The life of a food truck vendor continually provides situations of concern, variation and uncertainty which are all sources of stress. While stress isn’t something new unfortunately stress in a food truck owner’s life is unavoidable. With that said, it doesn’t have to cripple you or your business. When managed correctly, you can turn stress into an asset which will positively impact the productivity and performance in your food truck business.

Stress can make you stronger, smarter and happier. Today we’ve come up with three things you can do to make stress work for you and your food truck.

3 Things You Can Do To Convert Stress Into An Asset

  • Recognize stress. Stress is a feeling, not a sign of dysfunction. When you start to stress out, understand that it’s an indication that you care about something, not a cause for panic. Remember that stress is not unending since it is a feeling.
  • Focus on what you control. Too many vendors I’ve spoken with feel bad about things they can’t change. Remember what you can affect and what you can’t. This will begin to solve the stress and move you forward.
  • Create a support network. Knowing you have somebody to turn to can help fight stress. Build relationships in both your family and work life so that you have people to rely on during those frequent times of stress. We suggest that you start this relationship building when you’re not stressed.

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The Bottom Line

Stress is unavoidable. We live in a world of stress and you have to get used to it. How you think and how you act can transform your stress. When you choose to view the way you respond to stress as helpful, you create courage. And when you choose to connect with others under stress, you can create resilience.

Have you been sidelined by stress or have you learned how to convert stress into an asset for your and your food truck business? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. You can share your tips or stories on social media. Facebook | Twitter