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

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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.

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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.