I feel that writing down a mission plan and describing the values you plan to implement, in order to achieve this mission, are very important steps for an Herbalist, and for the aspiring Herbalists as well.
In the Entrepreneur Herbal Course I’m taking through the Herbal Academy, one of our assignments was to write down a mission plan and describe the values we planned to implement to help us achieve this mission.
Here is mine…
“My mission is to assist people in building the general health and resistance of their body by providing nutrients and herbs that stimulate healing.
To achieve this, I plan to implement the following values:
Generosity: I think generosity is an awesome business value. I plan to help as many people as I can, even if they don’t have the means to pay me. In my opinion, the true definition of generosity is “giving and never expecting anything in return”.
Pursuit of Excellence: I will always try to handcraft the very best products and help people the very best way I can. I will constantly try to do better and put good into the world each and every day.
Community: I want to get my community involved. I will offer classes about herbs: culinary herbs, herbal medicine, teas, making infusions & decoctions, and syrup & tincture making. I also want to offer nature walks, teach people how to wildcraft, and teach them about all the endangered herbs.” –Cheyenne Anderson, Herbalist
I know that my mission will never change, but I may add some values to the list as the years go by. Regardless, this is a good starting point for me and I hope all the Aspiring Herbalists and Herbalists out there decide to sit down and write out their mission plan as well.
I hope y’all are having a great spring! 🌿