Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

tip of the day

With food truck businesses demanding more and more from their people (this includes owners) these days, time-pressed employees have to scramble to keep up. You may not be able to make the day any longer, but you can replenish your energy. Use these simple steps you work smarter and prevent burn out:

  • Take brief but regular breaks. Step away from the truck when you can. Take a walk, get a drink (non-alcholic), or just stretch your legs.
  • Say thank you. Being positive boosts your energy level. Regularly express appreciation to others including your employees and customers.
  • Reduce interruptions. Perform off the truck tasks that need concentration away from phones and email. Instead, designate specific times in your day to respond to messages.
  • Do what you love. Understand where your strengths lie and what you enjoy doing. Find ways to do more of those things and less of what tires you out.


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.


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