2 Unique Ways To Stay Motivated When You Want To Quit As A Food Truck Owner

Facebook Messenger Marketing

No matter what profession/job/career/industry it might be, everyone feels like quitting at some point.

Spoiler alert: The food truck industry is no exception.

Food truck owners not only have to put in the long hours (try 10-plus hours six to seven days a week) but they also have to run an entire business. While doing this, they have to make sure each and every meal is flooding with quality, they have to train and manage employees (luckily for most food truck owners, it might not be too many employees), they have to come up with social media/marketing strategies — and implement them — they have to worry about sales and the list could go on and on.

That is why some mobile kitchen owners fail — because they enter this industry thinking their cooking skills will be enough to succeed, and that is not the case. You have to be so much more than a great chef to succeed in this industry, and for some people, that is too taxing over an extended period of time. As a result, some food truck owners feel like quitting their dream job, and that is a real shame.

However, these folks need to remember this: Everyone feels like quitting at some point. And if you can relate, then make sure to use the two strategies below to help you change that mindset, and keep you motivated in the process.

Keep moving forward, FoodTruckrs!

Sign up to receive the FoodTruckr Newsletter and we’ll throw in our free guide: 6 Free Social Media Tools to Get People Talking About Your Food Truck.

2 Unique Ways To Stay Motivated When You Want To Quit As A Food Truck Owner

  • Change Up Your Entire Routine
  • Try To Make Your Days Easier
You May Also Like...  How A Food Truck Owner Can Stay Ahead Of The Schedule

Change Up Your Entire Routine

You might want to quit because you are constantly going through the motions, and you are also in the market for a change of scenery. Before you make a big mistake, which is giving up on the business you have worked so hard to create, try changing up your entire routine.

Make the job more interesting by ripping apart what you do on a daily basis. Create a new schedule entirely, one that will make you more happy. Include things you love to do in this schedule, such as going on walks, hitting the gym, reading, talking to other food truck owners or whatever it might be.

Not only can this be a big enough change for you to love your job once again but it could also lead to you being more efficient. After all, you might notice you were doing something the wrong way, and a simple change in the routine could end up making you more effective.

The key here is to do things the way you want to do them. Create your ideal/perfect day!

RELATED: Why Every Mobile Kitchen Owner Needs The Food Truck Business Growth Kit

Looking for Food Trucks For Sale? Check out this link for more details!

Try To Make Your Days Easier

Most people want to quit because they are tired of working so hard, and in the food truck industry, you will work harder than you have ever worked before. Most owners enter this industry knowing that … they just don’t know/understand how long the 10-hour days will last. For some people, those days never end.

You May Also Like...  How A Food Truck Business Owner Can Conquer The Last Four Months Of The Year

Making your days easier will surely keep you motivated. Therefore, learn how to make your days easier, and also learn the power of delegating.

Quit

Are you doing something the wrong way, the right way or just the way you are used to? Really analyze your situation so you can properly answer that question.

Now, you are a business owner, and you have a ton to do every single day as a result, which means you need to learn how to delegate. We understand your food truck is your baby, if you will, but if you want to stay motivated — and keep your sanity in the process — then you are going to have to delegate tasks to your employees.

Not only will this lead to your days being easier, because you will literally have less work to do, but you will, in a sense, be getting done with more work in a shorter amount of time. You see, the work you delegated will be getting done, and whatever you are working on during that time will also be getting done. Or, you could simply become more of a manager to help decrease your workload altogether, and there is nothing wrong with that.

The bottom line: If you make your days easier, then your job will become more manageable, and you will love everything about it once again!

Looking to take your food truck business to the next level? If so, then The Food Truck Growth Kit has your name written all over it!

Bonus Round: Take Some Time Off During The Offseason, And Really Analyze Your Situation

If you can afford to take the entire offseason off (you know, the winter), then don’t be afraid to do so. Now, if you can’t afford to do that, then try taking off at least a week or two. This will help you get your mind, body and soul right/refreshed. This break will allow you to take a step back so you can really analyze your situation.

