Acting Up

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, the good news is many of the barriers to starting a business have come down since forty years ago.

That’s not to say you won’t face challenges. Entrepreneurship can be a dog-eat-dog world. But if you want to stay true to yourself and your values as you rise to the top, you’re in good company.

Growing up in the segregated South in a family of eleven children and nurtured by a loving mother and father, Janice Bryant Howroyd faced racism and sexism in addition to the challenges faced by every new business owner. None of that stopped her from becoming the first black woman to own a billion-dollar business.

In Acting Up, Janice shares the model she lives by and continues to represent: that of a Leader who works for good, for growth and innovation, for her family values, and for the same ideals upon which she founded her company. Janice will help you discover the Leader inside yourself and show you how to use your uniqueness to conquer the business world.


The Art of Work

Comprised of two distinct sections, this book will first help those looking for work to find a great job. The second section then helps those who have a job keep it and thrive while moving forward in a rewarding career. Janice Bryant Howroyd brings her career and work/life balance expertise together to teach you how to manage the everyday job and career challenges all of us face.

She outlines the core principles that have allowed her to rise to the top of her field, leading a global workforce solutions company that has grown into a global success story. Through “The Art of Work: How to Make Work, Work for You!” JBH serves as your mentor and helps you to create your own path to job and career success!


This timeless message about motivation, mindfulness, and character development will impact the world as the gift that keeps on giving.” “Our hope is that with Janice’s new version of The Strangest Secret, a new audience will discover Earl Nightingale’s original ground-breaking recordings and apply them to their own lives,” said Vic Conant, Chairman Nightingale-Conant.

This new version includes updated statistics and additional quotes from some of the greatest thought leaders, including Nelson Mandela and Buddha. It is written as gender-neutral, and for the first time it contains a women’s point of view. Many of these older books focus on saying things such as: “when a man” instead of “when a person”. Howroyd believes that words matter and can make a difference.



A seminal piece on the power of thought, developed in collaboration with Nightingale-Conant, Janice Bryant Howroyd voices this original classic written by James Allen, a pioneer of the self-help movement. Originally published in 1903, As a Man Thinketh is an essay which argues that the key to mastering your life is harnessing the power of your thoughts and helps you cultivate the philosophy and attitude of a positive, successful person.

As a Person Thinks, now enhanced for the 21st century and written as gender-neutral, contains a women’s point of view for the first time. Many of these older books focus on saying things such as “when a man” instead of “when a person”. Howroyd believes that words matter and can make a difference.


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