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Sloww Premium is for students of life ready to dive deeper into the art of living.
Sloww Premium now includes the entire website, the online community, and all products (Ikigai eBook, Mini Mind, etc). All in all, it’s a one-of-a-kind guide that’s waiting for you when you’re ready to move beyond superficial self-help and mainstream personal development. Join 1000+ members from 50+ countries by investing in yourself with a gift that keeps on giving (and growing). There’s no place like Sloww, and Sloww Premium is your go-to guide to the beginning of the rest of your life. It’s a no-brainer. If you’re ready for lifelong learning that catalyzes deeper development…
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💰 $2000+ total value and counting! (but it only costs a fraction)
🌎 1000+ global members (from 50+ countries)
✍️ 150+ Sloww Premium posts + infographics (high wisdom-per-word)
📧 150+ Sloww Sunday newsletter issues archived (+ weekly bonus links)
🧠 365 Mini Mind daily emails (of bite-size brain food)
🤯 500+ Mental Mastery cheatsheet concepts curated (biases, fallacies, & more)
🧭 Ikigai 2.0 life purpose ebook (guidebook + bonus workbook)
📱 Sloww Society community + mobile app (meet members)
🤑 Exclusive discounts (on upcoming online courses)
💬 Members are saying:
“difficult to find minds dedicated to reaching this stage of development”
“deepens understanding without proselytizing any particular view”
“deeply focused on differentiated thinkers and perennial wisdom”
“community passionate about living simply and thinking deeply”
“depth of content that is nearly impossible to find elsewhere”
“challenges my thinking in new and more expansive ways”
“changes the way you view and interact with the world”
“resonates directly with my life and core philosophies”
“deep intellectual curiosity for understanding reality”
“compass that guides the process of awakening”
“community for like-minded wisdom-philes”
“stimulating as well as calming for the mind”
“personal and spiritual growth on steroids”
“altered my outlook and life dramatically”
“space unlike any other in my life”
“endless goldmine for your mind”
“one of my core thinking sites”
“warning: rabbit holes ahead”
“next gear in transformation”
“oasis in a time of chaos”
“world-class by far”
“invaluable to me”
“changed my life”
Who I am:
👋 Hi, I’m Kyle―the human behind Sloww. I’m an ex-marketing executive turned self-education entrepreneur after an existential crisis in 2015. In one sentence: my purpose is synthesizing lifelong learning that catalyzes deeper development. But, I’m not a professor, philosopher, psychologist, sociologist, anthropologist, scientist, mystic, or guru. I’m an interconnector across all those humans and many more—an “independent, inquiring, interdisciplinary integrator” (in other words, it’s just me over here, asking questions, crossing disciplines, and making connections). To keep it simple, you can just call me a “synthesizer.” Sloww is my synthesis on the art of living for students of life. Read my story.
Sloww Premium in Detail
10+ Featured Member Testimonials:
“Sloww Premium uniquely provides a depth of content nearly impossible to find elsewhere”
“It is time for a long overdue note of gratitude. Sloww has been a foundational and integral part of my personal growth for years. It continues to resonate with me year after year and has become a beacon. Having been following you from the early stages, I find everything you say about what Sloww is, the journey, and the stages to be true. Sloww began as a source of inspiration and affirmation on my journey towards a slower, simpler, more intentional life. It has impacted my personal development as well as my husband’s, and thus inevitably our journey together as a couple and family. We have decluttered, disowned ‘stuff,’ cleared schedules, left jobs to stay home, redefined the relationship with money, broken up with institutions, contemplated and moved towards massive downsizing and drastic changes in lifestyle, etc. I then began to embrace the value of Sloww’s content across all the disciplines. I devoured life-changing books from the reading list on finance, meaning, philosophy, and spirituality. Sloww provided organized content and guidance as I figured out what I wanted to add back into my life after removing it all. It helped me redefine who I am and who I wanted to be as I worked to define values and discover my life purpose. Over time, Sloww has become a compass that guides the process of awakening and understanding the human experience. Though most of the value may be hard to quantify, there have been tangible life changes as a result of the journey and process of awakening. 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. I believe it will be increasingly difficult to seek out minds who are dedicated to reaching this stage of development, and even fewer who are able to convey the ideas in a relatable and useful manner. Navigating the high-value content to find focus, clarity, meaning, and direction is the true value of Sloww—quiet, calm, soothing relief from the chaos. In time, I realized that I quickly outgrew many other spaces, accounts, blogs, and platforms. However, Sloww always remains relevant, and the evolving content continues to perpetuate my personal growth in all areas. I guess maybe I am realizing Sloww’s evolution has left it in a place that nothing else occupies. You provide a depth of content that is nearly impossible to find elsewhere. There is so much value—perhaps due to the unique nature of Sloww being a space unlike any other in my life, coupled with the fact it is so deeply personal. The refreshing uniqueness is what makes it so special. For what it’s worth, my instincts believe your content is worth far more than its current monetary value. Your work is invaluable to me. Without a doubt, you are a truly gifted synthesizer. You really are what not only I, but the rest of the world needs.”
