Become More Productive By Writing A Food Truck Work Diary

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 in a work diary.

Become More Productive By Writing A Food Truck Work Diary

There are four primary reasons for keeping a work diary:

  • Focus
  • Patience
  • Planning
  • Personal growth

Keeping a regular work diary will give you a new perspective on yourself and what you need to improve.

Depending on what you choose to write, 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 fuels your personal growth. The 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 (at the time) seemed even worse.

At the end of each day recount what worked, what didn’t, and other random things that happened during the day. There doesn’t need to be a lot of structure, just merely a stream of thought that lasts about ten minutes.

A food truck owner’s days move very fast so it becomes that much more important to take a breath, and reflect on what happened during the day. Without the perspective of what happens in your work life, you can’t take satisfaction in your big wins, nor can you learn from our mistakes.

Do you have any additional food truck work diary tips, feel free to share them in the comment section below or on social media. Facebook | Twitter

2017-03-31T08:42:26+00:00 By |Business|

About the Author:

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.

One Comment

  1. Emily Dec 2, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    In a small business that relies on so many factors, keeping track of each day with a summary in a few words is a great way to assess what is and is not working and why: weather, location, event, hours, staffing, shopping/prep, best moment, big challenge, mechanical issues, etc. Great reminder, Richard, thank you!

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