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Lema Abeng
Atlanta, GA
Entrepreneur, Mentor, Author and DUNIA Magazine publisher
Interests: Spending time with family, travelling, working, reading, writing, watching movies, listening to music, and sports. I can be contacted at
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Good morning! It's Thanksgiving day in the USA; a perfect day to be reminded of the joys of being thankful. When I woke up this morning, the sun was out and the day looked bright and warm, and I thought, "Wow, what a beautiful day to be thankful." What if we could just be thankful for the little things... like the smile of a neighbor, the presence of a family member, the hug from a colleague, that 'Happy Thanksgiving' text message from an unexpected person, the food cooking on the stove, the smoke from a grill across the street, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at Face2Face with Success
Setting boundaries is vital in both personal and work relationships. This is because boundaries provide some kind of framework of instructions by which we would rather operate as adults. Boundaries are a clear indication of our preferences; they allow those we interact with to understand our likes and dislikes, what we are willing to put up with and what the deal-breakers are. Setting boundaries and clearly communicating them is like offering a manual containing guidelines to the other person or persons. I believe this kind of clarity is necessary in preserving relationships as parties involved understand the rules, needs, wants,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Face2Face with Success
Dear Blog family. Are you looking forward to having a good day full of blessings in your life today, tomorrow and rest of the week? Do you believe that your day will indeed be blessed and the right doors will open up for you as the hours go by? I hope so! I woke up with these words from the book of Deuteronomy strong on my mind and thought to share them with you: "You are blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out" Standing on God's promises is a way of life for Christians. As we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at Face2Face with Success
The most beautiful things in life are felt in the heart... you know, that joy, satisfaction, love, inner peace (also known as peace of mind) and sense of fulfillment. Whenever we start to feel anything that is opposite, that means we are unaligned with our inner selves. And unless we pay attention and examine why we are feeling not-so-good, frustration, anger, sadness, pain, struggle begin to take root in our lives. Most people do not take the time to address unhappy feelings. In fact, feeling unhappy may seem like the norm for many as expressed in this quote by Paulo... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at Face2Face with Success
Dear champions, winners, go-getters, movers and shakers, beautiful hearts, let's talk... I look forward to your questions on life, success, leadership, etc. Please ask your questions or propose a topic by leaving a comment here, or on Facebook. Answers will be by me or I may reach out to experts on the field for information you may need. Stay tuned for answers to be posted on Lema Speaks Youtube channel --> FOR INSPIRATION, CHECK OUT THESE VIDEOS 3 Things To Never Say To Yourself: How To Develop The Hallmark Of Leadership: What's Your Bottom-line... Money or Popularity?:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Face2Face with Success
Hello winners, champions, go-getters... dear blog readers!! Welcome. We are already in mid-June, can you believe it?! The year is going by fast; so now is a good time to pause and take stock of the goals we set at the beginning of the year and ask ourselves how we are doing reaching them. Or let's back up a lil bit... did you set any success goals at all at the beginning of this year? What are they? Have you been focused on achieving them? Please be reminded that "Goal setting is without doubt one of the greatest, if not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Face2Face with Success
Dear blog readers, Hiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome back to the world of reading on the blog Face2Face With Success, where we are exploring Success one article a time. How have you been doing? I hope that you haven't missed me as much as I have missed writing for you here on the blog?! Remember our connections can be many and diversified --- all you need to do is connect with me on the other platforms I regularly post on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and now Youtube! As you may be aware, I recently did a video post on the importance of identifying... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Face2Face with Success
Believe it or not there is snow in Atlanta! Whenever I hear the word snow and Atlanta in the same sentence I just think, “oh whatever, they WISH it was gonna snow down here”, but today was different. Ummm, the Weather man was right. What a great surprise to wake up to! Looking out the window and seeing everything covered in white snow that glistens in the light is such a wonderful sight. Another one of God’s great creations. So we took these photos to share with you... Whites and Greens; Ice and Warmth Baby boy said he wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Face2Face with Success
'Tis the season of giving... why not give the gift of Success On Your Terms: How to Defy the Odds and Live Your Best Life!??? The holiday season is here and the New Year is around the corner, do you know that books make some of the best gifts for friends, family, colleagues, co-workers, business associates, and all? Success On Your Terms will make the perfect gift this season and all through the new year. Why? The answers are in the beautiful reviews that the book is receiving... As you can tell from the book reviews, you can touch someone's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at Face2Face with Success
Hello from Atlanta dear blog family. I noticed this beautiful lone wildflower blooming in my yard this morning and loved it. As I admired the plant that seemed to have sprouted out of nowhere, I felt inspired, reminded of how much goodness there is to reap from simply paying close attention to all that is charming and beautiful around us. What if we were to intentionally practise the art of picking out the beauty and admiring the brightness in all that is presented to us on a daily basis... at home, at work, in the store, at school, on the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Face2Face with Success
"Success has little to do with what the other person is doing or not doing. It’s more in line with developing character and habits that lead to career, business and personal growth, and living a lifestyle that attracts prosperity and abundance as we grow from one level to the other." - except from Preface, Success On Your Terms Writing a book is no piece of cake, I can tell you that (*smiles*). However, once it's done, you are excited especially as word gets out. For a leader who believes in building one solid brick at a time, every single purchase... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at Face2Face with Success
Hello Family. I received a Facebook message from a friend in Nigeria this morning that read: "Good afternoon Lema, what happen that you are out from your inspirational words to us". Awww... This is true...and I am sorry. I haven't been consistent in sharing inspirational words these past days. Like many, I have been bogged down by recent horrifying events around the world - shootings, bombings, hurricanes and other natural disasters, etc; especially in my home country Cameroon where there is ongoing brash abuse and killing of citizens in certain regions of the country. This hits very close. One of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Face2Face with Success