Amber R.Premium Member
“Joining Sloww Premium has changed my life”
“I have been on the personal development and spiritual path full-time for the last 10 years or so. I’ve read hundreds of books, followed all kinds of blogs, gone to conferences, retreats, etc. I consider myself a student of life, wholeheartedly committed to answering the question: ‘How do I live the most fulfilling, flourishing life possible?’ Sloww is BY FAR the best comprehensive resource for answering that very question. Kyle is truly a masterful synthesist and my favorite wisdom synthesizer—but also, more importantly, a really awesome, approachable, modern day, philosopher king and dedicated craftsman. I’m so grateful for the work he does—sharing wisdom, connecting dots, and maybe most importantly to me, bringing together other wisdom lovers. I’ve learned so much from his incredible ability to synthesize complex important ideas into an easily digestible, highly enjoyable masterpiece. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate the clear, logical approach to personal development, self-awareness, and ultimately (ultimate) Truth. Joining Sloww Premium has changed my life. I’m a HUGE superfan! And, I’m so happy that Kyle’s started a community for like-minded wisdom-philes. I feel so lucky to be a part of your community and following your work from the beginning. I absolutely love what you’re doing, and I’m so glad you decided to use your genius to make such an invaluable contribution to the world. I’m so excited to follow where your curiosity leads you!”
Janie L.Premium Member
“Sloww Premium provides a safe place to unbind”
“After going down a deep dive rabbit hole that started with a, ‘Now what?’, I moved from purpose, to lifestyle, to intentional living, and eventually landed on Sloww. Keep in mind that landing was after more days and hours than I can easily count (weeks/months, on/off)—it’s hard to find a starting point). When I landed on Sloww, I found a place to hang out, and although I’m still in a rabbit hole, it is now primarily related to Sloww. So, first and foremost, thank you for providing me a solid landing spot, and hopefully a launching pad. My existential crises slowly crept in during 2019 amidst ending a 30+ year successful career, major health issues, and being a single, older female. You are young and so tuned in to life with most certainly a brilliant future ahead. I am old and tired yet excited and hopeful and finding my way in a strange swirling new world. Intentional living is exactly what I need. My admitted workaholism suited me well when it worked, but when work/health was broken I questioned everything. Your writings are thought-provoking, and I’m seeking a bridge from your generation to mine. Retirement readings are far less interesting than your writings. I appreciate your incredibly thoughtful ‘team of one’. So, thank you, Kyle Kowalski, for providing a safe place to unbind. I can easily recognize the glimmer of light I saw at the end of my dark tunnel manifested toward Sloww.”
