Rainmaking Recommendation #34 : Do You Really Want It?

This is an extremely important question to ask yourself.

no excuses

Recently, a couple of my clients have been giving me excuse after excuse after excuse (and that’s all they are – excuses) as to why they have not been doing the tasks they need to do to become the Rainmakers THEY have said they want to be.

Becoming a Rainmaker, bringing in new business or client matters is truly a commitment.

It takes work.  In fact, Rainmaking is very simple  . . . but it is not easy.  More importantly, it takes time and this becomes frustrating to many attorneys when they are not seeing results on an immediate basis.

Like any goal you set, you have to commit to its achievement, regardless of how long it takes.   It is like losing weight and getting into shape.  Just saying that you want to lose weight isn’t going to make it happen.  You need to start eating healthy and begin working out.   It is truly that simple but it is work.  If you are starting out looking like the Pillsbury Doughboy™, you are not going to turn into bodybuilder overnight.

If you don’t know how to be a Rainmaker, find the tools and teachers who can help you.

You can become a Rainmaker – you just need make a commitment to yourself and your career that you are going to do the things necessary to become a rainmaker and then keep doing the work.

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To learn more about Rainmaking, Goal Setting and Achieving the Life you want as an Attorney please contact Jaimie B. Field, Esq.

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