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Raw Stories Podcast

Raw Stories Podcast

By Fungai Mettler
This is a podcast for sharing raw and authentic stories. Stories of ordinary people that have overcome in different ways. Starting with me.
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11. Reflections and mind-blowing lessons
The last three months since launching the Raw Stories Podcast have been incredible. I have shared about my life, my husband joined and we talked about our journey as a couple. I have had six incredible guests, all of them multi-passionate creatives. In this podcast I extract the main lessons from the conversations so far. I also explain the difference between a jack of all trades and a multi-passionate creative! I enjoyed this and I know you will too. If you haven't been able to listen to all the podcasts, this is your fix. All the lessons consolidated in 13mins 50seconds!  I will continue to share raw stories with you every 2 weeks and already excited! Thank you for listening, I appreciate you! 
14:10
September 6, 2020
10. What a woman, what a story. Dina Mahlabegoane shares her life journey.
Dinah Mahlabegoane is an influencer, traveller, social media entrepreneur and a renowned businesswoman. She helps women build and market their brands so that they can create a life they love. She holds an MBA in music and creative industries. Has work for multiple companies including DSTV and SABC in South Africa. Although she grew up in a poverty environment, she always took advantage of opportunities that she came across. She also learned to overcome obstacles and beat the odds along the way. She now inspires people around the world to do the same. She has a high energy persona and inspirational teaching style which is why she is known as #Berekamosadi. Over the years she has trained professionals to achieve new levels of sucess. She is passionate about working with winners to actualise their full potential. She has been featured in various publications including True Love, PrimeTV Zambia, Capricorn FM, Radio 2000 to name the few.. She is also a resident judge on a game plan TV show on SABC 2 in South Africa. Website - https://thedination.com  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dinahmahlabegoane/ 
37:28
August 20, 2020
9. Melanie Kalberer and her pursuit for happiness. A story of dedication, love and following her passions.
I have not had my mind blown on this level in a very long time. This conversation with Melanie Kalberer (Meli) on the Raw Stories Podcast completely changed how I view life! Meli is a multi-passionate creative. She started her career in a bank in Zurich in 2007 and this job gives her the financial stability to pursue all her passions. She decided to seek more from life and pursued dancing, first as a hobby and now at a professional level. She has also studied and became a yoga teacher and has opened the Mas Energy Centre. Alongside, she is studying a degree in Applied Languages in Zurich. Her foundation is love – it comes first for her. Love for her boyfriend, her family, friends and for her dog. When Meli was training for her dancing exam – she needed to put in 25hrs of practice for a whole year. That makes a staggering 1’300hrs of training...for a 2hr performance/exam. Listen to what she has to say about this. You can find all her work and projects under https://instabio.cc/happymeli 
35:50
August 10, 2020
8. Willard Kachere shares his story - one of both taking and creating opportunities wherever he goes.
William Kachere is a serial entrepreneur that left Australia to build up his life back home, in Zimbabwe. He owns several start-ups with a global network system of partners and friends. Willard’s companies are in distribution, finance, transport, sport, entertainment and in the tech industry. Behind every success story are obstacles to be overcome. He is a master at what he does and his story is one of both taking and creating opportunities wherever he goes. It is one that shows the power of the right mindset and the takeaways are filled with wisdom!
37:14
August 2, 2020
7. A story of how Pragati left everything behind to start afresh in Switzerland.
A conversation about how Pragati Siddhanti left India and moved to Switzerland as a trailing spouse. The decision was hard to make as it meant leaving everything behind (family, friends, an accelerating career and a social circle) and starting over. Hers is a story of being deliberate about her adaptation and pursuing her passions. 
29:07
July 29, 2020
6. You Don’t Need To Be a Millionaire to Become a Philanthropist!
A philanthropist is someone who gives of their resources for the betterment of others. Here I talk about how we can do this as well as how to identify opportunities for philanthropy.
15:22
July 21, 2020
5. Mindset and Action - A story of how Michelina Chindiya decided to take control of her life and health
At 20, as she was walking up the stairs, Michelina Chindiya realised that she was struggling to breathe, her blood pressure had sky rocketed and she did not feel good. 20kgs had crept up in a space of 2-3years making her weight unhealthy. She decided to do something about it.  In this podcast she shares her story and some key takeaways on how to approach goals. 
26:05
July 14, 2020
4. Our journey as a couple and how we got here.
In this episode we talk about our love story and what it means for us to have a relationship that celebrates both the Zimbabwean and Swiss Cultures. In the end, my guest and husband shares some incredible take-away lessons.
24:25
July 8, 2020
3. Stories are powerful for human connection
Why telling stories connects us as well as tips on how you can also tell your story.
09:52
July 1, 2020
2. Orphans are not cursed!
A story about an unfortunate event that made me believe that I was cursed.
07:10
June 24, 2020
1. “It takes a village to raise a child” - Reflecting on my journey.
I have been reflecting on the crooked path that brought me here after being featured in a project highlighting “50 Young African Women Achievers”. This first episode is a high level of my life story as well as some lessons drawn from my journey.
16:19
June 18, 2020