you)
🙌 $1000+ total value (but it only costs a small fraction!)
Here’s what members are saying:
💭 “Deeply focused on differentiated thinkers and perennial wisdom”
🤯 “Challenges my thinking in new and more expansive ways”
🌎 “Feel more connected to humanity and Mother Nature”
👁 “Changes the way you view & interact with the world”
💡 “Truly stimulating as well as calming for the mind”
🌱 “Perpetuates my personal growth in all areas”
🔎 “So deeply researched and very well curated”
💪 “Personal and spiritual growth on steroids”
🚀 “Joining Premium has changed my life”
🌀 “Condensed down to the essence”
💯 “The BEST value on the internet”
🧠 “One of my core thinking sites”
🦋 “Very transformative content”
🥇 “Truly world-class by far”
💎 “Invaluable to me”
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Sloww Premium in Detail
What are 1000+ members from 50+ countries saying?
“I recently became a Premium member. I’d like to congratulate you on developing one of the few thoughtful and well-presented blogs and websites. I now consider Sloww one of my core thinking sites, along with Tim Ferriss, Farnam Street, and Brain Pickings … Sloww is the equivalent of being more aware and appreciating the substance of our intellectual capabilities.” — Richard S.
“I’ve been exploring issues of self-development and self-enlightenment for more than 25 years. However, it’s mostly been a solitary journey. I discovered your blog in December 2019, and it was a revelation. I felt like I had found another kindred spirit who thought as deeply as I did. I also appreciated how it exposed me to new concepts or dug deeper on issues that I had previously considered. In your blog, I felt that there was a community who was just as passionate as I was about living simply and thinking deeply. For that, I am forever grateful! I finally got the lifetime membership today and it was a long time coming. I just wanted to say, THANK YOU for all of your work and effort. It means a lot to me and the others who follow your blog. I look forward to your new postings that continue to challenge my thinking in new and more expansive ways.” — Peter C.
“I just want to say ‘thanks’ for all you are doing here. I’m 69 years young, and most of my life I’ve been searching for meaning and answers to some of life’s most basic (and not so basic) questions. Your site shows me I’m not alone, and there are answers out there. While we all must walk our own path, it is reassuring to know there are others along the way.” — Michael H.
“Keep up the outstanding work you do. You give and share so much world-class wisdom for free, plus the Premium membership is a real deal of a lifetime … The fact that you are a team of one makes Sloww even more commendable. Your articles, the graphics, the layout, and the way you present it all is truly world-class by far.” — Hussein J.
“Premium content is super insightful! If you enjoy reading Sloww posts, then there is no reason to not get the lifetime Premium content. Think of it as personal and spiritual growth on steroids (if you’re willing to read and ponder). Thank you. Your work is fantastic!” — Prakhar V.
“I LOVE YOUR WORK!!! Joining Premium has changed my life … I absolutely love what you’re doing, and I’m SO glad you decided to use your genius to make such an incredible contribution to the world … I am a superfan … I REALLY resonate with your approach, the way you’ve connected the dots, and your incredible ability to synthesize … You’ve done a fantastic job synthesizing very complex ideas into an easily digestible, highly enjoyable masterpiece. Please keep up the GREAT WORK!!! You’re definitely a Philosopher King. I’m so excited to be in your community!!” — Janie L.
“Wow, you have provided me with a great gift! … Truly, you are doing the world a service, synthesizing what you are learning. In a journey catalyzed by your own dis-integration, you are healing yourself and the world by integrating the wisdom you are uncovering book by book by podcast by webinar. I LOVE that you understand and value yourself as a ‘creative combinator’ … Happy and grateful to have found Kyle’s trove of summaries and infographics for books of depth and inquiry by creative, brave thinkers.” — Claire K.
“The depth of your evolving content continues to perpetuate my personal growth in all areas. Your journey continues to resonate with me year after year and your platform has become a beacon … Your content never fails to provide the right direction and momentum for my journey. Your work is invaluable to me.” — Amber R.
