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10 years of Enlightened Rainmaking Blogs

December 5, 2019 is the 10th anniversary of The Enlightened Rainmaker blog.  Last month, I wrote a blog about trying to blog every business day in November.  And I wanted to provide the results and my thoughts on this experiment. I didn’t post a blog every business day in November.  While I could have posted […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #187: Big Hairy Audacious Goals

We are getting close to the end of the year.  And now is the time that many people look back on what happened in the past year and try to figure out what they want to accomplish in the next. Every year we begin really fired up, but end the year pretty much the same […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #186: The Benefits Of Gratitude on Business Development

In one week’s time, it will be Thanksgiving in the United States.  And, you will probably be feasting with friends and family, watching football games (and probably arguing with them). I believe that many of us have forgotten that Thanksgiving is a time when we are supposed to be grateful for all that we have received during the […]

Enlightened Rainmaking: Personal Development AND Business Development

It’s no surprise to see all of the articles, podcasts, videos and blog posts on attorney mental health these days.  We have been told that there is an epidemic of depression, drug and alcohol addiction and other mental health issues plaguing our profession. And, while it is wonderful to see that the industry is taking […]

Content is Still King

In a great article on Forbes entitled Content Marketing is The New PR, Nancy Marshall of Marshall Communications, wrote why content marketing is now becoming the best way to get your name and brand out in the world. The one thing that stood out most in this article for me is a quote she cited […]

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Enlightened Rainmaking: Personal Development AND Business Development

It’s no surprise to see all of the articles, podcasts, videos and blog posts on attorney mental health these days.  We have been told that there is an epidemic of depression, drug and alcohol addiction and other mental health issues plaguing our profession. And, while it is wonderful to see that the industry is taking […]

Lawyer Communications with Clients: “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate”

With all due respect to one of the best prison movies (besides, in this humble blogger’s opinion, The Shawshank Redemption), Cool Hand Luke, the oft-repeated quote in the title of this blog is very apropos to the legal industry. Did you know that the number one reason most clients give for firing their lawyers is […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #162: You Don’t Need to Take Every Client

I’m in a facebook group with a lot of really great attorneys.  And recently, there has been a spate of posts which detail the obnoxiousness that some attorneys face with potential clients who are contacting them. Many lawyers, particularly small firm and solo attorneys, are working with the notion that if they don’t take every […]