About Slow Down Fast
Hello, and welcome to Slow Down Fast!
My name is David Bohl. I’m a husband, father, friend, business owner, and the creator of this site as well as the Slow Down Fast Trilogy.
Here’s a question for you…
If life were a meal, how would you want yours served?
a. A nine-course, sit-down dinner, to be savored and enjoyed over conversation with great people?
b. Microwaved mini burgers that you can cram in record time, while pealing out of the drive-thru on your way to the next big event?
Today, my answer would be “a” – the sit-down dinner… but it wasn’t always like that.
There was a time when I wanted everything “yesterday” and to go. I was a materialistic, status-seeking achievement junkie. I craved the “rush” and I needed “things” and prestige to prove my worth. I worked hard, partied harder, pushed myself to the extreme, and generally missed out on what was right in front of me.
Why? Because I didn’t know how to live in the here and now. I was caught up in a fantasy vision of What Life Should Be, forever focused on what I could accomplish and acquire as well as who I should be impressing.
Then one day, I woke up to the truth — and realized that I had overlooked the very things that were most dear to me. My amazing wife and children. My home, my health, my hobbies and friends. Those little gifts that life hands you every day, but too many of us miss because we’re so busy “life cramming” like those takeout mini burgers.
Have you ever felt like this? That time is hurtling by, and you’ve been going after all the wrong things… missing out on what’s really important?
For me, life in the fast lane equates to “skimming the surface.” Unfulfilling relationships, meaningful moments that go unnoticed, sloppy work, do-overs, and a general feeling of unease and unrealness. And that’s why I created this website.
Slow Down Fast is a reminder to myself and anyone else who needs one… that real living is about celebrating “The Good Slow.” Each week, we share tips on how to remain focused and fully in the moment… how to make intelligent choices… how to “slow down” so you can go fast… and how to be your “best” self without compromising your values!
Learn to slow down, and give yourself permission to go fast.
When you make each decision an intuitive and intentional one, you become more efficient, more effective… and you discover the shortest path to the results you want. Life isn’t a race to the finish line or a thing to be voraciously consumed. Realizing this is what enabled me to change my life… but I still need the reminder, every single day.
This site is dedicated to those of us who are done with spinning our wheels only to remain in the same spot!
If you’re ready to Slow Down… take the blinders off and start living smarter… then please, join the Slow Down Fast community.
Learn how you can bring more QUALITY and SUBSTANCE into every aspect of your life. Share your knowledge with others who may benefit from what you know!
• Join in the conversations happening on the Slow Down Fast blog!
• Email me with comments, questions, or testimonials.
• Contribute to The Good Slow… submit an original article.
Thanks and I look forward to getting to know you… slowly!
David B. Bohl
NEWSFLASH: I’ve added another chapter to my life by joining C.A.S.T. Recovery, a Los Angeles based outpatient drug rehab program which specializes in designing highly individualized recovery plans with appropriate professionals to support a client’s health, accountability, and success.