Nerdy’s Self-Help Books

Hi, I’m Yong Kang Chan, best known as Nerdy Creator online. Thank you for visiting my book page. I write about mindfulness and self-compassion. And I love to share my insights on being an introvert and a highly sensitive person (HSP).

Below are all the self-help books I have written so far (listed by the most recent publication first).

Empty Your Cup: Why We Have Low Self-Esteem and How Mindfulness Can Help

Struggling with low self-esteem? Still feeling inferior, unworthy and not good enough despite all your effort to change?

On the surface, we should be happy. We have all the things we need — a decent job, a stable income, and great friends. We have improved our self-confidence. We thought that we had overcome our low self-esteem issues.

But yet, deep down inside, nothing has changed — we still feel inferior to others. Why is this so? Why don’t we love ourselves?

Read Empty Your Cup to find out why.

The Emotional Gift: Memoir of a Highly Sensitive Person Who Overcame Depression

What if depression wasn’t here to cause pain and suffering? What if it was a gift?

At the age of 31, Yong Kang Chan was left with no job, no income and most important of all, no identity. He thought having a job in an animation studio would lead him to the right career path. But an unexpected turn of events led him to depression.

He soon realized depression was a gift too. Depression had taught him some important lessons about being a highly sensitive person (HSP). And so he wrote this book to share these lessons. Are you ready to receive this gift?

Fearless Passion: Find the Courage to Do What You Love

Are you afraid to change career even though it’s making you miserable? You want to leave your job, but you can’t? I know how you feel. I was in the finance industry for years before I made the switch to be an animator.

With Fearless Passion, you’ll learn how to overcome your fears and expose hidden fears that you don’t even know you had. Each chapter begins with a real-life story that inspires you to make the switch.

The biggest mistake is not choosing the wrong career – it’s sticking with a career that makes you unhappy.