Today’s post from Jaimie Field, Rainmaking Coach and Trainer, is the perfect follow-up to our second Two for Tuesdays’ Tip about being more open-minded. Today, she talks about attitude, and that anyone can learn to be a rainmaker if they have the right mindset!

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Recently, a few articles, one in the New Jersey Law Journal and one in the ABA’s Law Practice Management section’s Magazine, were written about Rainmaking Coaching. They asked whether rainmaking can be taught (as you know from my tag line, which I have used for almost 15 years, “Rainmakers are Not Born, They Are Taught sm”, I believe they can and the attorneys with which I have worked can attest to this).

While the articles are mixed on the what it takes to be a rainmaker, it is agreed that they can be taught. After working with hundreds of attorneys, I have found that the most important factor of whether or not you can become a rainmaker is the belief that you can.

 

You have to have the right attitude to become a rainmaker:

  1. You have to want to be taught, coached or mentored;
  2. You have to want to move past the fear of rejection;
  3. You have to find the activities that work with your personality;
  4. You have to be willing to do the work necessary to create relationships which will morph into business; and
  5. You have to have patience to understand that Rainmaking isn’t always instantaneous.

An introvert will never be a extravert and vice versa. But there are activities well suited for each personality that can bring in new business – find the ones that work for you and do them consistently and constantly.

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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.