• Above All Else

  • A World Champion Skydiver's Story of Survival and What It Taught Him About Fear, Adversity, and Success
  • By: Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (139 ratings)

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Above All Else

By: Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld
Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
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Publisher's Summary

World-famous competitive skydiver and coach Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld presents proven tools and techniques for success and explains how they can be used in everyday life. Dan survived a plane crash from which 16 of the 22 people on board were killed. He was left critically injured and woke up from a six-week-long coma with a broken neck, broken skull, severe head trauma, a collapsed lung, and other serious internal injuries. Against all odds, Dan recovered and went on to become one of the greatest competitive skydiver in the world. With the love and support of friends and family, Dan was able not only to resurrect his life but return to skydiving to achieve greater heights than he could have ever imagined. His techniques and methods for excelling are applicable to all people, no matter their goals.

Dan uses his experiences to teach the lessons he's learned - as a competitor, coach, business owner, father, and husband - to help others achieve their dreams, overcome obstacles, and reach their peak performance.

©2011 Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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MENTAL STATE OF SKYDIVER

Great educational book
It took me through emotions that I currently have during my skydiving progression.
It reminds me now to keep calm and work on good habits. Build positive muscle memory where you just become instinctively good. Thank you Dan

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Great story

Dan your the man! I found this book after doing my first tandem jump and was immediately hooked. I’m planning on doing AFF soon. You really went through some ordeals but your perseverance paid off in the end.

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Wish I read it when I was learning to skydive

I was amazed about Dan’s perseverance to achieve his goals. The short term goals that he set to achieve his ultimate goal to be a world champion, even through all the tribulations he had to go through. Just absolutely amazing!! I wishI read this book when I was learning to skydive. I almost quit in the middle of AFF. It would have helped me through faster. I love skydiving but I was told by my doctor not to skydive anymore after my surgery. But this book made me want to go and get current again and pursue my goal to wingsuit. The best thing about it is that as Dan said one can apply this to anything you want to set your mind to. Even in business. Just absolutely love this book.

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Thrilling

This is an amazing comeback story, applicable to any goal or struggle in your life. Listening was a good as reading, when anticipation builds and nerves are soothed. What an incredible experience to be led through.

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Great Read

I will keep coming back to this book untik I reach my health and fitness goals. What a wonderful experience!

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Fell in and didn't Stop

Started and did not stop till the end. Left wanting more. Great listen with vivid detail to that brings the story to life as if your watching it and part of it. completely enjoyable for all ot is.

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Best Skydiving book out there!

This book was life changing for me. When I first found skydiving, the first recommendation that I received was to read this book. Once I started listening, I could not stop. The first part of the book about the accident was captivating. The second part though is what changed everything. I had no idea there was such a thing as competitive skydiving. His tools and tips for success are what have guided me in my pursuit of high level formation skydiving.
Thanks Dan for your passion for sharing this with the next generation of skydivers (especially for those of us who found this later in life).

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Passion and will power 🔋

As a skydiver this was an inspirational account of some harrowing experience including near-death. The second portion of the book was a solid read also and applicable to so many situations. Bravo!

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Excellent book

What an amazing example of what determination and perseverance can accomplish! I enjoyed listening to this book!

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Brilliantly written

It’s easily a 5 star, for its simplicity and coherent way of relating skydiving experience to success. I relate to most descriptions as I have committed to skydiving. As I was listening I did apply some recommendations to my team, oh boy, they work. I’m having a second go.
I highly recommend this book to all who are stuck Just short of achieving success/goals; in any field.