You spend a lot of time and energy while in the kitchen or truck trying not to fail. However, most people describe their failures as an important part of learning and growing. A growth mindset is the understanding that personal qualities and abilities can change. It leads people to take on challenges, persevere in the face of setbacks, and become more effective learners.

Vendors who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more success than those with a fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts).

Develop A Growth Mindset For Your Food Truck Business

Adapt a growth mindset and accept that failure is part of the process of skill development. People with a growth mindset feel smart when they’re learning, not just when they’re succeeding. Don’t limit yourself to doing things that you know you can do — you won’t grow that way. Instead, try things that are above your ability, set high goals that you aren’t sure you can reach.

4 Questions To Get Yourself Into A Growth Mindset

  1. Is the effort today worth the reward tomorrow?
  2. You’ve had a setback. What would you do differently next time?
  3. Do you feel threatened by successful people?
  4. Do you spend more time questioning the feedback you get or taking action?

By answering these questions, you might surprise yourself and succeed; and if you don’t, you’ll learn something new to help your mobile food business.

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The Bottom Line

It’s hard work, but vendors can gain a lot by deepening their understanding of growth mindset concepts and the processes for putting them into practice. Developing a growth mindset is not straightforward, but, done correctly, it could help food truck owners and their employees improve how they learn, feel and behave.

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