Rainmaking Recommendation 232: How to Become an Authority: Influence

In this last part of the series about how to become an authority, I reiterate the definition that I have come to love: Authority = Expertise* + Influence We deconstructed this definition and discussed why you need to become an authority and how to develop expertise*. You must understand that there are hundreds of thousands of experts* in […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #230: Why You Need to Become an Authority

HBO is currently airing a documentary entitled Fake Famous.  The movie’s premise is to see if the filmmakers can take three ordinary 20 somethings and turn them into Instagram Influencers.  Without explaining the entire film of the documentarians using fake bots for followers, likes, and comments, they succeed in turning one woman into an “influencer” […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #229: You Are Already a Salesperson -Embrace It!

We all know that attorneys hate the words “sales,” “selling,” “sell,” and so forth.  To lawyers, these words are genuinely offensive.  One of the biggest excuses I get for lawyers not becoming Rainmakers is “I didn’t go to law school to become a salesperson.”  In fact, I had used this excuse when I first started […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #225: Using the Rainmaking Cycle to Become a Rainmaker (Part 2(c) – The Virtual Networking Event)

While not exciting, I’ll begin this Rainmaking Recommendation as I have the last three, because I am hoping that this is getting tattooed on your brain:  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 – […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #223: Using the Rainmaking Cycle to Become a Rainmaker (Part 2(a) – Networking)

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 […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #222: Using the Rainmaking Cycle to Become a Rainmaker (Part1 – Marketing)

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 […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #221: The Myth of the Overnight Success

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 […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 220: Confessions of a Chronic Procrastinator

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 […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #218: Follow the Yellow Brick Road – An Allegory for Rainmakers

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 […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #217: What Fears are Keeping You from Becoming a Rainmaker?

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) […]