According to Nate, he has one goal in life: to help people change the world. He believes in it so much that he writes it on his palm every day to keep focused on the vision. The Wisconsin native has worked for years focusing on micro-giving as a way to connect business and philanthropy at all levels of human ability and need.
He uses the technology of the online world for convenience but without losing the personal touch that is so important with each of his projects.
Because Nate is a innate nurturer, his goals have driven him to follow his core values and his heart. He has helped countless unsuspecting friends and strangers who have found themselves in a time of need.
For Nate, the biggest surprise he found while pursuing his passion was his ability to take advantage of what he considers his biggest weakness, introversion.
"I'm a huge introvert. It's hard for me to be around a lot of people at once for any extended period of time (more than an hour), especially when it's people that I don't know.
Since I'm the leader of a few large groups of people (numbering in the thousands), I'm often in situations where I need to be physically present in a big group.
Nowhere does this unnerve me more than when I'm asked to speak at a big conference. It combines some of my worst fears: large crowds, new people, all attention on me, and my fear of public speaking.”
Nate embodies the core message of what it is to be a true freak. He has discovered peace and success by freaking out.
“I didn't expect this, and I certainly didn't prepare for it, but the fact that I'm afraid of public speaking has actually turned into something of a strength.
When I speak about [my projects], it's not because I'm trying to sell something - it's truly coming from the heart.
And because I'm so uncomfortable with the emotions I have to deal with when I engage in public speaking, I do it very rarely - only when asked, and only when I feel I can provide something of great value to the audience.
It's very clear when I get up there that I'm not a pitch man for anything. I'm not smooth and polished, I'm not flamboyant or exciting, but I am sincere.
More people than I expect have turned out to be open to the idea that it's possible for every one of us to change the world through micro-giving. So here's to a fear of public speaking!”
Nate has several inspiring organizations; listed below is one for you to explore.
Love Drop (1,000 members in a dozen countries)
Spend a dollar, change a life
Love Drop is a micro-giving network of people who unite as a community to help one person or family a month. By subscribing to the team for as low as $1, we make it easy for our members to change lives in a fun and tangible way. Each month Love Drop delivers a unique combination of
unexpected financial gifts, personal encouragement and the support of local and online communities.
Photo Source: Nate St Pierre LinkedIn Profile