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Just 1% Better – Let’s Talk About a New Habit

Just 1% Better – Let’s Talk About a New Habit

If you’ve been reading the Maraia Minutes for any length of time, you probably have a good idea of what it takes to be a rainmaker: focus on deepening relationships and prioritize business development in your daily work. In a perfect world, you’re practicing the...
The Question is the Answer

The Question is the Answer

The ability to make small talk is an extremely important skill for any lawyer looking to build his practice and yet, it is not taught in law school!  If you get butterflies before meeting new clients or when walking into a room full of strangers at a conference, take...
How Well Do You Know Your Client?

How Well Do You Know Your Client?

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” Henry David Thoreau Believe it or not, most lawyers, when left to their own devices, tend to practice law. In fact, many lawyers spend their entire careers practicing law....
Metrics: The Simple Way to Rainmaking Success

Metrics: The Simple Way to Rainmaking Success

A question we got from a client recently was this: “I’m slated to speak at a roundtable on a new topic that I’m excited about (even though it’s not really my current area of expertise), but one of my bigger clients just invited me to a dinner with their new VP and...