New Approach


Usually when I have a task that feels big, I start by doing something small. I’ll send an email to someone for information. Research one small, interesting aspect of it. Or make a Word document with a chart summarizing everything I need to do and a deadline.

I do one small thing and that leads me to the next thing and one day I wake up and the whole thing is done.

Not really, but you get the idea.

But my PGB blog has drifted into being a permanent entry on my to-do list that never gets done:

“Write blog post”

Recently though, I realized why I am not getting this to-do item done. In writing a post, there’s not a “take one small step” approach.  I either clear my desk and my head and write one – or I don’t. In my quest to write a post that is pithy, interesting, and may be helpful, for most of 2017 I just haven’t done it.

So I am going to take a new approach. The not-perfect approach. Every Monday I will write about what is on my mind at Prairie Girl Bakery and this may just be a sentence or a single paragraph. In fact, it may not be blog-worthy at all. But at least it will be something.

And who know, maybe writing about my top-of-mind thoughts will lead me to saying more than that.


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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