As a result of it being Friday, we are going to venture back in time for yet another edition of Flashback Friday here at FoodTruckr.
Before dishing out a preview and the link to the Flashback Friday piece, we want to leave you with this question: Have you written the recipe for future success?
Ponder that for a few seconds, and then see how you can achieve that goal in our featured article for this week’s version of Flashback Friday below.
Flashback Friday: Write The Recipe For Future Food Truck Success
FoodTruckrs, are you ready for the final unit of the “How to Run a Food Truck” series? We’re so excited to bring you the remaining lessons that will make up Unit 6—a section that’s all about setting goals for your future and doing everything you can to ensure long-term success for your truck.
Just as you wrote a food truck business plan when you were first learning how to start a food truck, you also need to actively continue planning the future of your business once you’re running a food truck. You’ve come so far already—but without setting more goals and finding new things to work on, you’ll quickly find your truck stagnating and failing to evolve. Goals keep you motivated to improve, hold you accountable to yourself and what matters most to you, and keep you more focused on achieving your dreams.
In the next few lessons, we’ll cover goal-setting and various types of goals that many food truck owners choose for their businesses. First up in today’s lesson, we’ll help you write the recipe for future success by looking at some effective ways to figure out what it is that you want most!
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Of course, one of the most important qualities of a SMART goal is that it must also be attainable. It’s easy to dream big and set goals of all the grand things you wish to achieve, but it requires a lot more serious thinking and honest reflection to determine whether or not a particular goal is actually within the realm of possibility.
Example: Is opening a second food truck in the next 18 months a realistic goal for your business? Determining whether or not the goal is attainable will depend on factors like how much time you have to put into the process of opening a new truck and how well your current truck is doing financially. Though achieving your goal will undoubtedly require a lot of hard work and long hours, you should only embark upon it if it is truly attainable.
Determining the relevance of a goal can be a little tougher, but it’s just as important as figuring out whether or not the goal is attainable. Your goal needs to be relevant to you and your business—which means that it must support your larger plan and your overall dreams. If the goal isn’t really relevant, it will be a lot harder to stay motivated and to stick with it.
Example: What will opening a second food truck mean to you? Will it give you the opportunity to spend more time serving customers, or will you need to spend more time behind-the-scenes, handling marketing and business development? And, most importantly, how does the answer to that question make you feel?
What are your goals for 2018? How about your food truck dream? In other words, if you could create a picture for your dream scenario in this industry, what would it look like? Would it be franchising your trucks? Opening up a food truck in each state? Regardless, we want to help you reach your goals and dreams, no matter how big or small they might be, and we believe this Flashback Friday article can help you out along the way.
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