“I absolutely love your site, your honesty, your generosity in sharing and how you live. I find much comfort in knowing I’m not the only one who ponders these things! It’s made me feel more connected to humanity, Mother Nature, the planet, etc by reading things you suggest and just taking time to know my thoughts and ideas matter. You’re awesome, and I’m forever grateful!” — Stephanie R.
“I’m glad I am a Premium member, it’s a bargain value … Sloww is deeply focused on finding the really differentiated thinkers and perennial spiritual wisdom. If there’s too much nonsense out there, why not focus on truths that might be universally applicable? He has written so much great stuff.” — Tom M.
“I’ve been enjoying your writing and wisdom you’ve synthesized more and more! Thanks for putting out great things into the world. I feel like each time I take a look at something you put out I realize how much wisdom is in it … Your ideas have really helped shape my thinking, and I can only image how many other people have been positively impacted by you!” — Sean D.
“I’ve really enjoyed Sloww these past few years … I was drawn into your experiences. I feel really fortunate. I signed up for your Premium membership almost immediately, and I am very gracious for your work. Onward and upward!” — Max K.
“I literally look forward to every Sunday to get your newsletter, and it does have very transformative content. Today, I decided to become a lifelong fan of you and look forward to delving into some of the Premium content. Thanks for all the work you put behind this.” — Karthik K.
“I feel a deep affinity to your mind, your journey, and the content that you produce. I’ve signed up for your Premium content (which I think is a complete steal).” — Mike J.
“Sloww strikes me as a meta-source—a source that references a wide variety of other sources. The way Sloww synthesizes and integrates many perspectives is something I like, too. It is time-saving.” — Diego A.
“Your blog is one of the few that show deep thoughts in everything you write. Everything you write is condensed down to the essence, both to leave room for readers to think deeply and also to respect the time of those that don’t … This is the main reason that I wanted to join Premium.” — Khai Yuen L.
“I ran into your blog about a month ago and just purchased the Premium membership a few days ago because I kept finding myself back at your website. Thank you for creating this treasure trove where one can stop by for quick hits of inspiration, and/or stay for hours … I look forward to many more hours of reading of your blog over the next few months.” — Richa G.
“I recently joined the Premium membership you offer. I just wanted to congratulate you because I’m usually cautious about my spendings. This time, I found you so reliable based on the things I had already seen from you for free (and thought that you had already given me so much) that even if I don’t have time right now to read the Premium content I know I want to pay for what I already got, and I know I want to read everything later. I hope this sounds as big of a compliment as it’s meant to be … In a nutshell, massive congratulations for what you do, and I hope it will be of interest to you for a while so I can keep on learning from your work!” — Tom C.
“You are incredible. Never been drawn to a blog as much as yours. I am spending hours … learning so many cool things. The Premium level was a very easy decision. Thank you for your teachings.” — Daphne S.
“I discovered Sloww today and haven’t been able to stop reading. Your story immediately resonated with me. I really appreciated your detailed explanation of how you defined your ikigai, and I’m looking forward to digging into more, particularly the Premium content!” — Aashay M.
“I found Sloww and Kyle through a Google search in order to better understand my own last name (Ikigai) and signed up for the Premium offering to get his fantastic book, Ikigai 2.0. I loved the ‘one and done’ style of the membership, and have relished all the insight and wisdom I have received ever since.” — Anamika I.
“So glad that you’ve made it both affordable and easily accessible. Your work is truly stimulating as well as calming for the mind. I appreciate the time you’ve taken out to put this into the universe. True blessing.” — S. N.
“Thank you for being who you are Kyle … I have to say that you have made wonderful work. I hope people realize how much wealth you deliver to the world through your own journey. You are a blessing.” — Sambath M.
“Thanks for all that you do! I just became a Premium member. Fascinating website, and I can’t wait to get into it!” — Mike D.
“Keep doing great work. Also wanted to let you know that my decision to go for the Premium subscription was not solely based upon my perception of how much value I’ll gain in the future. Rather, I felt that Kyle is doing great work and ought to be appreciated.” — Atul M.
