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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 lema@duniamagazine.com
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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
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"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
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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
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"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
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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
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“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
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“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
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"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
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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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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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
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"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
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"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
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Streaming live Wednesday July 29, 2015: www.sweetriddim.com 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
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Happy Monday! We're in the last days of an increadible July and I am happy to share today's 'Character Builder'. Have you been following these inspirational nuggets on our Facebook page? If not, please LIKE us and expect to read at least 4 of them every week to help strengthen different aspects of the success experience. Today's builder is: see things as they are, not as we wish them to be. Expecting others to meet our expectations and getting upset when they don't creates unhealthy tension both at home and in the workplace. It leads to constant letdowns, taking the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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Help #endFGM NOW Let's redefine what it means to be a woman ... being a woman should NOT be about how much pain we're able to endure and still wear a smile, not about maintaining silence during moments of extreme personal challenges, it's not about giving until we drain the life out of ourselves, we don't have to be mutilated to be women. We shouldn't have to earn our womanhood by scoring high A's in 'Suffering'. A woman should allow herself to be human, to follow her dreams, she should be fulfilled in all aspects of her beautiful existence. She... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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"Female Genital Mutilation or “cutting” is a gross violation of the human rights of girls and women." - Women Are Core I very much look forward to being on Rockers Corner Radio Show with Sista Dee this coming Tuesday 07/21/15 to discuss an important topic: Female Genital Mutilation. Why? Because somewhere, at this moment, is a child, a young girl shedding silent tears, weeping bitterly because she's been violated, betrayed by the ones who should be protecting her. She's been circumcized. She's one of millions who were never given a choice, victims of a barbaric traditional (in some cases religious)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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We've all probably heard the saying that success does not come to us, we go for it. One of the ways to go for what we desire is to ask for it. Successful leaders develop a habit of opening their mouths to ask - for a favor or referral, a sale, feedback or even advice. Being able to communicate and express ourselves to those around us is very important for growth and success. A leader does not sit back and wait, or expect people to 'just understand'. A leader gets proactive in achieving their goals --- persisting, insisting, demanding, asking.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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Today's my birthday. It's a special day. On this 07/07/2015, I turn 40. You know, I believe there's a part in us that's somewhat weary of growing older. But when you've lived life consciously, and given of it freely from the depths of your heart, years gone by become bright stars in the sky --- merging with the light of beautiful days, reappearing in those clouds of not-so-bright evenings - guiding, teaching, revitalizing. I am so thankful to God for His amazing blessings and sustaining grace. I am thankful that even during those moments when I was brought to my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." - John F. Kennedy Good morning Face2Face family. How is your Saturday looking so far, what do you have planned for the day? I hope and pray that your weekend is productive and fun. I was awake by 5.00am this morning. I spent some quiet time meditating, doing my daily devotionals, while looking forward to the sunrise. Then I went walking at nearby Salem Baptist walking trails. It was so beautiful and calm out there.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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"Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation." - Michael Jordan Have you ever questioned your choices, wondered if you were on the right path, felt like giving up, been tempted to throw in the towel? Do you know that these feelings are normal? Society teaches us to suppress our feelings and to be ashamed of the somewhat "abnormal" ones. But as one grows through life, one realizes that suppressing feelings and emotions is actually detrimental because they always resurface soon after, and we find ourselves fighting the same losing battle over and over. So what do we do?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." - Mark Twain If you're anything like me and like to learn about other cultures, do by all means read this novel. It's both captivating and educative at the same time. About the book: In this classic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Recommended Books