Decision-making is a key role in running a successful business, no matter the industry. These include the choices that require you to think on the fly alongside unfamiliar and complex situations. While this might seem like a daunting task for business leaders, intuition is an essential tool for success and overcoming the most difficult circumstances. This is done not by underestimating your small inner voice but by having the courage to follow it.
One business leader who embraces this outlook is the Founder of Chukwuma Law Group, P.A., Jeff Caesar Chukwuma. Specializing in criminal defense & personal injury in South Florida, Chukwuma finds the best way to protect the rights of others involves trusting his instinct and shutting off the noise. “In order to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to be able to tune out those voices and hone in on your intuition,” he says. Alongside the strategic aspects of being an attorney, faith and internal guidance prove to be key factors in running a successful business dedicated to the life and liberties of others.
Using intuition to lead the way, Chukwuma devotes his time to defending the rights of clients while always trusting in the decisions that come from within. “The truth is, in most decisions in life, you already know what the right decision is. You just have so much noise cluttering your mind, mostly negative fearful thoughts, that the truth can’t get a word in over all the racket,” he says. He further explains how he has learned to cultivate and embrace the stillness in life that not only guides him to hear his intuition but to effectively apply it to his work.
Through his firm and each case, Chukwuma employs intuition to guide every business decision he makes. “I often think, will this or that defense work better for my client? Should I take this case or not? Is this witness lying on the stand during their testimony? All this information comes at lighting speed through subconscious mental processes. The more I tap into it, the better my results typically are,” he states. An approach like this crucial to a successful outcome for each client with varying levels of decision-making from case to case.
With years of experience as an attorney and businessman, Chukwuma understands that facing difficult decisions is inevitable and nearly impossible to predict the outcome. Reflecting on a past successful case, he shares, “I had a feeling that the prosecution didn’t have enough evidence to prove their case, and I intuitively decided not to take the depositions of the officer, which would have given the State an opportunity to change the original narrative they were pushing against my client.” In a profession that values concrete and factual evidence, trusting one’s intuition is integral to the well-being of clients among the most challenging situations in their lives. Chukwuma adds, “It was a risky play, but in this case, it worked out beautifully. I was able to impeach the officers and undermine their credibility on the stand, ultimately winning the case for my client and getting their charges dropped.”
Chukwuma also finds intuition and trust go hand-in-hand to produce the best results, whether alone or as a team. “I’ve found the most important component to a healthy, productive working relationship is trust. The key to a successful organization is also finding as many people with refined intuitive skills and giving them free rein to act in accordance with their instincts,” he says. This is true for any business with individual and collective efforts that work to make an impact and achieve success.
Always advocating for the betterment of his clients, Chukwuma continues to approach each case with a glass-half-full mindset, honest communication, and a gut instinct to rise above trials in and out of the courtroom. “I underscore my commitment to seeing my clients through whatever legal difficulties they’re facing. As my mom is fond of saying, where there is life, there is hope.”