If you freedom was on the line, would you represent yourself?
Now fortunate enough for 99% of the people who would read this, we would never be in this situation.
For the purpose of this post, lets just pretend you were in some sort of deep shit…
To put some context to this scenario: - You have next to no money and is potentially the reason you in this situation in the first place - Unable to apply for legal aid as you do not qualify given you actually have a paying job - You have little to no support from family and friends because of the choices you have made - You’re generally a good person, hopefully everything will be ok
Within the last couple of weeks I have spoken to a mate of mine who had similar circumstances to the above. He is within his 20's, would be considered by their family and mates to be "good person" who just ended up in the wrong situation at the wrong time.
Now back to the question, would you represent yourself?
Out of a mixture of shame and ego, he made the decision to represent himself…
He ended up in receiving a sentence of 12 months jail.
After the decision was handed down, his family lucky jumped in to assist with an appeal and seek proper legal representation.
Luckily for this individual, after serving 28 days inside jail, he was released on appeal with a good behavior bond & community service.
If you're still reading this I would like to challenge to think how this may apply to you. This is what is happening to so many business owners, directors, founders & general managers right now. Their businesses are on the line or in some deep shit... What do I mean?
Right now, business owners are: - Struggling to keep a consistent positive cash flow - Borrowing money a short term fix driving themselves into more debt - Unsure how to fix the problem or who to turn to - Stuck in the "old way" of doing things
Right now they are driving their business, lively hood into a direction where there may be no return. Maybe its out of ego, maybe it's out of shame, but either way... They are trying to do it all themselves and destroying the business in the process.
Let me ask; do you know how to attract your ideal client, keep