This is probably an understatement, but mobile food vendors may be some of the busiest people around. A day in the life of an food truck owner is full of cooking, serving, making business decisions, researching and networking. Because there is so much to do and so little time to do so, food truckers can easily get off track and become distracted with the non-essential parts of their day. Today we’ll share a few tips to help food truck owners make sure they are more productive.

How To Ensure Your Next Business Day Is More Productive

  • Establish a routine. If an vendor doesn’t set and stick to a daily schedule, how can they accomplish anything? It’s a challenge for the average person to juggle their personal and professional lives. Without a routine, an food truck owner won’t complete all of the work that needs to be done. Nobody can really provide a routine for you. Set up one yourself based on what’s going on in your life and your work habits.
  • Plan your day the night before. Make a to-do list.  Your list must contain administrative stuff, but make sure you have your money making activities at the top of the list.  You’ll sleep much better when you put on paper what you want to do the next day.  Getting your brain emptied of the worry and of things you don’t want to forget to do is priceless.  And, it gives your mind all night to work on accomplishing those tasks subconsciously.
  • Prioritize. Do the task you dislike the most at the beginning of your day. Have you ever had a task you thought about all day simply because you didn’t want to do it?  Procrastination can drain you and steal your creativity and energy.  Don’t do that to yourself.  Enjoy each day by getting done the stuff that will bug you if you don’t.
  • Celebrate and reflect. No matter how you create a productive day, make sure to take time and celebrate what you’ve accomplished. It’s important to reward yourself so that you can continue doing great work. A reward system is an incredible motivator. Additionally, you should reflect on your day in order to find out what worked and what didn’t. Reflection not only increases future productivity, but it also gives your brain time to decompress and de-stress.

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The Bottom Line

Planning out your next day the night before sounds reasonable enough to most of us, but what about your week, month, or year? When it comes to keeping track of deadlines, daily to-do lists don’t always give you the full picture. If you’ve ever wondered how you could possibly have a more productive day, look no further. Use these easy tips to help you make the most out of your time.

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