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I’ll begin this Rainmaking Recommendation as I have the last two:  The Rainmaking Cycle is a continuous circuit that is about 3 things:  Creating visibility and becoming known as an authority in the field of law that you practice – this is known as Marketing yourself and your services (see Rainmaking Recommendation # 222);  Meeting people – whether in person or virtually – who want or need your services or who know people who want or…
Exactly as I began the last Rainmaking Recommendation, so I reiterate: The Rainmaking Cycle is a continuous circuit that is about 3 things: Creating visibility and becoming known as an authority in the field of law that you practice – this is known as Marketing yourself and your services; Meeting people – whether in person or virtually – who want or need your services or who know people who want or need your services – this is…
In many different blogs and Rainmaking Recommendations, I have said – repeatedly, that Rainmaking is about 3 things: Creating visibility and becoming known as an authority in the field of law that you practice – this is known as Marketing yourself and your services; Meeting people – whether in person or virtually – who want or need your services or who know people who want or need your services – this is known as Networking; and Creating relationships…
In the almost 20 years I have been a Rainmaking Trainer and Coach, I have worked personally, one-on-one, with hundreds of attorneys.  And there have only been a few with whom I have not been as successful a coach as I would have liked to have been. There are usually two reasons for this: Sometimes I am not the best coach for a particular attorney – that is there are personality and intellectual differences, and…
My name is Jaimie Field and I am a chronic procrastinator. I thought that would feel better getting that out in writing, but honestly, it doesn’t because I am not sure when this procrastination habit began.  And make no mistake, procrastination is both a habit, and according to Mel Robbins, the author of the 5 Second Rule, “a form of stress relief.” When I was younger, I was one of those people in school…
The number 100 has been coming up for me a lot today.  Today, Time Magazine released its Time100 Most Influential People 2020 and I am not sure why I am not on it. (That’s a joke – for now, but I’m working on it.) As of today, September 23, 2020, we have exactly 100 days left of this befuddling year.  Like many of you, I have been struggling in so many ways during this pandemic.…
In a very weird walk down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard for new clients and matters,  members of the executive committee of Gale, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion, LLP, a 100+ lawyer firm are chanting  “Pandemics, Politics, and Recessions, Oh my,” over and over again through their masks.   James Scarecrow, highly educated and one of the smartest lawyers on the committee, puts his finger to his forehead and thinks…
Fear. We all have fears.  In fact, I am a trypanophobe and an arachnophobe – which sounds a hell of a lot more impressive than saying I am terrified of hypodermic needles and spiders.  Both phobias have very weird roots in how they started.  It has to do with a nightmare as a child (spiders) and a scene from the movie Tommy that I shouldn’t have been allowed to watch at the age of 7…
The things that Rainmakers do differently from other attorneys are very simple (but not necessarily easy): Rainmakers have a plan: If you have spent any time following me, you know I am a rabid believer in planning.  You wouldn’t take a road trip to a place you have never been without GPS, so why should you try to become a rainmaker without having a written plan showing you which way to go? Rainmakers can adapt:…
An old Chinese proverb says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now.” The reason that I use this to begin my Rainmaking Recommendation this week is that many people, at the beginning of the lockdown, were told that they should use the time at home during the pandemic to be extra productive and achieve the goals they have wanted to achieve.  Learn a new language,…