December is just around the corner, which means 2017 is also just around the corner. Are you ready for the new year, food truck owners?
Now is the perfect time for food truck owners to make new goals for 2017. Yes, you have to make new goals for 2017. That is how you continue to grow your mobile kitchen business. It’s how you move forward year after year. You do not want to get complacent, especially in an industry as competitive as the food truck industry.
One might be wondering why now is the perfect time to make these new goals? For starters, 2017 is almost here. You don’t want to walk into the new year, you want to run into it. In other words, you want to hit the ground running. You can do that by staying motivated and hungry, and by conquering your new goals and dreams. Sure, you might be a naturally motivated person, meaning you don’t need the calendar to change to gain an extreme amount of motivation, but you also don’t need to be chasing the same goals that you already conquered in 2016. And that is where new goals for 2017 come into play.
If you don’t make your new goals early enough, then Jan. 1, 2, 3 and 4 will come and go, and you will still be lacking in the new goal department. Life and gaining a massive amount of success is all about getting ahead and staying ahead. If you already know what you plan on doing when it comes to taking your food truck business to the next level in 2017, then great! You are well on your way.
In the spirit of right now being the perfect time for mobile kitchen owners to make new goals, let’s unleash some tips for these new and improved goals.
Make them challenging yet reachable.
Don’t just make goals to make them. Make sure they are helping with your growth and your business’ growth. If a specific goal isn’t going to make you a better person or help you become better at something, then scratch it and make a new goal.
Actually attach deadlines next to your food truck goals. If you don’t attach deadlines, then your goals might as well be dreams, and the two are completely different from one another, and should be treated as such.
Come up with a plan. Don’t just say you are going to gain more customers in 2017. You need to also say how you are going to make this goal come true. Get very detailed with this plan.
Finally, make sure you are constantly looking at these goals throughout 2017. After all, you want to hit these goals, not just place them on the shelf and forget about them until next December (the 2017 version of December, that is). Hold yourself accountable to your 2017 goals all year long.
Now that you have set your powerful goals for 2017, it’s time to finish 2016 on a strong note. If you are closed for the winter, then use this extra time to relax and get recharged. However, if you are still open, then now is not the time to get complacent. Really finish the year off strong so you can crush your goals for 2016.
If you have already created your goals for 2017, then awesome! If not, then it’s time to reflect on the previous year and see how you can do better. How can your employees do better? How can your food truck business do better? Reflect on the current year and then create new goals based off of not only 2016, but where you want to go in 2017 as well.
Now that’s how you ensure that you will hit the ground running in 2017, mobile kitchen owners.
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