- Above All Else book, achieving your dreams, creating champions, facing your fears, motivation, overcoming obstacles, peak performance
I hardly know what a blog is so it seems a bit odd to start writing one now. But since my book “Above All Else” was published I’ve been contacted by many friends and readers via email and facebook. Most have similar questions and could benefit by hearing from others with the same thoughts and concerns. A blog seems like the best way to open up the conversations.
If we haven’t been officially introduced my name is Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, author of Above All Else, published by Skyhorse Publishing in NYC.
Like many small children as a young boy I dreamt of flying. This dream led me to the sport of skydiving and lit a competitive spirit in my heart. It wasn’t long before I set my sights on becoming a world champion. On the path towards that goal I was faced with many obstacles including more talented athletes, highly sponsored teams, lack of resources, fear of failure, fear of embarrassment and fear of injury. But the biggest obstacle was a plane crash which took the life of 16 friends, including one of my teammates who was like a brother to me, and left me critically injured in a coma for six weeks.
Fortunately, I recovered and helped lead my team to multiple US and World Skydiving Championships. I have used the lessons learned on this journey towards success as a coach, competitor, friend, father, husband, writer, speaker and entrepreneur. And it is these basic, fundamental life lessons I share in the book and would like to share with you in the blog.
Above All Else is not about skydiving, it’s about getting everything out of life that we can. I also like to think it’s more than the normal motivational book. It connects to people reaching for ambitious goals in all aspects of their lives. It’s appeal so broad it has been endorsed by leaders in a wide range of fields including peak performance expert Tony Robbins, business genius Chet Holmes, women’s self help advisor Melody Beattie, and world renown sports psychologist Jerry Lynch.
I hope you’ll give it a read and that you get something valuable out of it for yourself. If you’d like to discuss something in particular please leave comments and suggestions on the blog. Topics of conversation are likely to include:
– Overcoming obstacles before they happen.
– Defining your true best and turning it into your average.
– How it is that the right people and opportunities begin to present themselves when you go after your dreams.
– Why the world deserves your trust.
– Training and trusting your instincts.
Just to name a few. Please join in the conversation. I’d love to hear your input, ideas and questions.
More blogging to come, talk to you soon.