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Today, you're in for a real treat. I interviewed Janice Bryant Howroyd – a businesswoman, entrepreneur, educator, ambassador, author, mentor and Presidential Special Appointee. Janice was recognized by Black Enterprise as the first Black woman to own and operate a billion-dollar company.

Janice Bryant Howroyd

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Janice is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The ActOne Group, a global leader providing customized cutting edge solutions in the human resources industry.

She's currently listed at #54 in the Forbes 2018 list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. In 2014, she was recognized by Black Enterprise as the first black woman to own and operate a billion-dollar company.

In May of 2016 Janice received a key Presidential appointment by President Barack Obama as a member of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Janice has traveled to over fifty countries promoting education and the powerful impact it has on communities around the world. Her accomplishments, both personal and professional, are inspired by her deep faith and her love for her family. She says, “One cannot effectively lead without passionately serving.”

Janice is a truly remarkable woman who started from the ground up, and is constantly learning and adapting to the world around her. But doing so while remaining true to self.

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Janice's One Action

Set aside one hour and do a t-graph. Draw a “T” across a piece of paper.  Above that “T” write down the one big thing that has a timeline achievable before the end of the year.  On the left side of the “T” write down all the positive steps that you are taking and all of the negative steps  that you are taking. On the right side of the “T” write down what needs to be done, positve and negative. Then turn this T-graph into your SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats).  It can be excellent and cathartic in journalling, but it’s absolute and intentional around building out success plans.

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