The Art of Being and Belonging in Korea

Discover the vibrant essence of Seoul as Billy Lahr, a digital nomad with a wealth of travel experience, joins me, Todd Murat, to recount his adventures and the life lessons learned along the way. Billy paints a picture of Seoul’s dynamic cityscape, sharing tales of local cuisines, historical landmarks, and the impact of the Soul Share community on his journey from educator to intentional wanderer. The conversation weaves through the beauty of Seoul’s nights to the value of connections made across continents, all seen through the eyes of a man whose pursuit of happiness and meaning knows no bounds.

Navigating the complexities of modern life, Billy opens up about the challenges he’s faced, from mental health struggles as a solopreneur to maintaining relationships while globe-trotting. We explore the profound shifts in family dynamics, personal identity, and how adversity often carves the path to our true calling. Childhood memories merge with insights on the evolution of purpose as we share our stories of growth and the realization that passion is a journey, not a destination.

Wrapping up, we delve into the substance of what defines a rich life, with Billy offering his take on value, community, and success in an ever-accelerating world. Our candid dialogue reveals a tapestry of experiences that question the traditional notions of success and happiness, emphasizing the importance of community support and the joy of finding meaning beyond the confines of conventional wisdom. Join us for an episode that promises to inspire reflection on the paths we choose and the communities that shape us.

(0:00:02) – Exploring Seoul and the Human Condition

Digital nomad Billy Lahr shares his experiences in Seoul, from its vibrant cityscape to its community and cuisine.

(0:13:48) – Navigating Midlife Transitions and Happiness

Personal transitions, small-town vs. city life, adaptability, genuine connections, and self-help advice are discussed in this episode.

(0:23:36) – Family Life, Travel, and Relationships

Childhood on a farm with rare vacations, financial ingenuity for getaways, first passport at 37, family dynamics and communication patterns.

(0:28:53) – Navigating Relationships and Identity Through Adversity

Family relationships, personal growth, childhood aspirations, career choices, overcoming challenges, and discovering passions are discussed.

(0:41:49) – Digital Nomad Lifestyle Realities

A mindfulness coach shares insights on the realities of being a digital nomad, including mental health, solopreneurship, envy, and reliance on technology.

(0:55:46) – The Science and Practice of Mindfulness

Living mindfully and intentionally, connecting with bodily and mental needs, and the science behind mindfulness for emotional regulation and stress management.

(1:02:35) – Finding Purpose and Passion in Life

Between 35-55, purpose can change, job isn’t sole source, passion is byproduct of process involving strengths, weaknesses, curiosities, and community.

(1:11:04) – Value, Community, Success

Community, change, consistency, and balance in achieving success and living a fulfilling life within one’s means.

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About The Host

Todd Murat, Host of The ToddCast Show - Wednesday Mornings At Midnight PST and 3am EST

Todd Murat

ToddCast Show Founder and Host, Todd Murat created this podcast to showcase the discovery and interaction of complete strangers for the purpose of learning and realizing we have much more in common than that which separates us.