My friend & rainmaking coach and trainer, Jaimie Field, is back with an excellent post today on why you should be motivated to create some new rainmaking habits! 

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Recently, I have been trying to develop some habits which will have a positive effect on my life.

One of them may seem a bit silly: Make my bed every day.

This is a task that has always eluded me since I was a child when my mother, who was a bit OCD, 
would insist upon it. I think I rebelled against it and have had an issue doing so. However, as Gretchen Rubin wrote in her blog-turned-book: “The Happiness Project” the most popular resolution for happiness is making your bed. One of the reasons, she thinks, is because it is one small step that causes you to feel like you accomplished something. Besides, I don’t know about you, but it only takes me 1 minute and 34 seconds to make my bed – I actually timed it the first day so I wouldn’t have an excuse – and I like coming home to a neat place.

Another habit, with a much more profound effect on my health, is drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day. I realized that my energy level was so low because I was truly dehydrated. This resulted in being too tired to do the things I wanted to do, and the things I knew I should do. Since I have incorporated this habit into my life, my energy has skyrocketed!

So, I downloaded an app to my smart phone (Habit Bull) which reminds me every morning to make my bed, and every hour to drink a glass of water. The app allows me to track my progress (by the way, I am 10 days into the challenge of making these habits stick and I am proud to say I have been successful in achieving these daily goals to-date).

There will come a point where both of these tasks (and the others I will start to add on to my habit list – including business related habits) will become automatic and I won’t need a reminder to do them. Some say that it takes 21 days to make a habit stick, others more than two months.   Regardless, if you keep doing something, it becomes deep-rooted in your habits and you begin to do them automatically.

Why am I bringing this up in a Rainmaking Recommendation?

Because becoming a Rainmaker is just about forming good habits which you do on a constant and consistent basis till it becomes almost rote. A good Rainmaker doesn’t think about picking up the phone to create a relationship with a client, prospect or referral source. It is just their habit do to so. A good Rainmaker doesn’t think: “Ughh I have to post to social media or write a blog”, they have made it a habit to post something on a regular basis. A good Rainmaker doesn’t think “follow up” – it’s become ingrained in their daily activities even when they are “too busy” to do so.

Whether it is conscious or not, Rainmakers have developed certain habits which, used consistently, have helped them create their books of business.

What Rainmaking Habits do you think you can begin to cultivate to get more clients?

My next blog – which will be posted this Friday – will be about the specific habits you should consider creating in order to build your book of business.

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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.

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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.