You May Also Like...  How You Know You Were Born To Be A Food Truck Owner

You’re a food truck owner, which means days off are typically not in sight, but when the opportunity arises (such as the offseason), don’t be afraid to take some time off in hopes of getting away from work for a little while. We understand you are burned out, which means a vacation is very much needed!

Looking to build a new custom food truck? Check out this link for more details!

To dig your teeth into what FoodTruckr has to offer, make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and also make sure to check out more content that we bring to the table.

Recently on FoodTruckr

The Best FoodTruckr Advice For Mobile Kitchen Owners From Last Week: Nov. 19-25 We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and week in general! With that said, since it was likely such a busy week for you, we decided to help out in a big way, which is why we are going to b...
21 Food Trucks That Food Lovers Need To Sink Their Teeth Into Over the past year or so, FoodTruckr has been featuring some amazing food trucks in highlight articles, if you will. Typically, we have been breaking up these food trucks by location, although that ha...
Flashback Friday: Overcoming Food Truck Roadblocks While no one loves roadblocks rearing their ugly heads, they are occurrences that happen in all walks of life, and in all industries. The key is recognizing these roadblocks when they happen, and t...
3 Everyday Activities That Can Make You A Successful Food Truck Business Owner There are hundreds of daily tasks food truck business owners do, from eating breakfast, to planning, to cooking food, to driving from location to location. While there are tasks that food truck own...
5 Branding Tips For New Food Trucks Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a guest post from Adrian Cordiner. Adrian is a writer for nisbets.com.au. He is passionate about food, business, marketing, and technology, and never gets...
FoodTruckr Heroes: The Great Food Truck Race Today’s FoodTruckr Hero isn’t a food truck—but everyone involved is a powerful part of the community that we all know and love. Meet “The Great Food Truck Race!” We bet that most of you have caught...
3 Ways To Not Go Through The Motions In The Food Truck Industry Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a post from Jeremy Adams. Jeremy is the President/CEO of Prestige Food Trucks, which is the world's leading custom food truck manufacturer. In his current...
Monday Motivation: Inspiring Quotes For Food Truck Owners No matter what industry a person is trying to conquer, a little motivation can go a long way. As a result of it being Monday, we decided to do a #MondayMotivation piece that revolves around inspiri...
The 12 Days of FoodTruckr: 12 Reasons We Love Food Trucks On the twelfth day of Christmas, FoodTruckr’s giving you… 12 Reasons We Love Food Trucks! Merry Christmas, FoodTruckrs! We’ve had such a great time celebrating the holidays with you, and we couldn’t...
3 Must-Have Food Truck Revenue Sources What does it take to have a food truck business that makes more than a few hundred thousand dollars a year? What about a fleet that generates seven figures and beyond? Of all the factors needed to ...
3 Valuable Food Truck Goals To Consider In 2018 With 2018 nearing, many food truck owners have likely been thinking of goals for 2018. It's only natural. With that said, we will pose this question: What are your goals for 2018? Maybe you are ...
Welcome to The 12 Days of FoodTruckr! Cold weather has arrived for much of the country, and the holiday spirit is all around. No matter what events you’re celebrating this season, we hope you’re having a fantastic December that is filled ...
3 New York Food Trucks That Foodies Need To Try Immediately Calling all foodies! If you are a food lover (who's not?), and if you just so happen to live in New York, are currently visiting or plan on visiting in the near future, then you have to take a bite...
Is Facebook Messenger Marketing Important For Food Truck Owners? Keeping up with digital marketing trends and strategies isn't easy when you're cooking and serving at your food truck five to seven days a week, as well as managing employees, keeping up with inventor...
These Food Truck Guides Are All Aspiring And Current Food Truck Owners Need To Succeed Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a post from Jeremy Adams. Jeremy is the President/CEO of Prestige Food Trucks, which is the world's leading custom food truck manufacturer. In his current...

About the Author

FoodTruckr

FoodTruckr is the #1 online destination for current and aspiring food truck owners looking to succeed in the mobile food industry. Self described “food truck devotees,” the FoodTruckr team enjoys reading about successful entrepreneurs, salivating over photos of burritos on Twitter, and long walks through food truck parks. Chat with FoodTruckr on Facebook or check out the FoodTruckr School podcast for more awesome tips to level up your business.

Love it? Share it: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter