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Lema Nsah
Atlanta, GA
Entrepreneur, speaker, author and magazine publisher. She inspires, trains and mentors business owners across the world.
Interests: Spending time with family, working, reading, writing, movies, music, and sports. I can be contacted at lema@duniamagazine.com
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"Where there is synergy, everyone wins." "SYNERGY is the essence of principle-centered leadership. It catalyzes, unifies, and unleashes the greatest powers within people. Simply defined, synergy means that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The essence of synergy is to value differences - to respect them, to build on strengths, to compensate for weaknesses. Synergy is almost as if the group collectively agrees to subordinate old scripts and to write new ones." - Stephen Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Principled leadership is ethical leadership. A principled leader is one who is not... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Face2Face with Success
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"High expectations are the key to everything." - Sam Walton, founder Walmart The expectations we have of ourselves are powerful determinants of the type of life we live - they set the stage on which our lives play out. Those who expect nothing but excellence from themselves tend to live out the greatness of their natural, inherent gifts and talents. That which we expect of ourselves generally comes to pass. Hence instead of expecting to live mediocre, ordinary lives, why not shoot for the extraordinary and remarkable? These 'expectations of self' should have very little or even nothing to do... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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It's a cold evening here in Atlanta. The nice and warm conditions indoors after a busy work day are leaving me inspired to write. Let me start by thanking you for reading. We're 3 days into 2014. I'm feeling very excited about the new year and looking forward to many, many great things in the months to come by God's grace. I thought to share some thoughts on creating value vs focusing on getting paid. I have met many business minded individuals whose dreams didn't quite kick off because they were too focused on making money right off the back.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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Welcome! Here we are again, another year gone by. Happy New Year!!! Isn't it a blessing to be experiencing the dawn of another year? Isn't it a blessing to have so much to be thankful for? I would like to wish you Love, Prosperity, Happiness and lots of Success in 2014. On this same day last year in my message to you, I wrote, "I believe 2013 will be the year of unbelievable exploits. I believe 2013 is the year it all comes together." How true that was. Many friends I have talked to have spoken of 2013 as the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” ― Unknown Author Earlier today I took an evening walk around the neighborhood. It was a cool, warm evening in Atlanta and I couldn't resist the pull of the warm sun's rays. I was in awe of the Fall atmosphere - beautiful brown, gold, burgundy leaves; trees stripped to their bones, clothed in nothing but bare branches. In the crisp fresh air, I also noticed that some of the lawns in the neighborhood still managed to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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Most Sunday evenings at 9:30PM EST, you find me flipping to Atlanta's Channel 57 to listen to Bishop James Morton's weekly messages. This past June, I found this message by the Bishop of the New Beginning Baptist Church in Decatur, GA to be particularly uplifting. The reason being that we all as human beings possess the power within us to be successful, yet few of us ever really tap into that inherent power. The first step is to KNOW and BELIEVE that success is there for the taking and that we are absolutely deserving of its rewards. The backing of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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A Song of degrees 1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help = you can always count on Him *** 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. = He is the Alpha & the Omega *** 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. = He protects us 24/7 *** 5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." - Proverbs 15:1 Art: Favim.com Emotions and feelings are very much a part of our make-up as human beings; they are an integral part of us. We develop new ones, learn how to deal with old ones and shed others as we journey on. Today, I would like us to dwell on Emotions and Feelings for a minute. Dictionary definitions: Emotions: a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Feelings: an emotional state or reaction It can thus be concluded... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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Respect for self and others plays a central role in everything we do in life. Respect is also a great respector of Karma: we get what we give. Respect costs nothing, and every single person we meet qualifies to receive it from us. The following quotes will testify as to why. Hope you enjoy reading them even as you reflect on their meaning. “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” ― Albert Einstein “Treat everyone you meet as though they are the most important person you’ll meet... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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"People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision." - John C. Maxwell One of the most important calls of leadership is to continuously build and develop a team that grows the vision of the organization/company. The leader understands that winning teams are made up of other leaders (ie individuals who exhibit strong leadership qualities), hence one of the greatest challenges of leadership is finding the right individuals to work with. John Maxwell in his book 'Developing The Leader Within You' discusses the qualities the leader oughts to look out for in attracting winners to their team. A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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"Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell." - Psalm 43:3 What makes you come alive? What brings out your brightest smile? I would like to encourage you to connect with "it" and be determined to stay engaged with your passions. Life does not always hand us what we want, but even when we're in a place we would rather not be, we can still find ways to let our inner light shine. In fact, the challenge is to be the light when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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"There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results." - Kenneth H. Blanchard Over the years my business mantra has been: "To Succeed, one must Commit". Commitment is at the very core of success. We commit to a wide range of activities in our daily lives - for family, career, business, church, community - going to show that we all are capable of commitment. The things we commit to (whether positive or negative) thrive in our lives for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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"The successful entrepreneur avoids having to choose between following their dreams and survival..." Many would agree that discussions about the role of money in our lives are not always welcome in most circles as it is considered "immoral" by many and those who bring up the topic run the risk of being labelled "materialistic". Yet most of us would agree that money is somewhat of a neccessity in our everyday lives. We need money to purchase food, we need it for gas, clothing, etc. Even those not prone to material excesses do need money for those basics that they themselves... