Cindy Stokes (she/her)
Business Witch & Coach for Introverted & Highly Sensitive Solopreneurs
On any given morning you’ll find me naturally rising from slumber when my body and mind are ready to face the day. As I begin to stir I head into the kitchen to brew a cup of Earl Grey tea and craft a London Fog Latte.
I sit in stillness in my comfy papasan and sip my tea as the sky begins to brighten, and I’m oftentimes accompanied by the sound of one of my many favorite podcasts about astrology, human design, true crime, witchcraft, or fan fiction.
I then head up to my office where I sit down at my altar and pull a tarot card for the day.
And sometimes I take a random ritual bath in the middle of the day.
This is what I love about being a solopreneur – I get to create the life that I want to live. Designing my perfect morning is just one of the many perks.
My journey to where I am now has not been linear, having moved through an undergrad in Business Management, many years of not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up, and a 10+ year experience of becoming a couples therapist and finally arriving in private practice.
Now I am most aligned and fulfilled in my work when I’m holding space for others to create their dream life and business within Forestmind, my mastermind program for introverted and highly sensitive solopreneurs.
If my experience as a solopreneur has taught me one thing - it’s this:
You don’t need another course, or workshop, or training in order to be successful and have the life and business you desire.
My business became more successful and my life became more fulfilling when I:
-slowed down, created space, became quiet, and listened to my intuition
-took risks in my business in order to fulfill my life’s purpose
-stopped looking for the answer to success and fulfillment outside of myself
-got really serious about boundaries and protecting my time
-started saying NO to everything that wasn’t in alignment with what I wanted to create
If growing an aligned and fulfilling business has taught me anything - it’s this:
WE are the ones that are standing in our own way of success.
You’re not missing something.
You are sorely misguided if you think that you just haven’t found the right training, or workshop, or book, or course, or marketing strategy yet.
Having a fulfilling business and life is an INSIDE OUT process.
You may think that you have found the answer to your business woes within a course, but if you haven’t worked on YOU and uncovered your blocks (we all have them), you’ll end up with a course completion certificate (that is, if you even got past the first module) and no more closer to your dream business.
I’m here to support and guide you in discovering your authentic self and your true passions. I’m here to help you connect to your intuition so that you can do the healing work that you were meant to be doing in this world.
Here’s how I support solopreneurs:
On my Instagram page @mountainpracticejourneys
Within Forestmind – my private, small-group mastermind
Through my Mountain Practice Journeys podcast
At my comfy, cozy Into The Forest Retreats
At any given time you may find me rollerskating with my crew on the sidewalks and in the parks of Asheville, North Carolina, or hiking with friends in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. And you’re just as likely to find me on my couch binge watching paranormal and true crime shows.
I love playing Dungeons & Dragons, and I can get lost in the fantasy worlds of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones.
I’d love to get to know more about you. Click BEGIN. to schedule a Coffee & Connection session.
Episode 58: Time Management Strategies for Busy Business Owners (Part 1) with guest Jamey Schrier of Practice Freedom U
Episode 53: Moment To Moment Self-Care Practices To Protect Against Burnout with guests Sharon Gold-Steinberg & Carryn Lund from the Resourced Therapist
Episode 52: Empathy vs. Compassion Fatigue: What Causes Burnout? with guests Sharon Gold-Steinberg & Carryn Lund of the Resourced Therapist
“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.” – Paulo Coelho