"Whatever tools you need to accomplish your dreams should be finely sharpened before you begin," my friend Rozanne Gates said the other day. How right she is. If you’re getting ready to market a book, for instance, you'll probably want to have a well-designed website up and running long before your book hits the stores. Or if you're launching a business, chances are good that you'll want to set up a great record-keeping system prior to ordering supplies. As any carpenter will tell you, having the right tools for the job is half the battle.
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