As we come to a close on 2019 (and the decade), rainmaking expert and trainer, Jaimie Field brings us a very personal post that will also help you build your roadmap to kick off 2020 on the right note.

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We are so close to the end of the year.  But not only that, we are so close to the end of a decade.

To be brutally honest with you, the past 21 months haven’t been the most wonderful for me.  That’s how long it has been since my father passed away. His death broke me emotionally.  And while I have been able to hide it from the public, only my closest friends have known how bad it was (not even my family was aware).
But with the help of some wonderful friends and even virtual mentors, I have been able to turn it around.

For 2020, I am redesigning my life and taking 100% responsibility for it.  And that’s what this Rainmaking Recommendation is about.

For the next two weeks I am sitting down and writing my new plan:

  • Creating my short term (3 months, 6 months and 1 year) and long term (5 years) goals in every area of my life.
  • Developing the plans to achieve those goals with the small steps I need to take, and
  • Determining the realistic deadlines, and putting the dates on my calendar, to achieve them.

And you can take these three steps to start to create your plan – that’s it.

I have written about goal setting for many years – for example,  here, here and here and I still believe in the validity of doing so.  So even though I was not as successful in achieving my goals in the past few years, I think that the statistics warrant me creating a new plan for my new life.

Yes, a 76% chance of achievement is worth the time and effort to create and take action on my goals for next year.

You have a choice, you always have a choice, to create the life and practice that you would like (and if you are interested in my help, please reach out).  Is a 76% chance of success worth it to you?

 

  • If you are a mid-level associate who would like to become a partner or a partner looking to become a Rainmaker and are interested in individual coaching but would like to take it for a test drive, schedule your Rock Star Rainmaker Training Trial Session.
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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles…

Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles recruitment, member retention, and a high level of service to members. She is engaged in the legal industry to stay on top of trends, both in law firms and law firm networks.

In her role as Executive Director, she develops and facilitates relationships among ILN member firm lawyers at 90+ law firms in 67 countries, and seeks opportunities for member firms to build business and relationships, while ensuring member participation in Network events and initiatives. These initiatives include facilitating referrals, the management and execution of the marketing and business development strategy for the Network, which encompasses all communications, push-down efforts, and marketing partnerships, providing support and guidance to the chairs and group leaders for the ILN’s thirteen practice and industry specialty groups, the ILN’s women’s initiative, the ILN’s mentorship program, the management and execution of all ILN conferences, and more.

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

During her previous tenure as Director of Global Relationship Management, the ILN has been shortlisted as a Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer for 2016 and 2017, and included as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network since 2011. 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 recently included in Clio’s list for “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 for 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.