Does Hell’s Kitchen have anything to do with Internet Marketing?
Show: Hell’s Kitchen Reality Show
Owner and Operator: Chef Gordon Ramsey
Place: Hell’s Kitchen, Hollywood, California
Object: Eliminate Participants one by one through team challenges and dinner services. As the competition progresses, the red and blue teams will be reduced until only two chefs are left to compete for the ultimate prize and fulfill their dreams of working in the culinary industry as the winner of Hell’s Kitchen.
These aspiring restaurateurs will brave Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he puts the competitors through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win the life-changing grand prize.
Reward: A head chef position with Gordon Ramsay at chosen half million dollar prestigious restaurant.
You may or may not have watched Hell’s Kitchen but I’ve watched it in the past because I am fascinated with food preparation shows. Each season 14-16 aspiring chefs apply to be on the show. Most are young competitors, but there is always a mix of older people from different backgrounds from moms, sous chefs, and occasionally executive chefs.
The competitors are selected and stay in Hells Kitchen for the duration of the show until the final winner is chosen. They house together in the dorms and are under the total control and wrath of Chef Ramsey who puts the chefs through rigorous and devastating challenges. Every day there is a challenge among the teams and the winners are treated to elaborate rewards such as limousine rides to fine dining, helicopter rides, and private plane trips to other cities. The losers are subjected to horrendous penalties such as cleaning both kitchens, doing the restaurant’s laundry by hand, or preparing the raw ingredients for the next meal service for both kitchens.
What are the dominant characteristics needed to win the competition?
There is a lot of drama throughout the show since the competitors are housed together and have to endure wins and losses on a daily basis. In addition they endure Chef Gordon Ramsey’s temper!
Sometimes there is joy
Sometimes there is sadness
Sometimes there are tears
Sometimes there is sarcasm
Sometimes serious decisions need to be made
Sometimes there is disappointment in themselves or others
Sometimes there is anger
Sometimes there is jealousy
Sometimes there is compassion
Sometimes there are injuries
Sometimes there is teamwork
Sometimes there is isolation
Sometimes there is pity
In other words, the show brings out the best and the worst of each competitor. It’s a reality show so the competitors true characteristics surface under extreme circumstances.
There are two main parts of each episode. The challenge is set up for rewards and penalties. The kitchen service is the main determiner of elimination. Each team selects contestant to go up for elimination, however the final judgement comes from Chef Gordon Ramsey.
The early eliminations come as a result of many factors such as lack of knowledge, leadership, and skill. As each day progresses, those who are not competent in the basics are eliminated one by one. The overall skill sets and positive characteristics become more and more apparent as less competitors are in the game.
Finally there are only two left standing and by that time each competitor usually are the ones who have excelled and withstood through every challenge and dinner service.
What Does Hell’s Kitchen have anything to do with Internet Marketing?
Internet Marketing as a business can feel like being in this competition. Envision you as an internet marketer as a competitor in Hell’s Kitchen. You start out among newbies. You are enthusiastic with a vision to reach your dreams of financial success, or make it “to the top.” You are enthusiastic with lots of confidence. As you get in the game, you must have all the positive characteristics I listed to make it to the top. If you don’t have them, you need to develop them. Without them, you are left in the dust. You do whatever you think you need to do to move forward in your business. Along the way you discover the task to become successful is much more challenging and difficult than you ever imagined. You will experience the wrath of Chef Gordon Ramsey who is your internal and external influences. You may have self doubt. He puts you down, cusses you out and says you will never make it. That could be true if you believe it. He screams, or kicks you out and you quit. He could be your family or friends telling you that you are insane for trying to start an online business. They may pressure you into thinking it’s better if you get a job like everyone else. “You will never make it.” “You don’t have what it takes.” Their opinions could be true, if you believe it. You are among many.
Some will fight through with determination.
Some will have leadership abilities.
Some will get through every disappointment, let down, and loss.
Some will give up.
As time goes by, less will overcome.
Less will never surrender until finally, they are the last left standing.
Once they get to that level, they have exhibited every positive characteristic they need to reach their dreams. In the end they reap the reward.
Which competitor are you?
Will you be eliminated early in the game?
Will you stay half way through and get eliminated?
Will you make it to the top 5? 3? 2?
Internet Marketing is a tough business. There is no way to get to the top easily. You need guts and determination. You need to believe in yourself and never give up.
If you keep going, and tolerate Chef Ramsey will make it until your dreams come true.
Welcome to Hell’s Kitchen
Where are you in the competition?