Marcy P.Premium Member
“Sloww Premium offers an oasis of nurturing ideas and values”
“Stumbling across your website I felt energized and wary thinking that, ‘Oh, he’s another one‘, like me. When I see ‘marketing’ I see ‘sales’, and my life has been about both. Then I see the exhaustive search you are engaged in as you pursue life’s questions and answers, offering them all up in a passion of joy and what I fear is doubt. Overwhelmed with doubt so often in my own life, my nose for it is overly sensitive, if not defective. Regardless, I see how blatantly you seem to throw yourself and your work at those who wish to hitchhike on it, people like me. My vulnerability is that I am seeing my life’s end around the corner while feeling like I have never really lived, just survived and cunningly so. ‘Marketing / sales’ gave me tools to deceive and I have done it well. Now, with only me still deceived, I flounder looking for work and another way to engage myself. Your example is a good one. That is part of the gift of your work Kyle, for me, as it instructs, provides alternatives, challenges and allows, all at the same time. Despite its great impact and lingering value, it preserves my choices and respects my place. I am so grateful for that. In the fear-driven, dogmatic, shouting, polarized world I see, your offering is an oasis of nurturing ideas and values that are not labeled or sold. How refreshing and respectful. So far my experience of Sloww is the positives of having so much solid information consolidated in such a useful way, along with the bonus of me deciding for myself about its usefulness. I am such a grateful fan of what you have done in all of this. Thank you for your thinking art form and your passion to share ideas.”
Dale P.Premium Member
“Sloww Premium illuminates important paths I was unaware of”
“I will write you a fuller appreciation for the exceptional work you’ve done when I’ve digested more of what you have shared which may take some time as you’ve done so much! In the meantime, please know that your journey has shone many lights on mine and has illuminated important paths I was unaware of. Each post is presented beautifully with the right balance of depth and length, and I greatly appreciate your Sloww Stages structure. But most of all, I sense your openness and honesty, and I trust in your very discerning mind that is incisive but not judgmental. That quality is rare. I love your spreadsheets which tell me your syntheses are based on a very thorough dive into the detail which is what convinced me to sign up to Mini Mind. I am in awe and appreciation for the marvelous connections the internet allows us that were previously impossible. I am in my 60s living in the UK and feel very deeply connected to a young American I’ve never met. This sits alongside the fact that many of the closest souls I’ve encountered on my wonderful journey are dead authors. Apart from your site, I’ve just bought Iain McGilchrist’s The Matter with Things … Those of us who have won the lottery of birth I believe have a sacred duty to try to bring balance to the meta-crisis. My search is propelled by the fact that at my age, I still haven’t figured out my purpose. Your site has been the most helpful by far.”
Anne I.Premium Member
“Sloww Premium is the next gear in transformation”
“Welcome to the new day! It is evident you have connected with the path that thrills your soul and can fulfill you until there is no more breath. Much study is also a weariness to the flesh which shows you know how to lock into the moments but also take care of yourself so you can flourish and just be. The amount of information you process through searching for hidden treasures is a blessing to so many and will continue to take you beyond what is seen, and heard. That was a mouthful of words to say I really admire your work and am truly inspired going through it and also sharing some of your synthesis crystal clear gems of knowledge with others to help them along their way. The amount of information you produce is beyond imagination, and that you do it own your own makes me consider you have found the next gear in transformation. Take care of your amazing life. I know those journeys present some vigorous challenges mentally, physically, and spiritually. You are way out past the safety of the comfort zone and excuses. Keep up the great work sir! Your life truly is a gift to the world.”
Henry L.Premium Member
“Sloww Premium connects other members of the Sloww tribe”
“I love Sloww and have been a Premium member for years. Shout out to Kyle Kowalski (Sloww), Maria Popova (Brain Pickings/The Marginalian), James Clear (Atomic Habits), and other synthesizers who do a wonderful service for learning. As an avid practitioner of Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism and Deep Work philosophies, I’m judicious about what I allow in my inbox. Sloww is one of just a handful of newsletters I value deeply and read in full every time it lands in my inbox. I’m delighted to join the Premium community to connect with other members of the Sloww tribe. Thank you for taking the initiative to convene folks around the slow life principles. I will definitely take the Ikigai 2.0 eBook with me on vacation for some reflective reading. Thank you for all the insights!”
Lauren P.Premium Member
“Sloww Premium is a community passionate about living simply and thinking deeply”
“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 Sloww 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. 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. I look forward to your new postings that continue to challenge my thinking in new and more expansive ways.”
