Imagine! with Richard A. Harris
If you are a parent, you know that it is not easy to balance your personal and professional life. It requires a lot of effort and time to make sure that your kids are well taken care of. This becomes harder after losing a partner as it can have a great impact on your career and family balance. This is especially true when the children are young. However, it can be done if you are positive and have good role models around you.
Join today’s conversation with Richard A Harris. Richard is a dreamer with many talents. He is best known as one of Australia’s top Vascular Surgeons and for spearheading the rebuild of a major metropolitan public hospital. Richard is also a musician, a backpacker, a poet, and a painter. He loves to travel and has ventured to over 80 countries so far.
It has been a hard couple of years for many. Richard lost his wonderful partner and mother of his two gorgeous children in early 2020 to breast cancer at the beginning of COVID. The Lockdown has not allowed for travel, so Richard has found comfort in one of his other passions – writing. He is a writer who fell in love with words a long time ago, and he always had a yearning to set some dreams, adventures, and love down on paper. His first book, Imagine: A Novel, does just that.
Richard’s dreams for what a truly compassionate world could look like are woven into a beautiful love story and journey across the globe inspired by Lennon’s iconic song Imagine. Like Lennon, he is a dreamer, but he’s not the only one. He hopes you will join him in envisioning a world of connection, love, and peace.
During this episode, you will learn about;
[00:45] Richard’s career journey and his book
[02:22] Advocating for quality health care in Australia
[03:44] Richard’s book, “Imagine,” based on Lennon’s song Imagine.
[05:56] Richard’s family and how he lost his wife to cancer
[08:54] Big Lessons that Richard has learned in his parenting journey
[10:12] COVID and grief, how Richard was able to achieve a balance
[12:51] How Richard celebrated his wife’s life amid COVID restrictions
[14:05] Richard’s wife positive denial and determination to the last minute
[16:00] Marketing a book and how Richard did it
[18:24] How to learn more about Richard and get hold of his book
- Traveling gives you a great perspective on life.
- Be positive with your kids and don’t limit your affection in their life
- Let your children grow up to be who they are; just be a great example
- There’s a lot to learn in the book industry
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