What You Can Learn from Watching Me Fall 13,000 feet!

nathan in air


“I am so scared…and I’m still going to do this.”


That’s exactly what was going through my mind somewhere around 10,000 feet.

This was one of the most terrifying things I had ever done. I was genuinely scared. I could feel all the blood draining from my face. I thought I might be sick.

And yet I knew I wasn’t going to back down. Would I really say “no,” and ride the plane all the way back? It wasn’t like I was about to jump by myself without a parachute – I was harnessed to a professional who had hundreds of jumps of experience, and he was in control. I just had to enjoy the ride. I hoped I’d be able to do that.


On Friday, June 3rd, I went skydiving with 42 others who were attending the World Domination Summit.

WDS skydive crewsome of the men at the end of a very long day…


Here’s how my jump went down (literally)…

Song: “Driver’s Seat” by Sniff ‘n’ the Tears

Fun fact: around 1:30, you’ll hear the line “pick up your feet” – I thought my tandem dude said to put my legs outside. Turns out not. They were just flapping in the breeze, so he literally had to pick them up. :-)

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Want to know more about behind-the-scenes and what I was thinking?

Here’s some thoughts on-camera before the jump…

It hasn’t sunk in how terrifying this all is. The paperwork is the scariest part of it so far. A few people you might notice in the video: Jacob, Brandon, and Jenny. Plus you’ll see Dave run by.


And here I am (a little shaken up) after the jump…


When you first think about an idea or make that initial commitment, there’s probably a good deal of excitement. Then there are obstacles thrown in our way, and fear or hesitation may set in. So then what do you do?

Re-commit: look at why you wanted to do it in the first place, and check back in – are those reasons still valid? compelling? If so, re-commit and get the work done. If not, then leave your work behind (no judgment) and move on to what is now firing you up. More on this idea from Brian Johnson.

joel & me

thanks Joel!

Thanks to Skydive Oregon and Joel for making this happen! I guess everything worked out, right Mom? :-)

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Anything in your life that you were once excited about and now hitting that wall? Is it time to re-commit or move on?


I’d love to hear your answer along with any other comments you have below.

Until next time,


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