56. Self-actualisation and Slow living with Kyle Kowalski
Play โ€ข 1 hr 40 min

David speaks with Kyle Kowalski, a thoughtful entrepreneur, adult learner, and proponent of slow living.

Kyle describes himself as a synthesiser and solopreneur so we got to unpack what that means.

This was a very introspective episode.

They talked about:

  • The philosophy of slow living and how it can influence our ambitions and choices
  • Some of the lessons he learned from going through a personal crisis
  • The importance of finding purpose and of cultivating a spirit of lifelong learning
  • Challenging life assumptions, prioritizing needs and wants, and structuring time and work for personal growth

๐Ÿ“œFull transcript:


๐Ÿ“น Watch on Youtube


๐Ÿ‘ค Connect with Kyle:

Twitter: @KyKow

eBook: Ikigai 2.0 | https://www.sloww.co/shop/ikigai-ebook/

Website: Sloww.co | http://sloww.co/

๐Ÿ—ฃ Mentioned in the show:

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day | https://amzn.to/425wAE0

Lottery of Birth | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lottery_of_birth

Paul Millerd | https://think-boundless.com/

The Pathless Path | https://amzn.to/3LAO7yH

Ramana Maharshi | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramana_Maharshi

Self-inquiry | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-enquiry_(Ramana_Maharshi)

Renรฉ Girard | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renรฉ_Girard

Theory of mimetic desire | https://www.theknowledge.io/mimesis/

Mortimer J. Adler | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortimer_J._Adler

How to Read a Book | https://amzn.to/3LAz5sM

Suzanne Cook Reuter | http://wikibin.org/articles/susanne-cook-greuter.html

Ego Development Theory | https://www.sloww.co/ego-development-theory-cook-greuter/

Ken Wilber | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Wilber

Abraham Maslow | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Maslow

Hierarchy of Needs | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs

Robert Kegan | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kegan

Theory of Adult Development | https://www.contextprofessionals.com/en/adult-development-theory-how-can-leaders-grow-as-adults-1/

Joseph Campbell | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Campbell

Hero's Journey | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero's_journey

Transformative Learning | https://www.valamis.com/hub/transformative-learning

Disorienting dilemma | https://www.valamis.com/hub/transformative-learning#:~:text=1.-,Disorienting

Creating Freedom | https://amzn.to/3HeVBor

Raoul Martinez | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raoul_Martinez

Charles C. Mann | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_C._Mann

The Wizard and the Prophet | https://amzn.to/3Va8g1A

Robert Sapolsky | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Sapolsky

Behave | https://amzn.to/4423HKV

Dan Buttner | https://www.bluezones.com/dan-buettner/

Maria Popova | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Popova

Jacob Lund Fisker | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Lund_Fisker

Early Retirement Extreme | http://earlyretirementextreme.com/

Vicki Robin | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicki_Robin

Your Money or Your Life | https://amzn.to/40FSxsd

Essentialism | https://amzn.to/44b8hq4

Greg McKeown | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_McKeown_(author)

One Thing | https://amzn.to/3HeYqWj

Gary W. Keller | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_W._Keller

Jay Papasan | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Papasan

Four Thousand Weeks | https://amzn.to/3n7LRFw

Oliver Burkeman | https://www.oliverburkeman.com/about

Joshua Becker | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Becker

Ramit Sethi | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramit_Sethi

I Will Teach You to Be Rich | https://amzn.to/3n2uG8x

Daniel Kahneman | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Kahneman

The Psychology of Money | https://amzn.to/3Lbdzt2

Morgan Housel | https://www.morganhousel.com/

Alan Watts | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts

Naval Ravikant | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Ravikant

Read What You Love Until You Love to Read | https://nav.al/love-read

Michael Alan Singer | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Alan_Singer

The Surrender Experiment | https://amzn.to/3n6OJ5y

Living Untethered | https://amzn.to/3nh443v

The Untethered Soul | https://amzn.to/3HhB5n7

David Eagleman | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Eagleman

Livewired | https://amzn.to/44aKZ3w

The Great Mental Models | https://amzn.to/3V8qT6d

Shane Parrish | https://fs.blog/about/

Super Thinking |https://amzn.to/3NAr1tl

Gabriel Weinberg | https://twitter.com/yegg

The Art of Thinking Clearly |https://amzn.to/42b2e38

Rolf Dobelli | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolf_Dobelli

Memetic immune system | https://www.lesswrong.com/tag/memetic-immune-system

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