The UNCrushed Podcast #6 | Richard Harris, Founder, The Harris Consulting Group
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Summary:
On this episode, Richard Harris and James discuss how Richard used his depression as his superpower. He was able to overcome it with small steps every day. Those small actions lead to big progress and Richard tells of his experience making the transition from crippled by depression to being what he calls a "functional depressed person". Richard covers his upbringing, his career, therapy, and his professional growth and ties all of it back to how it impacted his recovery from a depression that could have held anyone back. But not Richard.

Timestamps:

  • 0:00 - Introduction to Richard, 7 Sevens
  • 2:00 - Starting Harris Consulting while dealing with “Functional depression.” Struggling to keep a certain happiness level. The personal me, and the work me
  • 8:44 - The difference between Mental Health and Mental Illness. We avoid uncomfortable conversations
  • 15:26 - Superpower! The phrase “in spite of”. Some friends don’t feel it
  • 20:42 - Let’s talk about it and hash it out. Waiting for the boom. What would it be like to be happy all the time? What we look for in a spouse and friend
  • 23:50 - Advocating therapy. The religion of finding the right therapist. What therapy has done for Richard. “Only crazy people…” What my dad asked about my therapy
  • 31:21 - Richard recommends Headspace. 50 ours of meditation in 10 minute increments. What exercise does for us. Google the solutions. Big UNCrushed plug. It doesn’t matter where you start
  • 34:21 - How people can reach Richard
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