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 role as President/CEO, Jeremy manages dozens of employees, interacts with clients, and maintains a healthy relationship with all of his business partners. Since Prestige, Jeremy has launched many other successful companies.
It’s the one thing that everyone needs. It’s essential.
Without it, talent would mean nothing. After all, talent is only going to get you so far, but it’s motivation that’s going to push you forward, especially when you feel like quitting, or have endured failure.
Yes, this very much relates to the food truck industry.
No matter how 2017 went, we want food truck owners to be motivated entering the new year. We want food truck owners to be so motivated that they think anything is possible in 2018 (in reality, it is). We want food truck owners to hit the ground running and never look back.
So, in hopes of making that happen, we decided to gather up some FoodTruckr articles that will help mobile kitchen owners in the motivation department, and they can be found below.
FoodTruckr Articles That Will Help Mobile Kitchen Owners In The Motivation Department In 2018
Today’s lesson marks an important moment in “How to Run a Food Truck”—not only are we wrapping up Unit 3, but we’ve also officially reached the halfway point of the entire series! You guys have been doing an awesome job getting your businesses up and running and proving that you have what it takes to succeed as a food truck owner. There are so many things to learn during your first year (and just as many challenges to face along the way), but you’ve really stuck with it and shown your commitment to this challenging career path. So, congratulations on a job well done!
The mind is a very, very powerful thing. We must never forget that. If people start having negative thoughts, then they aren’t going to achieve their goals and dreams. However, if people start thinking positively, then the mind will think anything and everything is possible, and that is true.
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The key during this time is to not only have a plan, but to try and stay motivated as well. If you live in a place where cold temperatures and snow really take over during the winter, then your plan might be winterizing your mobile kitchen and taking the season off. However, if you plan on staying open all winter long, then you have to stay motivated, and the tips below should help.
Now, these tough times will come in many different forms. For example, your business might not be making as much money as it should be making, or you could have trouble booking catering gigs. You might even have to deal with bad employees. Realistically, these tough times could be anything and everything.
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.
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6. One Word … Reflect: Reflecting is one of the most powerful things you can do when it comes to gaining motivation. After all, reflection is the process of analyzing what you are doing right and wrong. Reflection, in a nutshell, allows you to look at your entire situation, and you should be doing it on a routine basis, not just once a year around the end of the year. Just think of it this way: Around New Year’s Eve, people tend to reflect on the year they just had, and it is typically very motivating (and eye-opening). Well, you can harness that magic, if you will, all of the time — if you reflect on a routine basis, that is.
15. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” — Michael Jordan
14. “When opportunity presents itself, don’t be afraid to go after it.” — Eddie Kennison
13. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” — Mark Victor Hansen
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