Chase the Bears: Little Things to Achieve Big Dreams

Chase the Bears: Little Things to Achieve Big Dreams

by Ric Keller
Chase the Bears: Little Things to Achieve Big Dreams

Chase the Bears: Little Things to Achieve Big Dreams

by Ric Keller


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An inspiring, humorous, and original book of conventional and unconventional self-help ideas from former Congressman Ric Keller, who rose from humble beginnings to the US House of Representatives.

We are all born with a gift—a unique skill or talent that brings us joy and serves the greater good. At some point, we come to a crossroads: should we take a risk and chase our dreams or play it safe? Should we “chase the bears,” a metaphor for chasing our dreams, or are we fearful? In Chase the Bears, Ric Keller shows you that it is never too late. No matter your age or stage in life, you can still be what you wish to be. This inspiring book weaves together practical, actionable steps with fascinating stories about how other successful people have applied secret techniques to convert their thoughts and dreams into reality. You can, too!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780757324482
Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/27/2022
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,087,110
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Former Congressman Ric Keller served eight years in the US 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. 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. Ric lives in Winter Park, Florida, with his wife, Lori, and their blended family. His website is

Table of Contents

Introduction: Chase the Bears 1

Part 1 Connecting Your Gifts to Your Goals

Chapter 1 Use Your Gifts 9

Chapter 2 Set Goals 23

Chapter 3 Trust Your Intuition 35

Chapter 4 Take Risks 47

Chapter 5 Persistence 65

Chapter 6 Fail, Pivot, and Win 89

Chapter 7 Focus 105

Part 2 Connecting with People

Chapter 8 Connecting the Dots 119

Chapter 9 The Secret Power of Self-Deprecating Humor 141

Chapter 10 Networking the Right Way 151

Chapter 11 Mentors and Sponsors 167

Chapter 12 Bold, Authentic Leadership 183

Chapter 13 Civility in Relationships 199

Chapter 14 Humor and Humility 209

Epilogue: Bad Advice on Bear Safety 223

Acknowledgments 227

Notes 231

About the Author 243

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