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Juggling Multiple Tasks

How to find the time to do all you need to do-and then some

By Nichole L. Torres

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Starting a business used to be just a distantfantasy-something you tossed around in between jobs as a highschooler or even as you sat at a desk in corporate America. But nowyou've done it. And though you're proud, you've alsogot 14 things to do before breakfast-and only space for ninein your hectic schedule. Think you can't get through it all? Wetalked to someone who not only lived through his multiple businessand personal endeavors, but thrived. Fred Kiesner, Hilton chair ofentrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, hasdone everything from starting a small-business incubator andtraining center in Russia to running his own import business. So ifthere's any doubt in your mind that you'll survive yourstart-up years, take it from Kiesner, the master of squeezingdozens of tasks into one day: It can be done. Here are his methodsto keep you from madness:

Quit crying. All the timeyou spend lamenting the different things you have to do isself-defeating, says Kiesner. "Quit wasting time worrying anddo stuff," he says. "Your job is to get thingsdone." The more time you spend worrying, putting things offand spinning your wheels, the more you add to your workload. Watchhow quickly that pile on your desk disappears when you stop killingtime and actually attack it.

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