Peter C.Premium Member
“Sloww Premium does what no other author does”
“I think you have undervalued yourself. The Premium membership is probably too cheap. Love your work mate. I have spent so much money, time, and tears on so many courses over the past 25 years. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure they all planted seeds, but what you do is like no author I have seen do before. Kyle’s dark night of the soul must have been legendary to dig this deep for this long. So so impressed with what you are doing and the pounding of power quotes. I am just chewing, spitting it out, and chewing it again. Sloww synthesizes books and theories for the time poor human who is curious to learn more while living a life of contentment. I have read a lot of the books that you have summarized, but the book you wrote is just so raw and well-lived. What a gift you are giving. May it selfishly rock my world. Much love.”
Chris D.Premium Member
“Sloww Premium extracts and synthesizes wisdom from the world’s great library of information”
“I signed up for Sloww Premium. I would recommend charging more given the value. 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. The Ikigai 2.0 eBook is brilliant. You take the most logical approach to this complicated concept (in my mind). Sloww serves as a ‘guide to the art of living fully alive’ and delivers on that promise. There are thousands of members, and Kyle has spent the better part of the past 8 years extracting and synthesizing wisdom from the world’s great library of information. He is a great human and an ideal coworker. And he clearly has a beautiful mind.”
Joe D.Premium Member
“Sloww Premium gives me hope in a life with more purpose and freedom”
“I started reading Sloww a while ago. I was researching ‘ikigai’ and always kept an eye on the Sloww Sunday newsletter. I purchased Kyle’s Ikigai 2.0 eBook and have always loved his ability to concisely combine theories into his ongoing learning. The reason I joined Sloww Premium is because I’m unearthing things about myself—namely attachments and unaware programming—such that I’m relearning a lot about myself. I got rid of money worries by paying off debt and ‘succeeding’ financially. Although I realized quickly it had done very little with regards to the rest of my happiness. Ultimately, I’m actually super grateful your website exists because it does serve as a perfect learning place for where I’m at. Reading your story and seeing Sloww grow really gives me hope that I too can choose a smaller life with more purpose and freedom in the sense that I get to experience the more nourishing things in life.”
David S.Premium Member
25 More Testimonials from 1000+ Global Members:
“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, Shane Parrish (Farnam Street), and Maria Popova (The Marginalian/Brain Pickings). Sloww is the equivalent of being more aware and appreciating the substance of our intellectual capabilities.”
Richard S.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“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—a world-class synthesizer and consistently wonderful. A palate cleanser. I’ve become more spiritually inclined in my middle years, and this is a wonderful resource. Founder Kyle Kowalski summarizes ‘big idea’ books really succinctly.”
Tom M.Premium Member
“I’ve been reading Sloww for quite awhile now, but just now subscribing to Premium. I didn’t think I had time to take advantage of a Premium subscription, but every time I read Kyle’s newsletter, I wish I had it. Really, I don’t have time to NOT have a Sloww Premium subscription!”
Rebecca C.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“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. Always incredibly valuable, Kyle. Been following you for awhile and admire what you are up to. Keep it up.”
Brian R.Premium Member
“Grateful Premium member here. Just wanted to say how powerful your work has become (to me as a reader) over time. It just gets more and more resonant. Congratulations on being true to yourself. Incredible content. Thanks for being an inspiring, enriching part of my life.”
Will K.Premium Member
“I’ve been a long-time fan of your work ethic and of your content. I find what you share to the world fascinating, and consider you as one of the best synthesizers out there. 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.Premium Member
“Sparks fly when ideas are brought together from across disciplines, fields, etc. Sloww does this across the realms of spirituality, psychology, philosophy and more. For new perspective, I highly recommend you check it out. Warning: rabbit holes ahead…”
Ben D.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“I deeply admire Kyle’s intellectual flexibility and consistent creative output. More and more, I find myself wanting to be an intellectual chameleon, where I immerse myself in a bunch of disparate domains so that I can synthesize and integrate the bits of truth each of them contain. It honestly blows my mind how much quality stuff Kyle’s able to add to his online world so consistently. He’s an unstoppable synthesizing machine, and the Premium membership is an endless goldmine for your mind.”