Hi everyone! I am excited! My new book entitled SUCCESS ON YOUR TERMS: How To Defy The Odds and Live Your Best Life has been published and is available for your reading pleasure. What can I say? There is so much I could say about this book. However, it's all been said in the book...and now you can grab a copy, read it and let's have a discussion about the topics discussed. The show of support has been amazing... and I am very thankful for that. If you haven't purchased your copy yet, go ahead and get yours now. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Face2Face with Success
Hi friend. It's Friday already! How did your week ago? Excellent I hope; I also hope that you are looking forward to a calm, relaxing weekend. Our last blog post on seasons of change did very well; thank you for reading. Today, I thought of posting something light - quotations about mistakes - to serve as gentle reminders that we do not have to be held back by mistakes (or the fear of making them) during our success journey. Great leaders push through and keep moving forward. Here are 14 Quotes about Mistakes - do not be afraid to make... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Face2Face with Success
Life is constantly changing and shifting, and everyday we are called upon to make decisions that lead to various actions. In other words, if you are breathing and living, you will find yourself having to make new decisions and take certain actions. This could be as simple as "what am I having for breakfast today?"... you make a choice and take action toward that choice. In fact, not-making a choice and thus having no breakfast is also in itself a decision. "In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision." - Dalai Lama The above... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Face2Face with Success
Do you feel uncomfortable with taking the easy way? Yes, the easy way. What is the easy way? Are you that leader that is constantly on the go? Whose to-do-list is filled and overflowing with work and various responsibilities? You love what you do, right? You feel blessed to be living in purpose, right? So why do you find yourself working hard and having success, but unable to feel settled enough to simply enjoy? There was a time when all I did was chase 'success', I mastered success formula after success formula, met goals, experienced business growth and all that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Face2Face with Success
"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." - Theodore Rubin The obstacles you face today are stepping stones to your greatness. Obstacles help us find our better selves, simply because in overcoming them, we are forced to grow, to stretch, to face our fears and to reinvent ourselves. Granted, as human beings we prefer to operate within familiar parameters, however, obstacles force us out of our comfort zones and challenge us to trouble-shoot, to learn, grow and develop a new way of thinking. This opens up... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Face2Face with Success
Dear blog family, I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday and that you had a great week of "setting yourself on fire" as was our success theme for last week. I would like to think that you are stoked and excited about following your dreams! If you have been following my blog, I hope you feel inspired and encouraged to live in purpose and have found motivation here along the way. I would like to remind you to use the search box on the right side-bar to find material me and others have written over the years that may... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Face2Face with Success
A great leader brings out the best in others. However, in order to bring out the best in others, the leader has to first recognize and develop the best in themselves. This is possible when we have the discipline to work on (and "fix") ourselves. Part of this work will involve helping ourselves move pass personal insecurities blinding us to the good in and needs of others. In working on ourselves, common fears such as 'the fear of putting others first' begin to disappear because we are increasing in self-esteem and confidence, and the world no longer revolves around us... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Face2Face with Success
Dear Blog family, HAPPY NEW YEAR! How have you and yours been doing? I hope 2017 is off to a great start. It's almost the end of January and I am only now composing my first post of the year (*sad face!*). For those who missed me, I am so sorry for the lapse and I missed you too (*smiles*). Life changes, we change and sometimes patterns change also. This is probably the first year since I started blogging in 2009 that I did not put up a New Year's Day message here on the blog. However, I did share... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Face2Face with Success
Good morning! December is here! Wow ... in four weeks we will be in a new year. Before we even look that far, why don't we just pause and appreciate the fact that we have made it this far... through the first 11 months of the year. During which we have triumphed and overcome adversities, fallen, stumbled and risen, succeeded and failed sometimes, we have conquered and lost some, we have dreamed big, had doubts and grown in the process. All in all, we have progressed and will continue to move toward the rainbow. For most in my circle and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Face2Face with Success
"You've got to WANT it, to WIN it, and we want it MORE!!!" son's baseball team chant. Over the past several months, we have watched my son's Gamers 11U baseball team compete wholeheartedly and win games. It's been inspiring to watch them practice, gel, grow and become champions. There have been many success lessons to learn from the boys and it's a pleasure to share a few with you today. I did not grow up watching baseball. Growing up in Cameroon, baseball was not a sport we knew anything about. But as the saying goes, when you have children,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Face2Face with Success
Book: Sacred Tears  "On my journey, I have discovered adversity can either make you bitter or make you better. Through my sacred tears, I have chosen to become better!" - Fanitra Brantley I first met author Fanitra Brantley in 2014 at one of our women's events. We have since... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Recommended Books
Second guessing ourselves too much often leads to lower self-confidence. Why? Because failing to follow our instincts time and again, injects doubt into our minds, subsequently leading to a subtle lack of belief in self. In today's Thoughts On Success, I'll like to encourage you to follow your heart. If you feel like writing something, write it; like speaking up, speak up; if you want to dress a certain way, do so; if you feel like staying, stay; like going, go ... and if you're not sure what to do, take time to listen to your spirit. It was Dr.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at Face2Face with Success
"Goals - including happiness goals - do not materialize by themselves. It takes work and effort to accomplish our goals daily." Success and happiness do not just happen, neither do they fall into our laps most of the time. I'll like us to discuss a different kind of success today; one that does not involve material things, but rather how we feel - our happiness! Just as we have been taught to strive for professional excellence, it is also important to pay attention to our general well-being - are you feeling satisfied, are you at peace with yourself (regardless of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Face2Face with Success