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Lema Abeng-Nsah
Atlanta, GA
Entrepreneur, speaker, mentor and magazine publisher. Inspring leadership
Interests: Spending time with family, working, reading, writing, movies, music, and sports. I can be contacted at
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Greetings from Stockholm. I am happy to be back in Sweden; the last time I was here was back in 2009. It's a joy to share some travel moments with you ... Atlanta International Airport Check-in and get ready... Fooling around with the kids before departure Stockholm. May 2016 A... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Lema's Photo Diary
If you love learning about different cultures, and if you're a fan of fashion, we have something for you! DUNIA Magazine is partnering with Richard Anthony Evans Photography to bring readers high fashion special editions of the print magazine in which we will be "telling stories through fashion". All I can say is... this is going to be exciting! Richard and I had a great meeting going over plans and laying down the framework for the project. Details will be released in coming weeks. I have worked with Richard Anthony Evans Photography quite a bit; in fact, he is the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at Face2Face with Success
"I stopped and smelled the roses, and suddenly, the day seemed so much brighter." ~ Lema ~ Hello family and welcome to the blog. I was out running errands today and on my way out of the bank, I just had to stop and take these photos. Standing there admiring the roses and taking in their fragrance as cars buzzed by reminded me that we can find happiness in the smallest things. Often in life, we do not even have to seek out the things that take our breathes away, they find us! We just have to be intentional in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Face2Face with Success
"The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there." - Ellie Rodriguez It's Spring! That time of year to brighten up and bring some color into our living spaces. This year when we decided to spruce up the house and do some painting, the first thing I did was to call in some professionals. We found the best in Oseas Painting, very masterful, affordable, easy to work with, fast and efficient. "Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need." - Sarah Ban Breathnach "He... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Face2Face with Success
"Now there are five matters to which a general must pay strict heed. The first of these is administration; the second, preparedness; the third, determination; the fourth, prudence; and the fifth, economy." — Wu Ch'i (430-381 BC) We can learn a lot from leaders in different fields of work. Upon reading the above quote, it was interesting to note that 'economy' came 5th and last on the list. As a leader one realizes that economics (while it has a role to play) is not often the most important factor in the leadership equation. What comes first is building, making a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Face2Face with Success
Hello friend, how is your day going? It's another beautiful and lovely Tuesday here; cold for a springtime morning in Atlanta, but the forecast is for a warm rest of the day, so I'm excited. You know as leaders we are constantly on the move - working, making decisions, planning, supporting, giving ... and working again. It can be an unending grind. A leader does not live in a cocoon, he/she is constantly putting out life energy - physically and mentally. It is hence important to find ways to maintain motivation and keep a clear mind. This is necessary if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Face2Face with Success
One thing that I have realized clearly after all these years of being self-employed is that success grows from what we are able to do for others. Yes ... ponder on this a bit more and you'll realize how much sense it actually makes: success grows from what we are able to do for others. Most often we make the mistake of thinking that a good idea, or great service is enough to get clients/customers rushing through our doors to buy. Hundreds of people, everyday, come up with brilliant ideas and roll out top-class products and services that somehow fail... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at Face2Face with Success
I turned off the TV, Put away the laptop, And picked up some books#currentstate #Atlanta — Lema Abeng-Nsah (@LemaNsah) March 13, 2016 Every once in a while, you read a book that moves you and helps put life into perspective. Such was the case when I read THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY by Walter Mosley. I must say the author's writing ability, story flow and life lessons entrenched in the novel added up for a very impressive read. For me personally, it provided an insight into what a person suffering from dementia may be experiencing, and at the same... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at Face2Face with Success
Hello Face2Face with Success family. Happy New Year. It's been so long; I must begin with a sincere heartfelt apology for the long lapse in posting. I hope and pray you and your family and friends have been doing well and that the new year is going well. Although I haven't written on the blog lately, I hope that you have been following more regular updates on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and of course Twitter. Truth be told, I have missed writing and each time I came across great information, I always thought about sharing it with you. I would like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at Face2Face with Success
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he. - Proverbs 16:20 (KJV) December is here. 2016 is almost upon us. Are you excited? Has 2015 been good to you so far? I pray so. Today's blog post is a brief reminder about the importance of setting our minds up for success by finding every reason to be happy and making every excuse to be successful. Reason to be happy. Every day we convince ourselves to do stuff, such as waking up to the alarm clock when you'd rather stay in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
"Creativity has always depended on openness and flexibility, so let us hope for more of both in the future." - Siri Hustvedt Dear reader. I hope you are having a fantastic beginning of the week. Just thought to drop a few words about flexibility and how to make it work for you exercise-wise. For those who are self employed or work from home, flexibility of schedule is often a highly treasured bonus. You are the boss and you make the rules, especially if you own your business. That being said, entrepreneurs also tend to be under pressure to create results... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
Unleashing a wave of compassion into the community was the goal of this year's Ministry Tsunami at Eagles Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta. 2,500 people (church members and friends) were today mobilized to serve the community in some form... feeding the homeless; visiting nursing homes, disabled veterans and their families; cleaning parks, schools and cemeteries; fellowship-ing at police precincts; and more (adding up to about 300 projects to my understanding). The goal: putting love in action and extending the love of Christ into the community. It was exciting to commit and work with other members of our church family... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do." - Henry Ford Success is all about problem solving. What great champions do is make a way where there seems to be no way. This happens through problem solving. Moving from point A to point B no matter what. What constitutes progress may be different for everyone, based on lifestyle and goals set. However, the commonality is, progress involves advancement, some movement of sorts, a necessary forward-moving process that is seldom smooth. So how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
