My name is Jack Sheppard.

I want to help you live a better life than the one you have now.

First, I want to thank you for that opportunity.

I write about how to build cool things, get in better shape, and be more alive. If that’s interesting, keep reading.

I have written four books so far:

One of them outlines exactly what you need to do to get a career in manufacturing, even if you’re just delivering pizzas right now. I know this because I spent years (and charged thousands in fees) as a recruiter finding machinists.

Another one of them is how I actively attack fear, and stop being a coward. I know this because I used to be a coward.

The other two aren’t quite ready for mainstream yet, but if you subscribe, I’ll keep you posted.

What I promise you:




What is not welcome:




“If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.” – Abraham Maslow

“The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.” -Pope Benedict XVI

I do make money from this website, if you buy a book I’ve written.

I will not pretend I don’t.

What I do ask, is that if you think I might betray your trust for personal gain: do not spend any money. 

Take all of the free advice I offer.

See if it improves or reduces your quality of life, and make the choice for yourself.

Until next time,