The Wellness Revolution Podcast with Amber Shaw

TWR 165: Personal Growth and Resilience with Daniel Mangena

On this episode of the Wellness Revolution, Amber engages in a compelling conversation with Daniel Mangena, a motivational speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Daniel’s story highlights the dangers of obsessing over success, which ultimately led him to a dark place. He emphasizes the importance of getting quiet with oneself, being open and curious, and not being attached to outcomes as key factors that created real differences in his growth. By slowing down, he was able to find his way back to life and discover what he truly wanted in life.

Daniel provides an interesting perspective on meditation and he will break down what he means by his advice to stop meditating. He emphasizes the importance of being intentional about the energy that we bring to our work and our relationships and that to be successful at these things, we have to take action toward how we wish to feel. He introduces the concept of the “flow funnel,” which highlights the interconnectedness of mind, body, and soul. For those feeling lost in their personal growth journey, Daniel suggests starting by connecting with oneself and getting clear on how you want to feel, which can serve as a foundation for setting intentions and making decisions that align with your values and purpose.

This episode provides a wealth of insights for anyone interested in personal growth, spirituality, or the energetic aspects of business. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a spiritual seeker, or simply someone committed to personal growth, you’ll find valuable insights in Daniel’s story and wisdom. Listen in to gain a fresh perspective on how to approach personal growth and unlock your full potential.

Key Highlights:

  • Daniel shares how he reprogramed himself after experiencing trauma
  • Daniel and Amber discuss the dangers of constantly consuming social media content
  • Daniel explains his principle of the “flow funnel” and how meditation is just the first step, but action is necessary to create change
  • Daniel and Amber discuss the importance of setting intentions based on how we want to feel rather than just setting goals
  • Daniel discusses the balance between spirituality and business, and how having clarity can create a fulfilling career


  • “It sometimes takes challenges for us to learn the truth about what we don’t know and to be open to receiving insight.”
  • “Sometimes there’s an easier way to get to what we want, but it does require that we’re clear on what we really desire, not what society says we should or that we can’t desire, and build it backwards from there.”

Episode resources:

Connect with Daniel Mangena:

Facebook: Daniel Mangena

Linkedin: Daniel Mangena

Twitter: @dreamerCEO

Podcast: Do it with Dan

Instagram: @danielmangena.official

Connect with Amber

Instagram: @msambershaw 

TikTok: @msambershaw