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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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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 6 days ago 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
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"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." - Dale Carnegie Have you read HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE by Dale Carnegie? If you haven't I highly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Recommended Books
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My brother Kul loves to read and sometimes we get to discuss books we have read and lessons learned from them. Kul is an Amway representative; like the company he represents, personal development is an integral part of his network marketing experience. A few months ago, he sent me the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Recommended Books
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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." - Benjamin Franklin I recommend this book by Christopher Witt. It will help sharpen your presentation and speaking skills, and also help you learn more about what's expected of you as a leader. Purchase your copy: http://amzn.to/1bNybOp Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Recommended Books
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"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano It's a day set aside to honor and celebrate dads. Happy Father's Day to you! Words cannot describe the importance of a dad in shaping the lives of their children, in molding the family for greatness. We thank you for your hardwork, love and protection. You are the rock of the family. "One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." - George Herbert We hope you enjoy this day and everyday as a parent. We hope you bask in the love... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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“A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month's study of books” - Chinese Proverb My uncle works at the United Nations tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania. During my April visit to Cameroon, I had the chance to spend time with him in Yaounde (capital of Cameroon). We talked about the people of Tanzania and their culture, the differences and similarities between Tanzanians and our Cameroonian society. By listening to my uncle and asking questions, I got to learn about a country I knew very little about ... it almost felt like I had travelled to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude." - Colin Powell Do you get excited about photoshoots? Those who love taking photos, probably do; others not so much. I personally am borderline --- I do, and then I get nervous wondering how the photos are going to turn out. Today I had one of those scheduled here in Atlanta --- the photographer was Richard of richardanthonyevans.com. It was my first time working with Richard. I am particularly excited about this photoshoot... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." - E. E. Cummings Hello Face2Face with Success readers. I hope you are having an excellent day. Let's talk spontaneity! As a writer, one keeps a close eye on performance. I continue to be very appreciative of how an article I wrote almost 5 years ago is still widely read today. I remember very clearly the day this article was written and published on DUNIA Magazine. It was on a Saturday morning in October of 2010. Less than 2 hours... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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Ever so often, one reads a piece of writing that stikes a chord. Here is one I read on Facebook this morning posted by a sister Belle Sonkey that I thought to share with you. It speaks to the importance of true friendships. In the qualities of an Elizabeth one can understand why finding a true friend could be quite rare, yet precious. I hope you enjoy reading it as well. " Who is my Elizabeth? When Mary, was given the biggest news of her life, she had no husband to confide in. Her first instinct after her visit from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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It's Valentine's Day! Happy lovers' day to you and yours. I was reflecting on the significance of this day. It dawned on me that actually everyday should be Valentine's Day, don't you think? --- days when we are loved, appreciated and celebrated. Also importantly, when we challenge ourselves to give love, respect and to honor the dignity of others. What makes a person deserving of our love? Simply because they are a child of God. I am learning that every body we come across deserves love - whether in our minds, they have earned it or not. In the home... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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January 31, 2015 news headlines: 'Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, was found unconscious in her bathtub'. Another one: 'Whitney Houston's daughter in medically-induced coma'. Sad headlines indeed. Surprising? Many, including myself would admit, "not so much". A Mother's Love June 2001: Whitney Houston, Cissy Houston, Bobbi Kristina This month - February - 3 years ago, 48 year old Whitney Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub. Official causes of death: cocaine overdose, drowning, coronary artery disease. Fast forward 2015, similar headlines about daughter Bobbi Kristina, now 21. We women are strongly connected to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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Happy MLK day. As we honor Dr King today, I am reflecting on these words of his: "He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love." As leaders we are called to serve; service requires love, sacrifice & dedication. How high do you rank in your ability to tolerate & accommodate others' shortcomings - whether clients, business associates, team members or even family members? Dr Martin Luther King was great, not because he was flawless, but because of his ability to love self-lessly. He gave his all in serving his people. A Baptist... