Not only am I bringing you a rainmaking recommendation from expert Jaimie Field today, I also got to see Jaimie in person this afternoon at the Legal Marketing Association lunch for the NJ City Group Meeting! Jaimie has been battling bronchitis, among other things, so we’re reaching back into the archives again today for a post, which is particularly apropos.  Jaimie will be back with new rainmaking recommendations in July! 

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Not to frighten you, but this year is officially half over. What have you done to advance your Rainmaking skills?

Do you have a written Rainmaking plan? If not, why not?

Do you set schedule time, every day, to do at least one Rainmaking Activity?

As a Rainmaking coach and a trainer, I cannot force you to do what you need to do. I can only motivate and educate you. You need to find the motivation to do the tasks necessary to advance your practice.

Motivation comes from having goals. These goals must be worthwhile to you. Whether your goals are to make partner, earn more money, make enough to go on more vacations, create a life that you are looking to create, or whatever reasons you may have, they have to have meaning to you. target

Just use the oft-quoted acronym: SMARTY when determining your goals:

S = Specific: Be very specific about the goals you want to achieve

M=Measurable: Can you put a number or some other measurement to this goal?

A= Actionable: Is this something that you can take action on?

R = Realistic: Will you be able to achieve this goal? If a goal is not realistic you will have a tendency to beat yourself up if you don’t achieve it.

T = Time Bound: Your goals must have a deadline. If they don’t then it becomes only a dream.

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Y = You: Is it YOUR goal or is it a goal you think you should be accomplishing because someone else thinks you should. This is a surefire way to have a goal languishing because you will NEVER have the motivation to accomplish it.

It’s not too late this year to start. Start by writing down your goals and then motivate yourself to accomplish them.

What’s your motivation? Use the comment section to tell others how you motivate yourself to achieve your goals.

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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. If you have received this email from a colleague or friend and what to receive Rainmaking Recommendations to your email, sign up at www.marketingfield.com

 

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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.

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

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.