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Today's special guest, former Congressman Ric Keller, who rose from humble beginnings to the U.S. House of Representatives, shares both conventional and unconventional self-help ideas in his new book, Chase the Bears: Little Things to Achieve Big Dreams. Inspirational, humorous and original, Chase the Bears offers readers helpful tips on how to discover their gifts, pursue their dreams and find happiness.
To quote Ric, “Chase the Bears is about becoming the best version of yourself by using your gifts and taking chances that are aligned with your purpose." With humility and humor, he guides readers to pursue their dreams and find happiness with tips and techniques to turn their aspirations and thoughts into reality. The inspirational messages in his book provide practical, actionable steps woven with fascinating anecdotes about others who have made their dreams come true by trusting their instincts, using their gifts, taking risks and never quitting.
Former Congressman Ric Keller served eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He chaired the House Higher Education subcommittee and served on the Judiciary and Education committees. Today, he is an attorney, writer, humorist, motivational speaker and television commentator. His TEDx Talk, “The Power of Self-Deprecating Humor,” was the sixth most-watched TEDx Talk in the world in May 2022. Ric received his bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University, where he graduated first in his class, and his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School. He lives in Winter Park, Florida, with his wife, Lori, and their blended family.