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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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Personal Thoughts It's been heartbreaking to say the least ... shocking that a man would punch and knock a woman out cold in an elevator ... then act like it was normal. That no one would come to her rescue when the elevator stops, but another woman. That he would try to blame her and she would try to blame herself for the abuse. But what we see playing out on TV is happening too many times in America and across the world today. Women being beaten, raped, and violated by men, often men who are closest to them. To... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." - John 14:27 The grind of daily life can sometimes take its toll, however, the dawn of a new day signals new possibilities. For those who're self-employed, there are some days when one seems to have ran out of options, when solutions to business hiccups are anything but forthcoming; for employees, how about those days when you'd like to ignore the alarm clock and not go to work... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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It's been a while. DUNIA print magazine picks up by welcoming one of Africa's shinning stars to its cover. She is Malian born musician, song writer, humanitarian Rokia Traore. Ms Traore spoke with me today from Bamako, the capital city of Mali - a country she loves deeply and is happy to help rebuild. We had an insightful conversation on a variety of topics. Rokia was upfront and very easy to talk to. We explored the future of Africa, culture, success and the music industry. I found Rokia to be quite remarkable for various reasons ... which you will read... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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The Navigation system will get you there. Pretty much gone are the days when we pulled up directions, printed them on paper before heading out for an appointment. In this day of technology, the smart phone has become the guide. We type in an address, hit the road and trust our phones' navigation systems to get us there. Some of the most valuable life lessons can be learned in unlikely ways. I believe the navigation system has lots to teach us about life and success. Exciting. We human beings generally don't like dealing with the unknown. If you've never been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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Son on the left Hello Friends, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I need help figuring something out. If you're a parent like me, you probably agree that kids do ask some unlikely questions sometimes. My 9 year old son is bright and has a mind that works pretty fast for a kid his age. He likes to explore things, break them up and put them back together. He is smart and I believe he enjoys challenging the status quo as far as thinking patterns. In my eyes, he's a little genuis ... well you know how that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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Passionate about your work? Do you feel blessed in being able to follow your dreams and pursuing the purpose for which you believe you were created? If yes, then you're just like me. Life unfolds as we live it. One can never really tell what the next day brings. It is exciting to give one's best at every turn of the journey of living out the full length and breadth of our existence. As you may be aware, me and a group of special ladies at Women Are Core have been working on a 3K Run/Walk for South Sudan taking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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Our lifestyles ought to be a reflection of our dreams. If you dream of starting a business, why not go out and make it happen; if you dream of giving back, reach out and lend a helping hand, if you dream of climbing up the corporate ladder, get to work and improve your performance. Everybody dreams, but only the leaders 'do' and act consistently. It was Mark Caine who said, “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” What this tells us is that making... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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It's monday, why don't we start the week by opening up our minds and hearts for success? An open mind is more flexible and welcoming of new ideas, it is ready for fresh possibilities and embraces rewarding experiences. Here are a few reminders/quotes about having open hearts and minds: --- --- --- --- Whether life unfolds like a wonderful adventure, or shuts us in like a lonely prison cell is determined by how open or close minded we allow ourselves to be. I hope the above reminders/quotes help us loosen up, relax and make the best of every situation. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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A few months ago, Pastor Tim of Eagles Landing Baptist Church preached on what it means to live a life of faith. I took the following notes, which I am happy to share with you on this beautiful day. Faith rests on God ALONE, not in ourselves or in others. Having faith does not mean that life will be smooth, or that we will not face challenges ... it means knowing that God's love and favor is more than sufficient to see us through. Faith requires trusting God no matter what. The bible says in Hebrews 11:6, "And without faith... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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“Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing your self to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.” - Mary Lou Retton ... now, who are you working with? We now live in a world where many of us are motivated to follow our dreams, where opportunities are limitless and everything is possible because of the power of the internet. At the click of a mouse, and boom, you're in business. Eyes wide open Whether starting a blog, publishing a book, signing up in network marketing, starting a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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Notes "Don't cry over what left your life - if it's part of your destiny, it can't leave you; if it's not, it can't stay." "Don't be stuck in a place that is dead." "God has provision for anybody who has a vision." "Everyone around you is not for you." "At some point, you can't be everyone's enabler." "There are people who take from you; there are people who give to you." I would like to thank my younger sister Afuo for sharing this video with me. I hope the message has impacted you too, Paula White is a great... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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"Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire." - Arnold H. Glasow This has always been one of my favorite quotes. Why? Because first it speaks of 'excitement' and secondly 'self-motivation'; two of the most powerful must-haves for success. Self-motivate. Successful people self-motivate. They have a fire burning inside of them and they make sure the flames stay ablaze. Success comes with excitement and passion in pursuing one's dreams. Leaders do not wait for somebody else to make them feel good in order to accomplish a task, they simply learn to focus, implement and execute... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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Leadership means taking control; it means taking full responsibility and recognizing that we have it within us to make the best of any and every circumstance we find ourselves in, while moving forward one step at a time. A leader does not blame others for the choices they make, but takes full responsibility for their actions and faces the consequences bravely. A leader does not spend precious time lamenting on that which they have little or no control over, but finds ways to forge forward when faced with challenges. A leader recognizes that no excuse is ever good enough for... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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"Life happens in ups & downs. Success is embracing the changing seasons to reap the most rewards ... just like the plants do." I woke up this morning, like many, feeling thankful and blessed. As I went downstairs to turn on the coffee machine, I was once again drawn by the pull of the plants I grow in my kitchen. I went over to admire the flowering leaves and rich beautiful colors ... greens, whites, yellows and even the browns (which I made a mental note to prune off later on in the day). Only a few months ago during... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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"Health is the best wealth, for it is truly priceless" Hello Face2Face readers, A primary goal of the blog since we started in 2009 has been to share lessons learned and success nuggets - some personal, others not so personal. Thank you for the opportunity to share these with you (please do not hesitate to sound off and tell me what you think on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BlogFace2Face). These lessons come in many shapes and forms, playing out just like our everyday lives. Today, I would like us to discuss the all too important, not often talked-about option we all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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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 Apr 16, 2014 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