Being too emotional can create problems in your food truck business. If you know your emotions it can be far less of a problem than holding back all of your feelings. You may hide emotions in an attempt to stay in control and look strong, but doing so diminishes your control and weakens your capacity to connect and communicate with your staff members.
If you struggle with sharing your true feelings, it might help to know that people often don’t show emotion because they’re not aware of what they’re feeling. You might suppress your anger or temper your excitement without even realizing it. So pay attention and know your emotions.
How To Know Your Emotions
At least a couple of times a week, ask yourself, “What am I feeling right now?” Write it down if you can; keeping a regular journal can help you understand your moods and what changes them. Then let loose a little: Let your emotions out, and let people in. Both are critical to effective leadership within your mobile food business.
We all have to deal with negative emotions at work sometimes, and learning how to cope with these feelings is now more important than ever. After all, negative emotions can spread, and no one wants to be around a person who adds negativity to a group.
Know what causes your negative emotions, and which types of feelings you face most often. When those emotions begin to appear, immediately interrupt them. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to pull yourself away from negative thinking.
The Bottom Line
Knowing what your emotions are telling you from an energetic perspective is key to your decision making success. By asking yourself the above question, you’ll learn how to observe the emotional current running through you at the moment and know how to correctly decipher its meaning. This puts you, not your emotions, in control of your actions.