Do you think rainmaking is something you are born with or something you can develop?

I am living proof you can develop it.

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Some time ago I wrote about the book and article “Talent is Overrated,” I received an email from  a DC lawyer I coached a few years ago. He wrote:

“Talent” will never beat:

  1. Being the first one to “know” something of value for a client
  2. Showing up early and staying late
  3. Exerting enough effort that allows luck to play to your benefit
  4. Convincing the client and the relationship that they matter to you and you are focused on serving them
  5. Being honest when the plan failed.

Recently I saw this 2015 article: 8 traits the world’s most successful people share. Before you look at it what do you suppose are the 8 traits?