My name is Jack.

I’m a physics and aerospace engineering student in an Australian university. My goal is to become an astronaut and participate in the exploration and colonisation of Mars.

From about the age of 11, I struggled significantly with depression and bullying at school. After finally giving into recommendations from my few friends to switch to contact lenses over glasses, I found the positive feedback from my peers overwhelming. This burned the following creed into my mind:

I can become happier by changing myself and my life.

Since that day, I’ve been pursuing all sorts of changes for myself, including my appearance, intellect, and fitness. Most importantly, though, my journey has led to a substantial boost in confidence and happiness, which played a key role in eliminating my depression. My life and persona have improved almost beyond recognition, and I suspect (and hope) self-improvement will guide the rest of my life.

I’m not perfect, and my confidence isn’t infallible. I suspect that to most people, I just seem like an ordinary bloke with reasonable self-esteem. That’s okay – that’s enough for me, and I won’t pretend to be a guru or a god who will never lead you astray. With that said, I have come a long way on my personal journey, and I feel confident that I have some valuable words of advice to share.

Concepts of Confidence is a means for me to give back. I want to help you make the same sort of changes I did, so you can lead a happier and more fulfilling life. To begin, check out the Getting Started page or just browse through my articles. If even one iota of what I have learned proves useful or inspiring to you, this project will have been worthwhile. If you have any feedback on my work, or just want a chat, swing me an email!

Best of luck in all your endeavors,