How to choose and implement the right opportunities

By Rebecca Plant

Rebecca & Edward Plant

I am super excited to have you here with Ed and I for today’s SuperPower Secrets Session: Opportunities Everywhere: Which one do we choose and how do we implement?

Our SS Sessions are dedicated to giving you the ‘How tos’ for the challenges and problems, as well as the solutions, triggered by our conversations with the couples in business who come on this show and share each week.  Our aim is make your life easier through the experiential learning of others. Mainly from us as we have tried and tested all the strategies we share.

These sessions are short bite-size hacks that turn the conversations in to real, tangible solutions for you.

They are built through the work we do inside the Institute for Couples in Business, as well as our own personal experiences – of which, after almost 10 years, there are plenty!

Today, Ed and I are talking about the challenges of opportunities for your business. And more to the point, how you guys can make sure you act together on the right opportunities and how to implement them well.

This is a topic we have first-hand experience in … and I know from our time working with other couples and serving hundreds of business people through the PowerHouse and The Business League, we are not alone.  And, neither are you.

The challenges we will discuss today were triggered by my conversation with Amy and Jamie Honey, in which two topics stood out.

The first was about dealing with a person who thinks and acts quickly whilst one of the partners is more deliberate, cautious and makes sure all the ducks are lined up.

The second was the difficulty in too many opportunities coming in for the business and jumping on all or too many of them.

Click here to catch that conversation.

For now, we’re going to spend the next 15 minutes sharing with you:

  • The challenges of having a ‘fast-acting partner’ and a ‘lets take it slow and steady’ partner
  • A tip that will make this difference in styles, 10-times easier to manage
  • The impact of too many opportunities
  • The 4-step process that we use with our clients to make sure you only act on the RIGHT opportunities

Before we get in to that, I want to say thanks to everyone who has been leaving us comments over on iTunes and our Facebook pages — and if you haven’t done so, PLEASE do!  

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A special mention to BC Gold Coast for leaving us a 5-star review and this comment about the podcast they say, is LESS about Marriage and More about Relationships:

“What I have loved most about Boardrooms and Bedrooms is that not only have the lessons learnt allowed me to connect with my partner around subjects like Finances, KPIs and vision for my business. But, it knocks on to more than just my main relationship.  They say this is a podcast for couples in business. In my opinion, this and INCREDIBLE podcast about ‘RELATIONSHIPS’, and how to best turn up in those relationships, whether it’s with my staff, my peers or my family.”

Thanks for taking the time to feed back BC from the GC. We reckon that the material we create is about making better humans.  And, I’m so happy to hear that’s how you feel too!

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About the Author

Rebecca is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Institute for Couples in Business. Bec is also trusty wife to husband and business partner Ed, and mum to Samuel, 4, and Charles, 2. For the past seven years Bec has been working with business owners, and her Super Powers include making complex problems simple, creating strong connections, and motivating teams by building kick-arse culture. Bec is also author of #1 best-seller Lead-The-Ship and hosts popular podcast Boardrooms & Bedrooms.