Why The TV Show “The Profit” Is The Worst Show On TV

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If you haven’t heard about the runaway hit show “The Profit” on CNBC then you must have been living off planet for the last 12 months.

The show stars business tycoon Marcus Lemonis who travels around America investing in struggling small businesses and then waving his magic wand and poof! the businesses seem to magically become successful.

It actually is pretty friggin awesome.

But here is why I say that “The Profit” is the worst show on TV.

I’m a busy person, I have a wife and 6 kids, I run my own internet company, I write and direct movies, and to relax I watch a little TV on the weeknights. You know, brainless shows that allow me to unwind and ponder the mysteries of the universe.

That is until I discovered this new little aforementioned show “The Profit”. My life has never been the same since.

And so Marcus Lemonis, I ask you:

How dare you make a television show that makes me tear up like a baby way more often than I am comfortable with? I personally don’t like crying but I admittedly am a sympathetic cryer when people have something amazing happen to them. I can’t stand the raw emotion.

Do you know how hard it is to hide the tears welling up in my eyes from my wife so she doesn’t make fun of me? Is that what you wanted when you made this show? Would you please be a little more sensitive (pun intended) to how that is affecting me?

Secondly, mentally at 9pm or 10pm at night I am not prepared for a television show that will inspire and motivate me to want to get up immediately and figure out how to make my business (and every business) more profitable. At that hour, I’m trying to wind down and your show has the opposite effect. It’s like eating a whole key lime pie after you already had a half dozen cupcakes. Oh and guess what? The teary eyes add to my exhaustion so you tire me and motivate me at the same time. What’s up with that?

But that isn’t the worst part. How dare you create a show that gets my wheels turning so badly that I lie in bed at night and scheme about all of the ways I can fix this struggling diner that I ate at earlier in the day?

I toss and turn. Should I ask them about their Process? Should I tell them where their Product needs to improve? How much could I increase their profits just by making changes X, Y, Z? Should I talk to each employee (their People) and see what they think about the company? Should I approach the owners and make an offer? What would Marcus do? I’m trying to sleep man!

Have you no respect for a person’s physical and mental health? I’ve got enough on my plate with my online business that helps digital marketing agencies and marketers build amazing SEO backlink profiles and yet after watching your show religiously I find myself thinking about fixing every brick and mortar business I visit.

Why can’t I walk into a business and stop myself from thinking, “I could be like Marcus Lemonis. He’s the most amazing business person I have ever seen. He would want me to invest in this gym that has no customers…”? I hold you responsible.

I don’t know what can be done. I don’t know how I’m going to sleep at night.

Maybe I will just go back to watching “regular” business reality shows that teach me that blowing up beaver dams in the forest and wearing camo to the office is all part of a good day’s work. Now that is night time TV.

Now I know you’re saying, “why don’t you just DVR the show and watch it in the morning?” Oh yeah, that’s a good idea, start off the day getting possessed by the idea of fixing someone else’s business. I think I would be really productive that day.

All I can say to you Mr. Lemonis is, thank goodness for the off season, when I can actually stay focused on my own business and get some work done.

Worst. Show. Ever.

Seriously though, it’s really good.

Now…what time does 19 Kids and Counting come on? (I’m asking for my wife, I swear.)

About The Author

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Adam White is the founder of SEOJet, a backlink management platform for SEO agencies, consultants and marketers, and Guest Post Tracker, an online tool that helps people find guest blogging sites and track their guest posts. He is an avid fan of “The Profit”, he has worked in the internet marketing world since 2000 and has written and directed a feature film. He lives in Arizona with his wife and 6 children.

Why you should be your own boss…

One of my favorite things to do when I don’t feel like working on internet marketing stuff is to work on what I affectionately call “Bourne Training”. The Jason Bourne movies are in my top 10 of all time favorite movies.

So today my two brothers and I went to a neighbors house who has a shooting range in his basement and got our Bourne on.

Check me out in action:

The music is actually music made for the trailer of my movie Inspired Guns.

I’m back!!!!

I was recently at Warrior Forum and saw a post there where a user was asking where I went. It was fun to see the responses and speculation as to what happened to me.

My favorite guess was that I had made so much money from flipping websites that I had sailed off into the sunset and retired forever.

In actuality I was filming a feature length movie I wrote and directed. The movie was in theaters in Utah, AZ, Hawaii and Idaho in January and February and
just came out on DVD
on April 1st.

As you can imagine this was a full time endeavor for me that lasted 15 months. It was an amazing experience. I made the movie for the LDS (Mormon) audience although anyone could enjoy it and the response was awesome. Tons of laughs in the theaters.

Here is the trailer for Inspired Guns:

Flipping Websites

ALthough I was away from the internet marketing world fulfilling one of my lifelong dreams I am excited to be back and to tackle the world of website flipping head on. If you are still interested in learning how to buy and sell websites the Prosperly way then stick with me and let’s do this together.

I didn’t vanish from the face of the earth

Hey all, sorry I haven’t posted in so long. Life has been really crazy. As many of you know my true passion and main goal in life is to pursue filmmaking. The reason I do internet business stuff is so I can have the freedom to make movies.

Well after I sold one of my internet businesses I knew the time had come to produce and direct my first feature film. So that is exactly what I am doing. I have been in full preproduction on this film that we will start filming in 2 weeks. There is just so much to do to get a feature film made the right way that it really is taking up all of my time right now.

This film is going to be released locally here in Utah in October most likely and then probably in a few other western states (California, Arizona, Nevada) as well. This movie is an LDS comedy called Inspired Guns (go like us on facebook please) that I am making for the Mormon community but the humor and plot etc can be enjoyed by anyone. It’s kind of like, Dumb and Dumber in the mafia meets The Man Who Knew Too Little with Mormon missionaries.

Pursuing Another Dream
If that wasn’t crazy enough I also was presented with an opportunity to pursue another dream of mine, to own a clothing company. I trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a while and am a big fan of the sport of mixed martial arts. Well the owner of Riven MMA clothing approached me and asked him to help him run the company so I told him I would definitely do it. So we have been in the process of relaunching the brand.

If that wasn’t enough, many people have asked me about the movie I was involved in last year (Chick Magnets – PG) and have asked how they can get a copy of a DVD. Well, we are trying to distribute movie ourselves and so we are running a kickstarter campaign which if you contribute $20 to that will be prepayment for your DVD. So if you are one of those that wants a copy of the movie or wants to help support our project, you can go contribute to Chick Magnets here.

Anyway, that is why I haven’t been posting on Prosperly.

One internet marketing note, one thing I have seen is that you have a website that has been penalized in Google for unnatural links, it may be easier for you to start a brand new site and get it ranking before you will get the old site out of the Google penalty. If that isnt an option for you then I would suggest using a service to help you remove links.