Marketing Field’s Rainmaking Recommendations are on hiatus until April, so today, I’m bringing you one from 2010 that seems particularly apropos following St. Patrick’s Day. Jaimie’s original post was published on St. Paddy’s Day, 2010.

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In deference to the fact that today is St. Patrick’s Day, today’s Rainmaking Recommendation is about Luck.

The fact is that to be a Rainmaker it is not about being lucky, it is about doing the work necessary to become a Rainmaker. Many attorneys will never become successful Rainmakers because they are unwilling to put in the effort which will make them successful Rainmakers.

Seneca , a Roman Philosopher & politician (5 BC to 65 AD) once said: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

Are you prepared? Have you carved out time during your day, each day to perform one or more Rainmaking task? Are you getting out of the office and doing the work which will put you in the “right place at the right time?” If you take forty-five minutes per day, every day during the business week, you will actually have more than 18 hours of marketing time per month. Everyone has the ability to carve out that time from all of the wasted time necessary to become a Rainmaker.

Rainmakers do not rely upon luck; they have a plan which they put into practice on a daily basis knowing that all of the work will pay off.

Are you prepared to meet your “luck”?

Rainmaking Recommendations are sent the first and third Wednesdays of the month. They are bite size tips that when implemented will cause you to make rain. To learn more about Rainmaking, Goal Setting and Achieving the Life you want as an Attorney please contact Jaimie B. Field, Esq. If you have missed any of the previous Rainmaking Recommendations you can find them at www.jaimiefield.com The Enlightened Rainmaker Blog.

Did you know you can schedule an in-house, customized Rainmaking training workshop for your law firm? begin telephone or Skype individual rainmaking training from wherever you are in the world with Jaimie? Call or email for more information.

 

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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. She is a dynamic, influential international executive and marketing thought leader with a passion for relationship development and authoring impactful content. Griffiths is a driven, strategic leader who implements creative initiatives to achieve the…

Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. She is a dynamic, influential international executive and marketing thought leader with a passion for relationship development and authoring impactful content. Griffiths is a driven, strategic leader who implements creative initiatives to achieve the goals of a global professional services network. She manages all major aspects of the Network, including recruitment, member retention, and providing exceptional client service to an international membership base.

In her role as Executive Director, Griffiths manages a mix of international programs, engages a diverse global community, and develops an international membership base. She leads the development and successful implementation of major organizational initiatives, manages interpersonal relationships, and possesses executive presence with audiences of internal and external stakeholders. Griffiths excels at project management, organization, and planning, writes and speaks with influence and authority, and works independently while demonstrating flexibility in thinking, especially in challenging situations. She also adapts to diverse and dynamic environments with constant assessment and recalibration.

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In 2021, the ILN was honored as Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer European Awards, and in 2016 and 2017, they were shortlisted as Global Law Firm Network of the Year. Since 2011, the Network has been listed as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network, recently increasing this ranking to be included in the top two percent of law firm networks globally, as well as adding two regional rankings. She was awarded “Thought Leader of the Year” by the Legal Marketing Association’s New York chapter in 2014 for her substantive contributions to the industry and was included in Clio’s list of “34 People in Legal You Should Follow on Twitter.” She was also chosen for the American Bar Association Journal’s inaugural Web 100‘s Best Law Blogs, where judge Ivy Grey said “This blog is outstanding, thoughtful, and useful.” Ms. Griffiths was recently chosen as a Top Author by JD Supra in their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, for the level of engagement and visibility she attained with readers on the topic of marketing & business development. She has been the author of Zen & the Art of Legal Networking since February of 2009.