Rob H.Premium Member
“All in all, it’s a joy to know that whatever I’ll choose to read always delivers content which happens to seamlessly blend pertinent knowledge and still acknowledge the human element present within the experience of living. To be one of Sloww’s members has exceeded any expectations and even in the beginning stages has been greatly thrilling and rewarding.”
Kathy T.Premium Member
“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! I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve learned from you over the years because of your willingness to share. Thanks and keep the virtuous cycle going!”
Sean D.Premium Member
“You are incredible. Never been drawn to a blog as much as yours. I am spending hours learning so many cool things. Premium was a very easy decision. Thank you for your teachings.”
Daphne S.Premium Member
“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 infographics, the layout, and the way you present it all is truly world-class by far. Your posts are mind-blowing. Sundays are great as I get your email on that day. Love it big time. Keep up the freaking fantabulous work you share with us.”
Hussein J.Premium Member
“I stumbled upon Sloww almost a year ago and have been dipping in and out of the thoughtful content put up by Kyle. After 2 years of insanely crazy life balancing work and personal commitments during the pandemic, I finally decided to slow down and become a Premium member—so that I can get more out of Kyle’s deep reflections and focus on enjoying life that is rapidly passing me by.”
Amit B.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“I just have to say that I found your website through Ben Greenfield a week or so ago and left the tab open to read the ikigai article. Yesterday as I was going through my tabs I decided to explore your website more and immediately resonated with your writings and process. Thank you so much for everything you put into this site. I truly believe it will be life-changing, and I am happy to be a Premium member less than 24 hours after looking at it.”
Matt K.Premium Member
“I am gladdened that you do the work you do to help people deepen their understanding without proselytizing any particular view. Just letting members into your meaning-making processes and explorations. And, offering guidance to important works and clear summaries. I’m always impressed with your facility in handling your enormous website. Marvelous how you distill knowledge and then present it in ways that allows readers to go deep (with all the links) or not and just learn from your summaries.”
Susanne C.Premium Member
“Kyle, I wanted to drop you a line and say how influential your work has been to me in the past couple of years. I found Anthony de Mello, Daniel Schmachtenberger, and The Stoa directly through you—all of which altered my outlook and life dramatically. They’ve been nothing short of ‘earth shattering’ for me. Cheers and I honor your efforts.”
Hunter W.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“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! I especially love how well you summarize books for a better and simpler life. And great job with the Sloww newsletters. I open it every time.”
Prakhar V.Premium Member
“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). In a busy and distracting world, it’s inspirational to find people that choose to ignore the noise and focus on the simplicity of happiness.”
Mike J.Premium Member
“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.”
Richa G.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
What does Sloww Premium include?
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📱 Premium Community
The Premium online community—the Sloww Society—connects you with hundreds of kindred spirits pursuing the art of living so you can “find the others.”
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 community runs on one of the latest and greatest community software solutions (Circle), so it’s easy on the eyes with a minimalist design and easy to use with an intuitive navigation. Plus, take Sloww on the go with the mobile app:
What are Sloww Society community members saying?
“I’m drawn to Kyle’s amazing focus on what matters—and my desire to be similar to him, and all of you, in pursuing personal growth and being able to connect and share with others. I am so grateful for what Kyle has created and is doing with Sloww. I had been receiving the free newsletter for a while and finally decided to join the community. Not sure why I waited so long. I’m excited to have access to the Premium content, and especially to be able to connect with other like-minded people. I’m eager to grow alongside everyone else.”
Ian M.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“Since joining the Sloww community, I typically spend an hour per week reading Kyle’s articles and absorbing the insights. It’s been tremendously useful to me.”
Chiel M.Premium Member
“Each Sunday I’m looking forward to receiving the Sloww newsletter, so I was really excited when I read about the community.”
Elien T.Premium Member
“Thank you for your leap of faith and for starting this awesome resource. Cant say enough about how it has supported me and been my companion in this journey.”
Monika R.Premium Member
“Undoubtedly, a Sloww community will add value to my life.”
