Dreaming of starting your own business?

are you the type of person who will thrive in business?

Miss Independent mentors and supports women on their start up journey.

Natalie Hughes | Aug 18, 2019 | Photograph by: Tyler Nix

Will you achieve start up success in your new business? Will you absolutely love your career change and never look back? These are the questions you want to answer immediately.

If you could just know the outcome, it would make starting a new business a hell of a lot easier, wouldn’t it?

Let’s be clear. An entrepreneurial lifestyle requires work, dedication, and patience.

Throw risks and experimentation into the mix as well, and a huge slice of this new business pie involves a great deal of uncertainty.

You can’t expect exact answers at the onset. But you can learn to have faith in your goals and abilities.

You can better understand the woman you see in the mirror. You can respect her and her dream.

That’s you in the looking glass, beautiful! And you are capable of so much already. And there’s more where that comes from. I assure you.


Debunking your “type”

First of all, we need to toss the “type” idea.

I mean, I get it. I’ve taken the personality quizzes. I’ve read my horoscope occasionally. I’ve listened to others comment about my character and talents all my life.

I’ve studied. I’ve failed. I’ve discovered what I’m good at. I know exactly who I am. Right. Right?

Wait, right?


But, what’s in the box?

At some point, you start buying into what you hear about yourself.

You let the past dictate your future. You begin to assume things about your desires, abilities, and potential. You create “facts” about yourself, and these guide everything you say yes and no to.

You say, “I’m a go-getter” or “I’m too shy.”

You believe you’re overly assertive or too lazy or not organized enough.

I’m asking you to take a look at the box you’ve tucked yourself into.

Draw the box. I mean it. Right now.

Draw a box on a piece of paper. Fill it with words that describe your “type.”

You’re going to love some of these words. They’re going to make you smile, make you feel proud. Other words will make you feel ashamed though. They’ll make you fearful. Powerless.

Acknowledging weakness is different than accepting weakness. Remember that.

You can overcome obstacles. You can reach out for help when you need it. You can face challenges and learn. That’s motivating!

In short, you can thrive outside this box you’ve built around yourself.


Surprise and delight

Lately, you’ve been admiring someone for their courage: “I wish I could take the leap the way she did. But I’m just not the type of person to do that type of thing.”

Perhaps you’ve said, “I’m the type that gets ahead of herself,” or “This kind of change really scares my type.”

Type, type, type. This annoying “type” mentality is in your way. Boot it.

Scratch the thought pattern. It’s holding you back. And it’s actually a lie.

You’re a human being, subject to change and growth.

So many tiny decisions and uncontrollable forces contribute to “you” all the time.

Allow yourself to be someone different these days. It’s likely that you are different. And you will be different a year from now.

Even over the course of a month, you’ve shifted in some ways. If you really think about it, I bet you’ll notice this.

You’ve tried something. You’ve set a new goal. You’ve changed your mind.

And all of this is okay.

Don’t lock yourself in. Break the “you” mould. Realise that “you” may surprise yourself.

Isn’t it exciting to think that you’ve only scratched the surface of your potential? It’s exciting for me to think about it. I’ve been in your shoes before.

I’d love to be a part of your journey. See how you can join my mentorship program today.

It’s all about thriving in business. It’s more than coaching; it’s a community. It’s more than brainstorming; it’s a step-by-step guide. It’s vision made practical.


Why you’re here

You’re feeling the need for a career change, or you probably wouldn’t be reading this.

Maybe this whole starting a new business thing is appealing. Maybe you’re ready to take the first step.

But maybe you need a little help crossing the bridge. After all, there appears to be no railing, and the waters are raging underneath.

You feel like you’ve lost your footing before you’ve even begun walking. You should know, though: you are certainly capable of thriving in business. Let that truth steady you right now.

You’re here. I’m thrilled.

I hope you’re feeling some positive, empowering energy surging through your system at this very moment. It’s time to be intentional about this entrepreneurial lifestyle you want.

I’m extending a network of support, a non-judgmental zone, and a place to be creative and curious.


Goodbye day job – Hello start up success

I need you to know that I’m not about the warm and fuzzy feel-good magic. I’m not going to feed you a bunch of fluff and agree with you 100% all the time.

I’m going to challenge you.

You’re going to discover new perspectives. You’re going to grow, uncover a plan, and gain confidence.

You don’t have to walk this new path alone.

Live life on your own terms. Be free but remain focused. Impact your world. Evolve. Develop. Innovate.

My Goodbye Day Job mentorship program was created with you in mind.

You’re about to say hello to so much inspiration, purpose, and drive.






Natalie Hughes founded Miss Independent in 2017, to educate and mentor women and help them make their best career and business decisions. Natalie is an experienced business woman and non-executive company director focused on organisational design, strategy, growth and innovation. Her goal is to help you think differently, work differently and feel in control of your own destiny.

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