Rainmaking Recommendation #107: What’s Going to Be Different?

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 […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #104 – Time Pickpockets

Way too many times have I heard the sentence, “I don’t have enough time for rainmaking and marketing activities” (Rainmaking Recommendation #62). I have proven through mathematics this isn’t true (Rainmaking Recommendation #91), I have told you that you don’t need to spend inordinate amounts of time on rainmaking activities to make a difference to […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #101: The Rainmaking Habit

Recently, I have been trying to develop some habits which will have a positive effect on my life. One of them may seem a bit silly:  Make my bed every day. This is a task that has always eluded me since I was a child when my mother, who was a bit OCD, would insist […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #99: Forget “Time Management”

I hate the term “Time Management”! I may have said that before, but it’s true. There are only 24 hours a day – if you can “manage” to turn that into more then you are a magician. Instead, I’d rather have you think “Productivity Management”. Are you using your time as efficiently as you can?  […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #92: Planning your Time

To continue with the theme of time. . . The countdown to the New Year has begun.  And this is when article after article and blog post after blog post begin to appear about writing your marketing and rainmaking plans, how to set goals, etc.  I am a big proponent of planning because as Benjamin […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #91: The Mathematics of Time for Rainmaking

Over the next few Rainmaking Recommendations and blogs on JaimieField.com, we will be talking about time – your time and your clients’ time.   These posts will be about client service & productivity management, rainmaking and legal marketing. However, all will deal with a theme of time.   One of the biggest excuses I hear about […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 83: Halfway There or Halfway Over?

We’ve reached the halfway point of the year.  If you are like most, you have probably had plans and goals that you wanted to achieve this year.  Maybe you even called them New Year’s Resolutions. So, have you achieved those goals? Did you abandon your plans for achievement a few days into the year or […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 80: They Think I’m a Pest

The part of Rainmaking that I try to pound into my client’s heads is “follow up, follow up, follow up”. But how many times should you try to get in touch with someone before you become a pest? There is no magic number.  While some may say 3 times, others say 6 times and some […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 77: Spring Renewal

One-quarter of this year is already gone. For most of us in the world, spring is on its way (although on the East Coast of the United States, it seems like this won’t happen).   What usually happens in spring?  The flowers begin to bloom, the trees get their leaves back, and the world seems to […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 76: Predict your Own Future

I can predict your future (even if you cannot):  If you are doing the same thing today that you were doing yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that, you will get what you have always gotten. There is an oft used definition of “insanity”:  Doing the same thing but expecting different results. […]