“As a Premium member I am enjoying your writings. I can honestly say that your work impacted me and my life on so many levels. It made me think and ask myself the right questions. The most powerful one for me is simply ‘why’: why I am working, why I am living, why I need money, and so on.” — Ivan O.
“I’m immensely grateful for your work (joined Premium over the weekend and am impressed). Almost everything resonates directly with my life, life choices, and core philosophies, and I’m excited to continue learning, adopting, and evolving from your endeavors.” — Brian R.
“I always look forward to reading posts from Sloww when they arrive as they provide me with a roadmap to navigate away from this frenetic, commerce driven world in which we live. They remind me that I can be in this world but not necessarily part of it and that there is a better way to walk this earth.” — Sarina D.
“I’ve been following you for a while now and I really love your articles! They are easy to read, so deeply researched, and very well curated! … The world needs more people like you, with a mindset like yours.” — Long Q.
“Thanks for your posts. Your work really helps me to move forward, and you’re presenting the texts in such a simple manner. It is so helpful.” — Cloe F.
“Keep up the great work mate, it’s not often you stumble across writing that changes the way you view and interact with the world and your work ticks those boxes!” — Dean K.
“I firstly want to say that what you’re doing is amazing, and so important. I love your idea of the Premium membership.” — Ashley R.
“Thank you for serving us so abundantly and with incredible passion. Your enthusiasm for the higher potential of humanity eases the burden of my doubts.” — Corri H.
“I just became a Premium member of Sloww, and I wanted to reach out and thank you for the amazing work you do. You are a source of insight & inspiration for me.” — Eray E.
“Officially became a Premium member yesterday! Can’t wait to take a deeper dive into all of your insights.” — Nate K.
“I am happy to say that I am a new Premium member. My journey just got more interesting thanks to your content.” — Pablo C.
“You work really hard, and you give so much value! I’m a member!! Woohoo! I appreciate you.” — Briana K.
“I love your work. I got the Premium to support and thank you. Thank you so much for the marvelous work and love within. Keep enjoying the process.” — Legoes J.
“I want to let you know I just purchased the Premium membership on your site. I really appreciate the content you post and want to support your long-term work. Thanks for your work.” — Cameron L.
“From a member who joined within moments of first finding your site. I thought your offering was valuable and resonant. My initial opinion still stands.” — Martin H.
“I continue to love your work … You’re pretty comprehensive and I get so much value from your work. So keep it going!” — Angelique E.
“Wanted you to know how much I appreciate your site and work. Just upgraded to Premium as a support for you.” — Nic S.
“The BEST value on the internet. I love it! So happy to have found it.” — Blue Pearl Wellness
“I signed up for Premium. I really enjoy the site and wanted to say that I’m thoroughly impressed by what you have built. I hope you are able to take a step back and take it all in … and realize the impact you are having … I love the way you think and how you communicate those thoughts so clearly.” — Joe D.
“Been enjoying your Premium membership for sometime now. You are a cut above the rest.” — Derek T.
“Thanks for all that you do for our collective. You’re an exceptional person.” — Arash Y.
“Thanks for producing an amazing product.” — Ben D.
“The membership that keeps on giving!” — Elisha W.
“Highly recommend.” — Podcast Notes
Why a Premium Membership?
Sloww is synthesizing the world’s wisdom on the art of living. We’re all students of life learning how to be human and transforming our whys into wise. Over the last few years, Sloww has evolved and emerged to become a sensemaking signal in a noisy world.
We have an abundance of information and inspiration these days—what I call “why content.” It plays an important role and can be impactful, but it only represents one side of the spectrum. On the flip side, there seems to be a scarcity of practical “how content”—where the “rubber meets the road” and we meet day-to-day life face-to-face. It’s time to connect why and how. The big question:
How do we integrate timeless wisdom and modern knowledge to transform our lives today?
