This is how to create the life you want and the world we need.



(And have fun doing it.)

Your notes are consistently generous, educational, and make me want to be a better person… I think you’re going to be one of those people who will change the world.”
– Kartik Antani, dentist

“I really liked your way of thinking… and it made me reconsider some of my attitudes towards my own friends. Thank YOU for sharing your wisdom with us. I would like for people like you to work more on rebuilding the lost social values and the important life skills we all need.”
– Private message from a reader I’ve never met from Tunisia

“It’s wonderful to see how you know the power of your thoughts and how you are able to share them with your beautiful and deep-reaching words… The world is a warmer place with you around and with the impact you have on those around you.”
– Sidney Efromovich, TEDx Speaker, Founder of I Embrace You

Hi, I'm Nathan Chow.

  • I’m a life & leadership coach and motivational speaker who juggles onstage!

  • I gave a TEDx talk about why compassion must be taught and why we must slow down to practice it.

  • I’m an Associate at the International Positive Psychology Association.

  • I’ve led workshops for everyone from middle schoolers to Fortune 500 executives.

  • And my work has been referenced by eHow and Tibetan Teachers, whose homepage features the Dalai Lama.

But–most importantly–I’ve changed my life 180 degrees in several ways to be happier, healthier, and surrounded by positive, joyful relationships.


And I want to empower others to do the same.

[I’ve learned from you] the power of quiet leadership. The importance of being able to find silliness in the serious, and seriousness in the silly… More concretely, I always think of you as a very conscious connector.

Miranda Aisling HynesAuthor, artist, creator of the first community art hotel

I just wanted to reach out and thank you for being as positive, inspirational and genuine as you are. Whenever I want a glimpse of beauty or different point of view, I look through your photographs. Whenever I need a pick-me-up or to read truth, I lose myself in your writings... You impact more than you know! The world needs more Nathan Chows!

Private message from a reader

Nathan taught me... "social skills (making more friends)... and self-confidence", how to "have a good time", make "better life choices, such as he did for himself", how to "be grateful for any kind of situation you are in", "how to turn a negative situation into a positive one", and have "determination from the lessons to juggle."

Various Students

It was your example--not forcing, persuading or even suggesting that I step out of my comfort zone... that encouraged me to put my fears (of being judged negatively) aside and sit there with that book. It was a great (unintentional) exercise on building self-confidence and trying to put aside worries about being judged.

Michelle BlockSpeech therapist

You are probably the most positive person I have ever met, which is something that always stood out to me. I think you do a great job reminding people what's important in life, not to sweat the small stuff, and to live life fully! You are also incredibly hilarious... Making people laugh is definitely one of your many strengths.

Marita StressengerNurse