In this week’s Rainmaking Recommendation, expert and trainer, Jaimie Field, is telling us why she’s celebrating the new year in June.

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This will be a very short Rainmaking Recommendation and I hope you will join me in celebrating a new, new year.

I’ve made a decision.
I’ve decided that my 2020 will only have 7 months and not the 12 we were promised because the coronavirus screwed up our first five months of this year.  Yup – I’ve decided that May 31, 2020, will be my new, New Year’s Eve and that Monday, June 1, 2020, is going to be the beginning of a great new, albeit shortened, year.

And, as a result of this decision, I am taking this last week of May to revise my yearly goal plan based on the modifications that have had to be made because of what the world is experiencing.

Now, whether or not you are interested in doing this with me, the one thing you should do, in light of all of the changes that are occurring in the world, is to revise and revamp your 2020 Rainmaking Goal Plan.

And, if you did not develop a business development plan yet now would be a great time to do so because now you can take into account the various changes that have occurred since our “old year” began.

For those of you who have followed me for many years (and I thank the ones who have been with me all of this time), you know that I consider planning to be one of the cornerstones of becoming a rainmaker.

I still have the same goals I had when this year began – to help 2,020 lawyers become the Rainmakers they would like to be – but the manner in which I am going to get there will be much different than I had originally planned.

As John C. Maxwell was quoted as saying:

“Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision.  Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same and are scrapped or adjusted as needed.  Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.”

I am refining my vision and scrapping/adjusting my plan.  Can I help you do the same with yours?

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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.