Seasons for Everything

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Date: 19/07/2018

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Seasons for everything

For golfers in Saskatchewan, our season is all too short.  Even in golf season, it still rains.  We can’t control the weather. 

However, most of us plan for the weather.  It’s the only time I carry an umbrella and rain gear is when I am golfing, because I want to make the most of our short golf season.

In a recent interview with Chamber on Tap Host, Evan Drisner, he shared insights gained from interviewing almost 100 Saskatoon business leaders over the past decade. 

No business leader said it quite the same, but a common theme was leaders need to understand what you can control and what you can not control.

Any person in business long enough knows you can’t control the markets and the ebbs and flow of business. 

There are seasons for everything including your business.  The key is to recognize when you are in a season and don’t pretend you are not. 

In Evan’s words, “if you are in winter, don’t put on shorts and t-shirt and complain that you are freezing”. 

Don’t force it. Be patient.  Be consistent and work hard and opportunities are going to come back.  Don’t forget your umbrella but remember the season will come again.


Andrea Hansen B.Comm., CFP, GBA
Business Advisor


P.S.  It was at that rainy golf tournament that I witnessed my first hole-in-one shot from Tanya Knight!  The weather didn’t matter.


Taken and adapted from “Three Insights from Chamber on Tap Host, Evan Drisner”, Business Voice July/August 2018


The seasons do not push another; neither do clouds race the wind across the sky. All things happen in their own good time.”
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