Intention 2.0


Last week I wrote about reflecting on intended outcomes before events, and how that has helped me.

I also mentioned another way the word “intention” has floated around for me this fall. It is best summed up by a quote from Stephen Covey:

“We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions”

At the same time I was thinking about how we tend to give ourselves more leniency than we give others,  Andrew mentioned that a guest speaker at the bank used an interesting phrase that he couldn’t exactly remember but he had part of it nailed…it turned out to be the Covey quote.

For me, the most helpful time to remember the phrase is when I am ticked at someone. Usually, he or she is doing their best and not intentionally trying to make things difficult. Keeping this in mind helps me find a more constructive way of approaching things than with the thought that they don’t care or they’re lazy.

2019 Blog

It feels in a lot of ways like it did back in 2010-11 when I was planning to open the first store. I wish that I had kept a daily journal because it sure would be interesting reading now. So in 2019, my posts will be short and frequent entries into The Woodbine Store Opening, a big event we are targeting for MONDAY, APRIL 15TH.

Until then, I wish everyone who reads my blog a very happy holiday – a Merry Christmas if you celebrate it – and all good things in 2019.


About the author

Jean Blacklock

Jean opened the popular Prairie Girl Bakery in the financial district of Toronto in 2011. She owned and operated the business until it closed in 2021 as a result of the pandemic’s impact on downtown Toronto. Read more about her background in commerce, law, and entrepreneurship here.

By Jean Blacklock


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