Write A Food Truck Work Diary

Write A Food Truck Work Diary

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So what’s the best way for a food truck owner to use the last 10 minutes of their day? Take this brief period of time to reflect on your workday: what invigorated you, what frustrated you, and what you plan to do next. Then write down 100 words about it.

Depending on what you choose to write in a work diary, the exercise may serve to motivate you as you keep a record of your “small wins,” incremental steps toward meaningful goals. Or it may help you to plan if you use it as a tool for drafting your next steps.

You may find that writing a work diary fuels your personal growth. A work diary can also be a way of working through your difficult events, helping you gain new perspectives on them. On frustrating days, it can serve as a reminder that you’ve made it through days that seemed even worse.

Here’s why it’s important to keep a work diary:
  • Release. It always feels good to unwind and recount the bits of the day.
  • Honest overview. Being able to recall the day allows you to see some of the other things you did get done that weren’t on the list.
  • See wins. Closing a day out looking at what was accomplished can be a massive motivator to help start the next day, and can keep you from closing the day on a sour note.
  • Minimize mistakes. The worst parts of your days are important to remember. Reverse engineering what went wrong is helpful to ensure it doesn’t happen again, and a work diary is perfect for this.
  • A new perspective. The most helpful of a work diary is getting perspective on what your entire day looks like. Perspective is everything!

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Do you keep a work diary for your food truck business? We’d love to hear what you’ve learned from keeping one. You can share your thoughts via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.