Today I spent one of those lazy evenings on the couch ... which I must admit, I haven't had in a while. Literally no work, no thinking, no brainstorming, no phone calls ... just being in the moment, flipping channels ... and not feeling guilty about it. It was relaxing and has me feeling like time in-front of the tube isn't such a bad idea ... well in moderation, I guess. Just you, yourself and some great TV. Then I thought, before retiring for the night, why not drop a few words on the blog. I hope the following quotes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind." - Isaiah 65:17 I have seen the powerful fall, the mighty doubt, and witnessed leaders weep. As human beings, none of us is so strong as to be immune to self-questioning, doubts, fears. Room for growth. We are all born with self-preservationist instincts. One of the ways we protect ourselves is by projecting an "I've got it all together" image even when we're hurting on the inside. Although this requires less of us character-wise, it makes us feel... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” - Kofi Annan Last week, we invited friends/connections to a Twitter chat via hashtag #TodayILearned. The aim: to share information, daily life reminders, tips, and suggestions on the social media network. The flow of information seems much more interesting when it's two-way and interactive. Such chats as #TodayILearned provide an opportunity to share with a group, while also allowing us to bounce information off each other when we respond by contributing our perspective on a post. These days, it is not unusual... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." - Proverbs 16:3 Positive success reminders have the power to move us into action, serving to realign our minds with that which is important in our pursuit of wholesomeness. Everyday is a good day to follow our dreams and bring ideas to life ... whether writing, networking, selling and acquiring customers, closing deals, working, working, working --- or simply dreaming again, let's do so with joy and optimism. A happy and prosperous life is possible when we take action and then keep at it with consistency. If we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
Many of us feel the urge to do something different, to follow that persistent call in our hearts that we've been trying to ignore for a long time. Well, there comes a time when you just have to make a move. Having the discipline to ignore doubt and push pass it is a great first step. Doubt is uncertainty, hesitation, being unsure. Doubt comes as a result of fear --- fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of change, or other self limiting beliefs. When we're unsure and needing reassurance and guarantees of success upfront, fear takes over and holds... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
"What gives me fulfillment is not how big it is. It's that it fits my purpose. I'm plugged in, I'm connected to it." - Bishop TD Jakes Do you believe that you are in the right place at the right time? Do you recognize that there are no mistakes in life and God has prepared and positioned you for success? Have you ever listened to a message and felt like it was speaking directly to your present circumstances? Today's blog post on 'Called' addresses certain realities we encounter in answering the call of leadership. When we come to the realization... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
"It can never be bought or borrowed or sold. A gift to be cherished, true friendship is a treasure beyond compare." - Unknown Source Wow ... it's another Friday already. I feel like time is going by so fast --- days merging into days faster than we are able to keep up. Do you have the same feeling? Fall is upon us --- temperatures are dropping, and the atmosphere is permeated with freshness. I woke up this morning thinking about friends - those beautiful, steady and loyal pillars in our lives. We all need them and we all have some.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
"Trying to work with those who have no desire to meet us half-way is like trying to draw water from a dry well - futile" "Many hands tie the bundle faster" is an African saying I grew up hearing often. This alludes to the importance of teamwork - coming together, working together and winning as a team. GIVE AND TAKE Have you noticed how relationships turn sour when one person is more vested in giving while the other primarily absorbs - taking, receiving, putting forth little in return? This is because an imbalance has been created, and the problem here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
Good morning Face2Face family, I hope today's post helps you reconnect and realign with your true self - you're the leader, the victor --- regardless of what's going on around you. Be the influencer, stand firm in who God has created you to be. By adjusting, readjusting, renewing and changing our thought processes, we can live a life without limitations. Notes - My actions are a result of what's in my heart. - Inorder to have a quality life, we are to have a quality mind. - We are responsible for the stewardship of our minds. It's our place to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
"But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully." - 2 Corinthians 9:6 Your time, your presence, a listening ear, guiding advice, an uplifting word, an offer to help, an honest conversation --- these have the power to change a person's life forever, not because of an immediate "boom!" impact, but because of the soothing "I am there for you" effect imprinted on the recipient. A few months ago during my visit to Cameroon (photo above), I noticed in the villages that offering an older relative (especially grand... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
"A certificate does not make you certified. Attitude, performance, commitment to self and team — these and a certificate make you certified." - Author Unknown Life is about growth, change, experiencing new things, reaching for higher heights, expanding our horizons, and celebrating milestones. With these, comes a need to swap old habits for new ones. On the journey of success, the opening up of new avenues requires the leader to step up several notches in self-improvement so as to sustain the growth they're experiencing personally and in business. How about we make August The Month of Improvement, where our goal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
Streaming live Wednesday July 29, 2015: I will be on from 7pm EST with Betty Luv and Audrey B to talk about Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya & how we can help end it. Listen on the GO: 712-832-2728 Call in LIVE 347-538-8613 or SKYPE BETTYLUV180 By raising awareness, we can help save a girl from getting mutilated and violated. Thank you for joining us. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Face2Face with Success