Rainmaking expert and trainer, Jaimie Field, is back with her bi-monthly recommendations, and she’s kicking off the year by talking about resolutions (Do you have any?). See what she has to say about every day decisions adding up to big changes.

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Happy New Year!

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for this year?

Have you ever made any resolutions in the past?  How many of them did you actually keep? 

One of the definitions of resolution, according to the Oxford English Dictionary is:

a firm decision to do or not to do something.”

Resolution

Each decision you make, not just the ones you make at the beginning of the year and then do nothing with (usually called “resolutions”) affect each moment of your day.

See, at any given moment you are deciding on what to do and it has a major effect on your life, your business development, your happiness.

You can resolve today that you will lose weight (one of my big new year’s resolutions for too many years to discuss).  But it is in the moments that you are looking into the fridge or at a menu that another decision, which could help you with the resolution, has to be made.  Are you going for the fatty food or the healthy option?

In business development and rainmaking, you can make the decision, right now, to become a rainmaker!  That decision is followed by all of the little decisions you need to make daily to achieve that goal.  For example, deciding to writing a blog post to showcase your knowledge, participating in social media to increase your name exposure, to follow-up with the potential referral source to see how you can benefit each other, and so forth.

Each is a little decision – you can do it or not do it, but it will affect your rainmaking and business development efforts which ever decision you make.

Tony Robbins once said:

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”

What decisions have you made for this year? What actions are you going to take?

(By the way, I have decided to stop trying to lose weight and concentrate on eating healthfully, in smaller quantities, and to move a lot more this year – four days in and it’s going pretty good – remind me to tell you how it’s going in 4 months.)

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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.