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We almost died last night

23 Jan We almost died last night

We almost died last night…..

Brothers, I have something I have to share with you and I’m not afraid to write about it.

I’m scared! I’m really fucking scared. Scared to death some might even say… but I survived and I am still here today to deliver a message that I won’t stop delivering until every last one of us breaks throughs his own greatest fears and personal struggles.

I won’t stop until ever man I encounter is empowered to finds his own true purpose, live with intense passion and fill the world with extreme positivity.

So that we may become greater husbands, fathers, brothers and men in every aspect of our life.

Whatever it may be…

Starting your own company.

Asking the girl to marry you.

Running a mile. Entering a race.

Reaching out to an old friend

or just searching for ways to improve and increase your own personal performance.

Serious SHIT my man! If you roll with us and the Fittest Tribe Alive you will live with more.

More energy, more power, more health, more happiness and more fulfillment.

You will learn how to create.

Create opportunities, create relationships, create your own success.

You see my family and I just got on a twin prop airplane leaving John Wayne airport in not so sunny Southern California.

We are headed to Reno en route to North Lake Tahoe for a few days of skiing.

I snowboard and my wife, son, and daughter all Ski.

But this was no ordinary flight and the intense turbulence caused by extreme weather has scared the shit out of everyone, myself included.

At one point the flight attendant, drinks included flew up and into the lap of a man seated a few seats away from me. A different attendant then jumped on the intercom and shouted at everyone to “SIT DOWN”  and fasten our seat belts.

In what sounded like Arnold Schwarzenegger yelling at me from behind her Alaska airlines uniform to play Mobile Strike on my iPhone.

The plane then furiously dropped a few thousand feet straight down and a couple hundred feet back up or what seemed like one big California earthquake lasting 3 to 5 minutes with several large aftershocks rolling in for the next 45 minutes.

Still alive.

I then began to reach for my wife and daughters hands who are seated directly across from us.

Still alive.

What happens next will surprise you….

Still alive.

Now you’re probably thinking so what? It always get’s a little bumpy?

Maybe you fly everywhere and you think turbulence is no big deal.

Well, this may be true if you’re flying solo or you’ve had a cocktail or two but the feeling changes when you’re responsible for other people’s lives and you’re completely sober.

Especially when you have your entire family on board.

My son’s crying, my daughter is looking at me to help comfort her in some way and my wife is staring directly through what feels like the center of my soul as if only her and I know what’s about to happen to us all.

Still alive.

Did we make the wrong choice? Was this our final destination? Were we going to die today?

Still alive.

Heart pounding, mouth dry, feet tapping a million miles a minute and my brain racing uncontrollably.

I had only one choice at this exact moment and that was to LET GO!

Let it go… [insert Disneys Frozen song] I was no longer in control of the situation. There was absolutely zero I could do to change our decision to fly directly into the storm.

Instead of feeling helpless or even hopeless I decided to release all emotion, go to my peaceful place, focus on my breathing and brace for impact.

Still alive.

A few moments later we leveled out, the lights came back on. The flight attendants voice shifted and my entire family looked up and broke out in a smile.

We had survived. We were alive and we made it through the most horrific and emotional roller coaster of our lives.

So what did I learn about myself? What lesson did I extract from the most uncomfortable situation my family has ever experienced?

“Sometimes we have to let ourselves be vulnerable to breakthrough”

I can tell you our family bond grew stronger, our devotion for each other and our vision for living improved.

Our excuses diminished and our purpose for delivering a message grew once again.

I am living proof that life is a struggle, embrace it.

Let go of what you cannot control and don’t waste another moment living with fear.

We are all still alive!

Tomorrow I’ll be sending you another email with a free tool I created called the 8 ways to SHOW UP every day.

If you want it now email me directly at and I will personally send you a copy.

This downloadable and printable worksheet is the greatest hack I have ever used to start my day.

If you are interested in receiving a complimentary empowerment coaching session subscribe to our monthly message on the homepage and be inspired to breakthrough and become greater each and every day!


Live every moment with Purpose, Passion, and Positivity


This picture was taken before takeoff.
The entire flight broke out in a massive applause when we landed.

This video was shot just as we landed in Reno, Nevada. 

  • Michelle Walker
    Posted at 16:57h, 23 January Reply

    Thank the Lord you are all safe <3 Loved the Blog!! Great Work Luke!!! Can you please send me the downloadable version of 8 Ways to SHOW UP!!

  • Peter M Deeley
    Posted at 17:21h, 23 January Reply

    So glad you are OK!

  • Steve lee
    Posted at 17:53h, 23 January Reply

    Dude that would be horrible this story hits home for me I have to let go and put everything in gods hands I have to let go there is nothing I can do I have cancer I can’t exercise this away or fix it with diet I will survive

  • Jill
    Posted at 17:53h, 23 January Reply

    Thank God you are all ok! Much love to our angels watching over you!!

  • Lolita Harrison
    Posted at 18:33h, 23 January Reply

    Glad to know you’ and your family are safe! Great message about living your life to the fullest

  • Veronica Marie Aguilar
    Posted at 18:46h, 23 January Reply

    That is an AWESOME report, Luke. You and your family are a true testament to living life every single second and squeezing out every last drop. Love to you all. Your email lifted m up today. Thank you! I needed it. Veronica

  • Lolita Harrison
    Posted at 18:51h, 23 January Reply

    Go FitTribe!!!

  • bryant aplass
    Posted at 01:11h, 24 January Reply

    Glad everyone is safe what a story!!!

  • Mary Arabyan
    Posted at 17:06h, 24 January Reply

    I’m SO grateful this was not your final destination!
    You’re improving so many people’s lives, you can’t go anywhere where we can’t hear or see you.

    You’re in my prayers, and that’s the safest place to be. :)
    Love your smiles!!!! Wishing you safe travels back home.

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