Sloww Premium is for anyone who is ready to dive deeper into the art of living and attempt to answer that question. It’s for you if you’re ready to truly take action to awaken the art of living in yourself—to live intentionally, travel inwardly, be a student of life, and be the hero or heroine of your own journey.
Sloww Premium content synthesizes why and how.
After all, we aren’t taught how to live in school or the workplace. We must go deeper on our own to gain wisdom. In a world of surface-level content, this deeper level is where I’ve found the timeless ideas and insights. It’s time to move from aspiration to action, from philosophy to practicality, and from desire to doing. Once you have the spark, Sloww Premium gives you the steps. Once you have the passion, it gives you the process.
But, that’s not all. You can take the Premium content to the next level with the Premium community!
Sloww Premium community connects you with kindred spirits pursuing the art of living so you can “find the others.”
What does Sloww Premium include?
For a full list of every Premium post, see the next section below: Where do I start with Sloww Premium?
💬 Premium Community
The new online community—the Sloww Society—is officially launched and live! It’s built on one of the latest and greatest community software solutions (Circle), so it’s easy on the eyes with minimalist design and easy to use with intuitive navigation.
Although the hero’s/heroine’s journey requires individual inner work, you no longer have to feel like you’re walking the path alone in the world. We can now journey together. The Sloww Society community is the newest online home for humans diving deeper into the art of living all around the globe (50+ countries and counting). If you’ve wanted to “find the others” and connect with other kindred spirits, it’s now a reality.
Here’s what Sloww Society community members are saying:
“A Sloww Premium community sounds amazing! I have actually been thinking about/wishing for exactly this for several months at least. My personal experience has been that the further/deeper I dive into the awakening process, there are fewer people I am able to connect with/relate to on a truly meaningful level. Undoubtedly, a Sloww community will add value to my life … Sloww has long been an integral part of my personal growth in so many areas. I am truly excited to connect and engage with this community.” — Amber R.
“I’m SO HAPPY that Kyle’s started a community for like-minded wisdom-philes. Like all of you, I’m a HUGE fan of his work. I consider him a modern day Philosopher King. I’ve learned so much from his incredible ability to synthesize complex IMPORTANT ideas into something easily digestible and fun to read … I’m so excited to be in the community!!” — Janie L.
“I’ve been a huge fan of Sloww ever since coming across it 1-2 years ago and super excited to join and be a part of this community … I simply love the idea of ‘finding your people’ and seeing what emerges from that. Given what Kyle’s already built with Sloww, I know this community is going to attract some special people. I can’t wait to see what happens!” — David W.
“Big fan of your work on Sloww, Kyle. I’ve learned a ton from your synthesized wisdom. It’s really enhanced my perception of the world and my place in it. Stoked for even more slow goodness and to learn from and connect with the undoubtably cool people that make up this Sloww Society.” — Mikey B.
“I enjoy reading the articles that Kyle puts out in Sloww as they resonate with my introspective nature. I would like to connect with individuals here who are looking for the deeper meaning of life. To join others and collectively discover perspectives to ‘Why I am here?'” — Jenny T.
“Since I received the first newsletter from Kyle, I was hooked. Kyle you really inspired me with all your content. When you announced you where working on a community, I immediately knew I would join! … I’m looking forward to becoming a part of the Sloww Society” — Sybren S.
“I’m passionate about autodidacticism, life-long learning, and articulating ideas. I hope to find even more amazing, useful material in this community. I imagine that every member has a deep intellectual curiosity for understanding reality and the world — I share that sentiment.” — Diego A.
“My intention in joining this community is to make like-minded friends on the internet. I read constantly and write often, but I haven’t been very good at exchanging thoughts. Many times I’ve read Kyle’s posts on Twitter and thought ‘get out of my brain.'” — Mike L.
“I’m here because I LOOOOVE SLOWW and am in awe of what Kyle is doing. I am a lifelong learner and personal growth fan and excited to make new connections with other like-minded members.” — Helene S.
“I saw a comment by Kyle on a YouTube video in January 2021 – I visited Sloww – I read Kyle’s writing – and BAM! I just KNEW this is a special guy and Sloww is a special place. Need I say more?” — Bronson C.
