With 2016 almost in the books, people from us to you are likely starting to create their New Year’s resolutions and goals for 2017. This is no different for folks who own food trucks and are trying to reach their food truck goals.
In fact, food truck owners are some of the most motivated people out there. After all, successful mobile kitchen owners are constantly at the office putting in the long hours, if you will. Not to mention, they are entrepreneurs and business owners in every sense of the word.
You see, mobile kitchen owners are taking a major risk when it comes to entering this industry since they are typically the ones who are using their money for the mobile kitchen and all of the equipment/supplies, and they are, of course, running a business on top of that.
As you likely already know, entrepreneurs and business owners tend to be very motivated people. Lunch truck owners fit the bill as well. They are dream-chasers, and they will stop at nothing to make their goals and dreams come true.
If you didn’t reach your food truck goals in 2016 — and even if you did — then it is especially important to hit the ground running when the calendar switches over to 2017. In the spirit of that thinking, we have provided three great tips that will help you reach your goals in 2017.
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How To Reach Your Food Truck Goals In 2017
- Actually Attach Deadlines Next To Your Goals
- Don’t Make Goals Just To Make Them, Make Goals That Inspire You, Ones That You’re Passionate About
- Don’t Lose Sight Of Your Goals — Not Even For A Second
Actually Attach Deadlines Next To Your Goals
The most important thing you can do when it comes to reaching your goals is attaching deadlines to said goals. Let’s repeat that one more time. The most important thing you can do in 2017 when it comes to reaching your goals is attaching deadlines to said goals.
Why did we repeat that twice? Well, because it is crucial when it comes to reaching your goals in a timely fashion. You know, preferably in 2017. If you do not add deadlines to your goals, then you are not going to make time for them — because there will be no sense of urgency when it comes to achieving them. If you don’t make time for your goals, well, then you will never achieve them.
You might be inspired to create goals right now, and that is great, but life will happen in 2017 over and over again, and your goals will likely get put on hold as a result. Therefore, you have to make time for your goals. You have to add your goals to your weekly schedule and you also have to attach deadlines next to them.
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Don’t Make Goals Just To Make Them, Make Goals That Inspire You, Ones That You’re Passionate About
We are naturally very motivated toward the end of the year and at the beginning of the new year. That is the beauty of New Year’s. On New Year’s Eve, people tend to look back on the year that was just had. They look back and count their blessings. They brainstorm the things they are thankful for. They look at the things they would like to improve on and the things they would like to keep.
Because of reflecting alone (and the magic that New Year’s Eve brings to the table), people tend to get a little crazy when it comes to making their goals. No, we do not mean how high they intend to reach for. We mean how many goals they actually make.
You can make as many goals as you want, but don’t just make goals to make them. Make goals that inspire you, goals that you’re passionate about. If money does not inspire you to get better, then don’t make goals about money. If making people happy with your recipes or making the most elegant foods out there inspires you, then make goals that surround those things.
Here’s the deal, if you are passionate about your food truck goals, the odds of you actually achieving them goes up.
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Don’t Lose Sight Of Your Goals — Not Even For A Second
The only way you are going to stay motivated in 2017 when it comes to your mobile kitchen goals is if you are always focused on your goals. The biggest problem with goals, especially ones that are made during this time of the year, is that people tend to forget about them a few weeks/months into the new year.
You have to keep your goals fresh in your mind all year long. How do you do that, one might be wondering? Easy. You attach deadlines next to your goals and you create goals that you are extremely passionate about. You can also keep your goals close to your work area, on the fridge, on your phone’s alarm clock message. Morning motivation is the key.
The moment you lose sight of your goals is the moment you stop caring about them, which, of course, can lead to you not achieving them. Revisit your goals every single day, even if you remember them by heart.
2017 is just around the corner, food truck owners. If you follow the three tips above, then you can achieve all of your goals — no matter how big they are — in the upcoming year. How exciting is that?
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