In today’s rainmaking recommendation from expert and coach Jaimie Field, she challenges us to do something different next year, in order to get results. 

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This is the last Rainmaking Recommendation of the Year. In two weeks we will start a new year. This is when people make promises, usually called resolutions, which they will never keep.

In fact, according to the University of Scranton in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, about 45% of Americans usually make resolutions, but only 8% of all people are successful in reaching their goals. The question is: What’s going to be different this year for you?

You want to be a Rainmaker in 2015?

  • You need to make the decision that you are going to learn everything you need to know to become one.
     
  • You need to write down the goals you wish to achieve so that you can choose the actions you are going to take.
     
  • You need to decide that you are going to commit to the activities and actions on a consistent and constant basis that you will undertake that will create the practice you want.
     
  • You need to determine what’s stopping you and what it is costing you each year that you do not do the things you need to do to become the Rainmaker you would like to be.
     
  • You need to be accountable – whether it’s to yourself or someone else. If holding yourself accountable is difficult for you, find a mentor, a colleague, or a coach who will hold you accountable for the promises you made to yourself to become the Rainmaker you wish to be.

In short, the only way that the New Year is going to be different from last year is if you decide to make it different and take the actions that will make it so.

Remember, the oft quoted Albert Einstein definition of insanity: “Doing the same things but expecting different result.”

Be one of the 8% and do something different than you did last year!

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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.