“I’ve been following Kyle’s work for a while now and strongly resonate with it, so I’m very happy to connect with other members of the Sloww community.” — Giorgio P.
“Delighted to join this platform to connect with other members of the Sloww tribe … Thank you for taking the initiative to convene folks around the slow life principles. I look forward to being involved.” — Lauren P.
“You’ve created a most welcoming and engaging space. I certainly am glad to be a part of this!” — William T.
“Each Sunday I’m looking forward to receiving the Sloww newsletter, so I was really excited when I read about the community.” — Elien T.
“I really like Kyle’s project and writings, so here am I, happy and curious to be part of the Sloww Society!” — Benjamin B.
”A community just as passionate as I am about living simply and thinking deeply.” — Peter C.
“A positive, mutually-supportive community.” — Dan O.
✍️ Premium Content
📘 Ikigai 2.0 Life Purpose eBook:
Your membership includes access to the first paid eBook: Ikigai 2.0: A Step-by-Step Guidebook to Finding Life Purpose & Making Money Meaningfully (+ Bonus Workbook)
🧠 Mental Mastery Cheatsheet:
You also unlock the super comprehensive spreadsheet: 500+ Cognitive Concepts Curated (Biases, Fallacies, Effects, Illusions, Heuristics, Mental Models, & More)
📧 Sloww Sunday Newsletter archive & BonusES:
You get access to the full archive of all Sloww Sunday newsletter issues and weekly bonus links (which I call the “Sloww Sunday Surplus”). While the newsletter is a free weekly email, the full archive of all issues on the site and these bonuses are included with your Premium membership. Jump down the archive rabbit hole—I guarantee you’ll learn something new!
🖼️ PHOTO-SYNTHESIS Premium Infographics:
Your membership includes a dedicated library for quick access to Premium infographics—what I call “photo-synthesis” or “photo-syntheses” (quite literally, a summary/synthesis in an image). Use it to browse all Premium infographics, or use it as a discovery engine to explore new Premium posts. Download them, practice them, integrate them, embody them, master them.
📖 Deep Book Post Series:
What happens after you read a book or book summary? What about deep books on the meaning of life? Or books on Stoicism? Spirituality? Self-actualization and transcendence? Even simple living isn’t so simple. How do you apply all these to your actual life? These Premium summaries take another pass at the public book summaries to further distill them down to their essence—giving you actionable ideas to implement into your life immediately. Not only are they more actionable, they are also on average about half the length of the free book summaries. The plan is to have a Premium companion post for every recommended book.
📚 Knowledge Synthesis Post Series:
The more I read, the more I see common themes between books and ways that individual books could connect to become greater than the sum of their parts. I also often go deep on a specific topic and learn everything I can about it (e.g. life purpose, self-actualization, transcendence). This series is for that deeper level of synthesis.
💭 Stream of Consciousness Post Series:
Most of the time, I go deep into a concept or book, synthesize what I learn, and then summarize it for you. We must go deep to reach a sufficient level of understanding and uncover the most impactful insights. Stream of Consciousness takes a different approach with more free-flow thinking and writing: What are the ideas or concepts that seem to repeatedly come up? How can we think about the deep questions that don’t seem to have answers? What are the paradoxes that should be considered for daily living?
👋 Behind the Scenes Post Series:
The newest Premium series is called Behind the Scenes. What does my life actually look like? Do I practice what I preach? How is Sloww doing as a business? What have I learned? This series is intended to give you a more transparent look into my life and Sloww.
💰 Exclusive Discounts
By becoming a Premium member, you’ll receive discounts on existing products (e.g. 20% off Mini Mind) and upcoming products (e.g. Synthesizer Course, Intentional Living Course, and more). Here’s what I’m working on now.
Where do I start with Sloww Premium?
The best way to jump in is to read What is Sloww? Where are you on your journey, and what are you most interested in right now?
Lifelong Learning Premium Posts
These posts are the foundational structure that support all of the following stages.