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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A couple of months ago, I picked up a copy of Time Magazine and as I was reading, I noticed a typo and immediately thought to myself, "Wow, they do make mistakes at TIME too?!!" In fact, I went over that sentence a couple more times just to make sure my eyes were not deceiving me. Why? Because noticing TIME's mistake made me feel better about the mistakes that show up in my Editorials at Dunia Magazine and blog posts here on Face2Face. And then I began to think about this more and realized that focusing on someone else's flaws... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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Gordon Ramsay is an award winning British chef and TV personality on popular TV shows such as Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef and many others. He is known to be extremely driven, hands-on, and no-nonsense. His rise to the top of world-class chefs may very well be captured in these words as written on his website, "With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some of the world’s leading chefs,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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Hope Solo, born July 1980 is the United States female national Soccer team goalkeeper. She’s won 2 gold medals and is very much respected for her commendable goalkeeping skills and leadership role within the team. Quotes: Life experiences make us stronger and better “I've been through a lot of things in my personal and family life. That turned me into a fighter. I always strive to be the best I possibly can.” Adversity strengthens us “I think it's my personality to overcome things, learn from them and become stronger, both personally and professionally. To be honest, I welcome those hardships.”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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Boldness and bravery are required everyday in pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones, in taking baby steps when we would rather not, in reaching out when we would rather be reached out to, in speaking out for someone who needs our help ... and in the many actions we take that make life better and brighter. Hope you find the following quotes inspiring: “The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources” - Norman Vincent Peale *** “Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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My Publisher's Note in the newly released E-version of Dunia Magazine Issue 10 reads: We are honored, excited and elated at the release of DUNIA Issue 10, featuring United States Congresswoman KAREN BASS, Democrat – California. We’re especially honored because we don’t have to look too far back in the review mirror to see that it’s only been 2 years since we started this creation of passion, with a vision to connect across cultures. As far as having a Congressmember grace the cover of The Reader’s Magazine, we are simply “Wow!” We could not ask for a better way to... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." - Vernon Sanders Law I just wanted to drop a short note of encouragement to you today in case you're encountering obstacles in your life ... which most of us probably are. We encounter obstacles not because something is wrong with us or with our approach, but because obstacles are very much a part of life - we can't avoid them. Obstacles come our way in my opinion for 2 main reasons: 1) To test us. How badly do you want it? How much are you... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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I wake most mornings to a multitude of emails, text messages and other communications from clients, our readers at Dunia Mag, friends, family, business associates ... and sometimes debt collectors... LoL. Quite so often, an email stands out that makes my day - like the message I'm about to share with you from a young man all the way from Zimbabwe that we received a couple of months ago. While I was replying to Dunia Magazine's Letters To The Editor today, I couldn't help but go over this message again. It made me feel grateful for the opportunity and the... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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Million Woman Walk For Congo, Atlanta - GA, March 23, 2013 There are days that mark milestones in our lives and today is definitely one for me. I received an invitation from Mr Darcy Ogandaga of Tillionaire Media a couple of weeks ago for an interview in a series he's doing on Social Media Outreach. I was excited. We were going to have this discussion on Google hangout, so first I had to get a webcam. That was breaking new grounds for me ... imagine that in this world of technology, I have never set up a webcam of my... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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When I picked up my kids from Good News Club this past monday, they were excited to tell me all about the last day of the program for the school year. At Good News club, kids stay after school for about an hour and a half of bible lessons once every week. My daughter Abby had these beautiful verses they had received on a key chain around her neck; she couldn't wait to share them with me. We all loved the verses, so I thought to share them with you. Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and song, And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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"DUNIA Magazine cordially invites you to an event we will be hosting on August 31, 2013, titled ‘An Evening with ISAIAH WASHINGTON’. Our theme for the night will be “Bridging the Gap”. This will be the first in a series of annual conversations between Africans and African Americans." Have you heard yet? As the publisher of DUNIA, a publication that connects across cultures, I am beyond excited about our upcoming event AN EVENING WITH ISAIAH WASHINGTON on August 31, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. I was on the phone with a friend of mine this morning ... who by the way... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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Photo: Zemanta.com Are you familiar with the saying, "No man is an island"? How does it apply in your life? Most of us are so busy making a life ... raising kids, working, home building, partner-seeking, involved in community projects, some of juggle school on top of everything else, etc... that we hardly have the time to stop for a breather. Living becomes hectic as we focus on OUR lives, OUR goals, OUR families, businesses and all that we have deemed to be important. These busy lifestyles often lead to relationships becoming disconnected and friends losing touch. So then what... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Face2Face with Success
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It's the first day of 2013 and I'm feeling overwhelmingly grateful. Thankful for love, health and especially the precious gift of life. Thankful most of all for the special blessing of being able to witness the dawn of a new year. To me personally, 2012 was a wonderful year in many ways (I hope it was same for you). Not because I made more money, or travelled or anything like that, but because I was able to "let go and let GOD". 2012 was a year of unexpected turns, of meeting people who have had a humbling and very uplifting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at Face2Face with Success