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When is the best time to plant a tree?

by Randall Craig on January 31, 2006

Filed in: Blog, Make It Happen Tipsheet, Motivational,

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Q: When is the best time to plant a tree?

A: 20 years ago.

Q: When is the second best time to plant a tree?

A: Today. Right Now.

This week’s action plan:

  1. Do you have any trees that should have been planted, but haven’t? Identify three specific “trees” that you want to plant (or should have planted).
  2. Start at least one of them before the end of today. Schedule the other two for later in the week.

Whether your “tree” is at home or at the office, it won’t grow unless it’s planted. And the only one who can do the planting is you.

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Randall has been advising on Web and Social Strategy since 1994 when he put the Toronto Star online, the Globe and Mail's GlobeInvestor/Globefund, several financial institutions, and about 100+ other major organizations. He is the author of seven books, including the recently released "Everything Guide to Starting an Online Business", and speaks across North America on Social Media and Web Strategy. More at and

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