Stage 1: Intentional Living Premium Posts
For a comprehensive overview of this stage: Sloww Stage 1: How do I design a lighter life?
Stage 2: Life Purpose Premium Posts
For a comprehensive overview of this stage: Sloww Stage 2: How do I find purpose in life?
Stage 3: Mental Mastery Premium Posts
For a comprehensive overview of this stage: Sloww Stage 3: How do I master the mind?
Stage 4: Spiritual Growth Premium Posts
For a comprehensive overview of this stage: Sloww Stage 4: How do I embody wisdom?
Sloww Premium Pricing & FAQs
I think you have undervalued yourself … The membership is probably too cheap. Love your work mate.— Chris D, Premium Member
I would recommend charging more for Premium … Given the value, I would consider an annual membership fee of $199 or more.— Joe D, Premium Member
How much does Sloww Premium cost?
I greatly appreciate the comments from Chris and Joe above, but Sloww Premium will continue to be a fraction of that price! Right now, it’s only $75/year (recurring subscription) or $245/life (one-time payment). The annual option is less than $1.50/week, and the lifetime option is even less over time. Both get you the same immediate access to all current and future Sloww Premium content plus an invite to the Sloww Society online community.
Here’s a current estimated value of Sloww Premium:
- Deep Book Series (19 posts at $7) = $133
- Knowledge Synthesis Series (14 posts at $12) = $168
- Stream of Consciousness Series (12 posts at $7) = $84
- Behind the Scenes Series (6 posts at $7) = $42
- Photo-Synthesis Library (36 infographics at $5) = $180
- Mental Mastery Cheatsheet (1 spreadsheet) = $15
- Mini Mind Discount (1 coupon code) = $9
- Ikigai 2.0 Life Purpose eBook (1 guidebook + workbook) = $15
- Sloww Sunday Newsletter Archive (114 issues & 2 summaries at $5) = $580
- Sloww Society Online Community = Priceless
- Total = Premium Content ($1,226 Value) + Community Connection (Priceless Value)
Why annual and lifetime options?
- Monthly/annual subscriptions are pretty standard these days. Given the deep nature of the Sloww content and community, an annual membership seems like the minimum length of time needed to truly immerse yourself and integrate everything into your life.
- At the same time, “subscription fatigue” can be a real thing since there seems to be a subscription for just about everything these days. Some prefer a lifetime membership because it’s one and done. You never need to think about it again or worry about price increases. And, it’s a cool feeling to know that you will be part of the community forever if you want to be.
Note: In the US, the FTC requires clarity around “lifetime.” In this case, lifetime means Sloww’s lifetime (as long as Sloww.co exists). Good news, I’m not planning on going anywhere!
Why is it so inexpensive?
- As you can imagine, I did a ton of research to determine pricing. Sure, others are charging way more—hundreds or even thousands per year. My goal is to strike the balance between accessibility and sustainability—the price should be low enough that many people can afford it and benefit from the content and community (accessibility), but enough to keep Sloww going (sustainability). This feels like the right amount to charge for now. That being said, as the Premium content library and perks grow, the price may increase over time. So, there’s no better time than now to sign up.
Can I get a bulk discount for my company, class, club, etc?
- Yes. Please email me at kyle(at)sloww(dot)co and let me know what you are thinking. We can work out a rate, payment method, and the best way to get everyone signed up successfully.
Is it safe to check out on the site?
- Yes. Sloww.co is SSL-encrypted and uses one of the top membership software services available. The software utilizes well-known payment gateways PayPal and Stripe (for credit card payments). Your credit card information is not seen or stored by Sloww.
This all sounds great, but what if I still have buyer’s remorse and want a refund?
- No hard feelings. Send me an email at kyle(at)sloww(dot)co within 30 days of the initial purchase with your name, email address you used to sign up, and reason for the requested refund.
Have another question?
- Email me directly at kyle(at)sloww(dot)co.
Thank you if you made it this far! If you’re interested in diving deeper into the art of living, please consider becoming a Premium member today: