On this rainy Wednesday here in New Jersey, it’s only appropriate that we bring you another kind of "rainy" post – a rainmaking recommendation from expert Jaimie Field!
Can you believe it? Today is the first day of the last quarter of the year!
Why is it when we were kids the time between September and June felt interminable, yet as an adult you wake up and all of a sudden it’s October 1st?
How do you want to finish the year?
All of those New Year’s Resolutions, all of those ambitions you promised to achieve, it’s still not too late to achieve your goals you had planned for the year. You can still accomplish what you would like before December 31st.
First, you need to look back on what you have been doing over the past 9 months and make the decision to do things differently than you have been doing. There is an oft repeated cliché which says “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” If what you have been doing with regard to your Rainmaking isn’t working, then change what you are doing. More importantly, if you aren’t doing anything at all, then do something!
Second, you need a plan. If you wrote your Rainmaking plan, which I hope you did, at the beginning of the year but stuck it in the drawer, then pull it out, dust it off and determine what you can reasonably get accomplished in the next three months. If you don’t have a plan, then take the time to write out what you want to attain and the steps you are going to take achieve it.
And finally, get going! You have to take action. Just sitting around waiting for potential clients to find you doesn’t work. If people don’t know who you are, or what you do, they will never hire you. Start today to market your services, meet new people both on and off line, and reconnect with your referrals sources to create the relationships which will lead to new business.
To sound like a Nike commercial – “Just do it!”
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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.