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It's About Time

Time management tips for making the most of your busy days

By Heather Lloyd-Martin

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We've all heard of 'Internet Time,' but I livedit," says Kevin Dykes, the 29-year-old founder of AllianceBuilder.com, an Austin, Texas-based Internetstrategy and consulting firm. "Wasting time is the quickestpath to failure in this industry."

Believe it or not, though, Dykes wasn't always sodisciplined. Before he cofounded another company in 1999 called USCreative, he was a time-scattered freelance Web project manager."Without a doubt, I was horrible at managing my time duringthe business day," Dykes admits. "Like manyentrepreneurs, I would easily lose my focus and begin brainstormingand researching my own ideas. It led to some tryingtimes."

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