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) […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #215: Build your Network Now! (7 Steps for Building a Network During a Pandemic)

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 […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #209: How to Finish 2020 Strong – Part 1: Mindset Matters

Can you finish 2020 strong? That’s an interesting question considering all that we have gone through in the first six months of this year. But, your answer should be “Hell yes! I can finish 2020 strong.”  We have exactly 6 months left to this year.  It is just a matter of changing your strategies and […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #208: Virtual Networking Events for Lawyers –  8 Best Practices

Lately, I have been attending a lot of virtual networking events.  And while there are many platforms out there that can be used, Zoom seems to be the one used most often, so like using the words Google to mean search engine,  Kleenex to represent tissues, or Band-Aid to denote bandages, I am using Zoom […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #205: WFH or WFO – It Doesn’t Matter for Rainmaking Purposes

For most of us, we are nine weeks into working from home (WFH).  (Well, not me.  I am 11 years into working from home.)  And once the initial shock and confusion about how to practice law from your basement, dining table, or if lucky, an actual room that you were able to turn into an […]