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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"If you're not listening, you're not leading. Instead, you are commanding and dictating --- it doesn't often work" Leadership in this day and time is not about an individual's dreams, or their personal plans and goals; it is about the successful implementation of an idea. And ideas are successfully implemented through people, by the effort of teams. Hence a successful leader understands the importance of teamwork. We build teams not by ordering people around, telling them what to do and forcing our expectations down their throats, but by inviting them to work with us, always being respectful of their opinions.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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"Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them." - Bill Maher Many of our women (mothers, sisters, daughters) are the true heroes in today's society. Growing up in a culture where women hardly ever express what they're feeling --- & when they do, no one really cares --- but then she keeps moving regardless, it is indeed a privilege to share their stories with the world through my interviews, writings and the work we do at Women Are Core. Isn't it true that happy women build healthy homes? While abused, oppressed & neglected women... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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"Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." - Psalm 37:4 Good morning Face2Face family and welcome to our first post of 2015. Like you, I am poised for great achievements this year. 2015 shall indeed be "a year of triumph" as my sister in Cameroon so aptly put during our New Year's day chat. I sincerely wish you and yours all that your heart desires and much more. May all the hard work and years of focus continue to pay off as we walk in purpose. This morning, I would like us... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Face2Face with Success
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"You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you." - Frederick Buechner HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Can you believe 2015 is almost here? As we step into the new year, I am thinking about relationships - those we have created and nurtured over the years and those we have recently formed. Relationships are the basis of success - who we know, those we come across... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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"The only reason why we think we CAN'T is because our minds have not been programmed to think we CAN" Success is about progress. Progress is not always easy to accomplish. Progress means moving forward, and not falling backward. Sometimes progress simply means standing firm, refusing to be pushed back by powerful wind gusts created by obstacles. Progress means refusing to quit and doing whatever it takes to accomplish set goals. Progress means not allowing others to talk us out of fulfilling our destiny. Progress may not always be manifested by visible results, but is reflected in our self-growth as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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"It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going." - Brian Tracy Good morning distinguished ladies and gentlemen. We're counting down to the end of 2014! I have this feeling that there is still much to be accomplished before the year ends. Do you feel the same? I believe 2015 will be tremendous in many ways. Today's thoughts are on allowing ourselves to go through the processes of life. By this I mean, to embrace the flow. I have found that when we do, every second of every day becomes meaningful because we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” - Tori Amos Some months ago, we noticed a leak at home. The leak had not been in plain sight, so by the time we noticed, that area of the house had suffered some serious water damage - water was seaping out of surrounding floors and walls. The gentleman who handles our maintainance work was out of town on a family emergency, so hubby went out to the store and got some DIY sealants and other materials to fix the leak... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.” - Unknown Beaches of Mozambique shared by DUNIA Mag on Instagram It was raining heavily this morning in Atlanta as the day began with getting the kids ready for school; then reading up on the latest news, checking emails and getting to work for the magazine. I began to think of all the effort that goes into the work we consistently do as parents and leaders --- whether it's taking care of family, preparing lesson plans, setting up conference calls and meetings, updating... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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"Operating from a place of love enables us to be better leaders, spouses, parents, business associates, co-workers and world citizens" Good morning Face2Face family! It's Sunday again. I hope your weekend is restful and fun. I woke up this morning, my heart filled with the determination to spread love. Good morning world. Let's remember to spread some love — Lema Abeng-Nsah (@LemaNsah) December 14, 2014 Of what good is having money in the bank while lacking happiness in our lives? I have realized that whenever we show love, react in love, we ourselves feel love. Love creates IN us peace,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
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Random moments at home What are you grateful for? Have you paused lately to count those blessings? For me, there is lots to be thankful for when I take stock of how far God has brought me. Being a mom is and always will be the greatest and most precious achievement of my life. Every moment is cherished, every day a blessing. Like most hardworking women today, I am proud to be mommy-first. One of the perks of coming from a large family is that one has siblings 'everywhere'. Yesterday, my daughter received a package from my sister-in-law in Finland.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Face2Face with Success
The bible is full of promises that God has made to His children. When we stand on these promises, believing that what He says in His Word shall come to pass for us, we give Him permission to act in our lives. This morning I was reflecting on the following passage in Deuteronomy 32:10-12 and I'm glad to share it with you. 10 In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye 11 like an eagle that stirs up its... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Face2Face with Success