Amber R.Premium Member
“A positive, mutually-supportive community.”
Dan O.Premium Member
“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 time-saving that I like. I’m passionate about autodidacticism, lifelong 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.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“I have no recollection of how I found your community, I only know that my true self always leads true north.”
Artemis E.Premium Member
“I am enjoying the incredible amount of information Kyle has curated around topics I find meaningful. I look forward to following his work and engaging with the community.”
Karen G.Premium Member
“I really like Kyle’s project and writings, so here am I, happy and curious to be part of the Sloww Society!”
Benjamin B.Premium Member
“I want to emphasize how much I value the incredible work Kyle does for the knowledge community. Your contributions have not only enriched my life but also inspired me to contribute back in any way I can.”
Kavein T.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“We seem to have similar interests and I like the deep dives you take into various subjects. Thank you for making it easy for your readers (me) to follow alongside your curiosity. I just signed up. I look forward to following your insights and to be part of the community. I love being able to learn from like-minded people.”
Doug W.Premium Member
“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.Premium Member
“You’ve created a most welcoming and engaging space. I certainly am glad to be a part of this!”
William T.Premium Member
“I’m amazed by how Kyle is always able to answer with something super insightful, honest and structured. I love that we can have these kind of conversations. It’s so rare!”
Alexandre L.Premium Member
“I’ll endeavor to utilize the community and insights. I appreciate all that you’re doing for the wider community (and humanity). Super grateful for your work and service.”
Eden S.Premium Member
“I think Kyle has created something quite special with Sloww. Very grateful to join.”
Josh R.Premium Member
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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.
🧭 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)
🧠 Mini Mind Daily Email & Mental Mastery Cheatsheet:
You also unlock the super comprehensive Mini Mind: 365 Daily Emails of Bite-Size Brain Food and Mental Mastery Cheatsheet: 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 special discounts on 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?
Premium Posts on Lifelong Learning & Deeper Development (Sloww Stage Support):
For a comprehensive overview: Sloww Stage Support: How do I develop by learning?
Premium Posts on Intentional Living (Sloww Stage 1):
For a comprehensive overview: Sloww Stage 1: How do I design a lighter life?
Premium Posts on Life Purpose (Sloww Stage 2):
For a comprehensive overview: Sloww Stage 2: How do I find a higher purpose?
Premium Posts on Mental Mastery (Sloww Stage 3):
For a comprehensive overview: Sloww Stage 3: How do I build a better mind?
Premium Posts on Spiritual Seeing (Sloww Stage 4):
For a comprehensive overview: Sloww Stage 4: How do I see beyond mind?
Sloww Premium Pricing & FAQs
What about the price and value?
“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.”
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“For what it’s worth, my instincts believe your content is worth far more than its current monetary value. Your work is invaluable to me.”
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What is the total value of Sloww Premium?
Here’s a current estimated value:
📖 Deep Book Series (28 posts at $7) = $196
📚 Knowledge Synthesis Series (26 posts at $15) = $390
💭 Stream of Consciousness Series (18 posts at $10) = $180
👋 Behind the Scenes Series (13 posts at $10) = $130
🖼️ Photo-Synthesis Library (65 infographics at $5) = $325
📧 Sloww Sunday Newsletter Archive (163 issues & 2 summaries at $5) = $825
🧠 Mini Mind Daily Email & Mental Mastery Cheatsheet (1 product at $99 & 1 spreadsheet at $25) = $124
🧭 Ikigai 2.0 Life Purpose eBook (1 guidebook + workbook) = $19
📱 Sloww Society Community & Mobile App = Priceless
🤑 Exclusive Discounts (upcoming online courses) = TBD
💰 Total = Premium Content ($2,189 Value) + Premium Community (Priceless Value) + Exclusive Discounts (TBD Value)
What is the price of Sloww Premium?
As you can imagine, I did a ton of research to determine pricing. Sure, others are charging more, but Sloww Premium will continue to cost a fraction of the total value offered.
The annual option is $149/year (about $12/month), and the lifetime option is $949/life (less than annual over the long haul).
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!
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.
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