- Taschenbuch: 352 Seiten
- Verlag: Skyhorse Publishing (15. September 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1616084464
- ISBN-13: 978-1616084462
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 15,5 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 134.660 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Above All Else: A World Champion Skydiver's Story of Survival and What It Taught Him About Fear, Adversity, and Success (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 15. September 2011
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Whether it 's overcoming a phobia, transcending physical limitations, or going for the gold in sports or your vocation, let Dan 's love of life and principles help you align with success. --Melody Beattie, author of "Codependent No More"
Whether it s overcoming a phobia, transcending physical limitations, or going for the gold in sports or your vocation, let Dan s love of life and principles help you align with success. --Melody Beattie, author of Codependent No More
Whether it's overcoming a phobia, transcending physical limitations, or going for the gold in sports or your vocation, let Dan's love of life and principles help you align with success. --Melody Beattie, author of Codependent No More
Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld is a class act and I am grateful to know him as a friend. I have so much respect for him as a man he not only understands the things we both talk about, he has lived them through extreme stress and has contributed greatly to the lives of others as a result. --Tony Robbins
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Noch bin ich am Anfang aber dieses Buch liest sich wirklich sehr gut und so richtig fesselnd!
Ich kanns ohne Probleme jedem Fallschirmspringer, ob Interessent oder selbst schon aktiver Springer empfehlen, da Dan in diesem Buch auch alles verständlich erklärt und auch von dem Gefühl, dass man vor seinem ersten Sprung hat und wie faszinierend fallschirmspringen danach sein kann, so bald man den ersten Sprung gewagt hat!
Auf jedenfall lesenswert!
Der starke Praxisbezug verwandelt typische Selbsthilfethemen wie Ziele, Träume, Komfortzone in handfeste Geschichten. Keine du kannst alles schaffen Lektüre - Biographie, Trainingslehre und Lebensweisheit zum Geniessen.
Jeder Sportler sollte dieses Buch gelesen haben.
Ein beeindruckendes Buch nicht nur für Fallschirmspringer, sondern eine Gebrauchsanleitung zum Erfolg, die allerdings aufzeigt : Erfolg kommt nicht von Zufall. In leicht verständlichem Englisch geschrieben.
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On top of all that, this book is an authoritative history of modern skydiving told by someone who was not just a first-hand witness to it, but was - and remains - one of the makers of that history.
Of course, no one else could write it, as it is primarily an autobiography of one of the most extraordinary men I have had the honor to know in my life. But I also do not possess the skill to so artfully tell a story, that were it not true would be unbelievable, and tell it with elegance, beauty, poise, and clarity. Dan Brodsky Chenfeld tells his story with the smoothness and flow of a mountain stream.
No one alive could read this book and come to the finish as the same person. It is a book about determination, courage, and intensity that all will appreciate and benefit from. Part Two is a brief, well-thought-out self-help book that can apply to any profession, though this book is about skydiving. But you could ignore self-help if you wish and just read this amazing story.
For reasons Dan explains he was captivated by flight since childhood, but when he first jumped from a plane with a parachute at the age of 18 he had found a life's work and challenge to become the best competitive skydiver in the world. It is a hobby and profession that pays no tangible benefits other than being the best in the world at a sport few mortals ever experience.
Self-interest alert: I am a skydiver and met Dan soon after his first jump. I watched his riveting determination to be the best develop over the years; he moved to California, where he felt his chances to improve were greater.
I followed his career for years as he climbed the ladder of excellence until it all ended, I thought, in a plane crash that killed 17 of 22 skydivers aboard, including one of his and my best friends, the amazing James Layne. Dan, body broken, was in a coma for six weeks and in hospitals for many months more. No one but Dan ever considered that he may one day jump again.
Dan opens his story with a dream sequence before he even knew he was in a coma, then goes back in time to his childhood and youth - day by day, month by month , year by year - which led to his hospital room.
I judge many a book by how I would have edited it, nearly always cutting away pages of extraneous descriptions and unnecessary accounts. I found no single sentence to delete in this story as it flows form Dan's voice to his pen.
The book is written chronologically in very brief chapters, simple nuggets easy to read and retain. The profiles of the many people who influenced his life are vivid, and the constant love of all of his close-knit family never played second fiddle to his dreams. His girlfriend and then wife, Kristi, willing to live in a trailer in the desert while he chased his dreams, played an unusual role of tough love as he crossed over from total dependence to partial independence as he began to heal after the accident. Eventually even his nine-month-old daughter Chloe Layne made an impact on the eve of his ultimate achievement. These folks are pictured poetically in a colorful section where you can meet them all.
I can treat you to a synopsis of the book simply by listing some of its 40 initial chapters: Waking Up, Following Your Dreams, Growing Up, Defining Spirituality, The College Years, Going into Business, Wanting to Be the Best, Finding Work, Discovering Arizona, California Dreaming, Skydiving Plane Crashes in Perris, Losing my Halo, Moving On, Till Death Do Us Part, The Ultimate Power of the Human Spirit.
In the final 90 pages of this 326-page book Dan packages the lessons learned in his life into ideas and rules that can work for anyone who cares to go beyond mediocrity in life or in business or profession. The world is full of self-help folks whose achievements do not warrant their license to give advice. Few on this planet have earned the right to do so as Dan Brodsky Chenfeld has.
Dan shares the insights he has developed over the last few decades in building, leading and coaching world class teams and the processes, attitudes and tools that create success. These techniques can be used by everyone in their daily lives to perform at their best. There are sections in the book (e.g. Visualization, Peak Performance) that I have already gone back to a few times and I pick up something new every time.
I feel there is something for everyone in this book. Highly recommended.
But you know what? It's never too late! And I look forward to what's coming up next, because I feel ready now, I know what to do if ever I want my life to be as exceptional as his, if I am ready to commit myself enough to choose happiness and success ..."above all else."
Just one last thing though... Sure, it's a story about skydiving, but you don't need to be a surgeon to enjoy medical TV shows, do you? So even if you've never jumped out of an airplane, you will learn a lot, and certainly love reading Dan BC's book.
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