Episode 19

Published on:

25th Oct 2022

Reflect, Learn, Grow; Shifts in Purpose and the Importance of Connection w/Billy Lahr -19

Do you know what it feels like to be living in your purpose? 

Sometimes how you express your purpose in life can shift, especially as you age. 

Our guest today talked about feeling burnt out and feeling unappreciated in a career that met his definition of purpose and his way of adding value for years. So what happens when it is time to shift? You can hear the excitement and energy in his voice when he explains he started his podcast because he, “…wanted to create a platform that gave space to people who wanted to share their expertise and their life experiences in order to help people navigate the complexities and possibilities of life's second half.” We also touch on the challenges of talking about Mental Health for men, the importance of social connection and much more. 

Our guest, Billy Lahr, had a lot to share. 

He is the host of The Mindful Midlife Crisis, a podcast for people navigating the complexities and possibilities of life’s second half. Billy spent 21 years as an educator, noting a lack of job satisfaction and budding mental health concerns during the last half of his career. In 2021, Billy left his job as dean of students to travel the world in search of more meaningful life experiences. While in Korea, Billy’s path in life became crystal clear to him, and as a result, he co-created Reflect. Learn. Grow. to help others develop an awareness of thoughts and behaviors through self-reflection to cultivate a more purpose-filled life. During this episode, we will learn more about the Reflect. Learn. Grow. program, and some of what led Billy to start this program and his project. We also touch on the Five Love Languages, and much more. Thank you for being part of our community and joining us for today’s conversation!


Connect with Billy

Podcast: https://mindfulmidlifecrisis.buzzsprout.com/

Website: www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.com 

IG: @mindful_midlife_crisis; 

Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis Podcast


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Are you a giver and a doer? Are you someone who has shown your grit and powered through, and now you're ready for the other side? Now you re looking for the conversations that remind you about self-care, that bring to mind grace and understanding, and give you space to reflect on purpose. Do you want more room to breathe and to live life with a little more ease? Each week, we discover tools and ways of thinking that support alignment, build stronger connections, help us find better questions, and live our best life. Most weeks we laugh, some weeks the topics touch close to home, but ultimately; this is where we grow together as seekers and thrivers. The Grit Show - growth on purpose. https://podcast.TheGritShow.com

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Shawna Rodrigues

Shawna Rodrigues, Founder and Director of Impact at Authentic Connections Podcast Network, Host of The Grit Show (https://podcast.thegritshow.com) and Author Express (https://author-express.captivate.fm), Podcast Mentor, Internationally Best-Selling Author (www.shawnarodrigues.com) and consultant. Find her on Instagram @ShawnaPodcasts.