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Stop the Madness?

You can't stop the chaos around you, but you can rein in its power.

This story appears in the May 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

A decade ago, Karen started a consulting firm focused on helping retailers merchandise their stores. To most, it looked as if she had achieved everything she wanted: wonderful employees, well-known clients and her own office space. Still, Karen knew this was only the first step in her business plan; she wanted to broaden her reach by expanding her consulting services into other industries.

However, the constant demands of her clients, employees, family and other daily distractions didn't afford her time to focus on growth. The chaos around her would sidetrack her every time she tried to bring some order to her life and career.

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