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Miss Understood

It was nearing Halloween and we were encouraged to come to work “in costume”. I don’t recall what I wore but I will always remember my boss this day! It was the middle of the day and we had some mid-day events. We didn’t have to dress for a banquet but I noticed my boss had on a very nice red dress with a sash. When she turned and faced me, I saw the sash had printing on it. She had a small crown in her hair and the sash read: Miss Understood!

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I got such a lift out of it. Penny was normally so reserved but you always knew she had this loose streak waiting to explore when no one was aware. However, she was out in the open in the middle of the Halloween crowds.
Do we ever have reason to Misunderstand?
I often ponder this question as I explore life and the pursuit of happiness. We have grown up in a relatively new era where our fathers all had jobs but our grandfathers’ generation (or maybe our great grandfather’s’ generation) were independent business owners. As such, we no longer have the independence to perform on our own basis. Because of this, we have now become accustom to looking for direction and expecting all directions from superiors.
It doesn’t have to be Compumatrix but since most people reading this will be familiar with this company, I want to use it as an example. (even more so because it does not fit a mold for most anything else you may have done) Compumatrix is a company but we, the members, have ownership in the “business concept”.
In a post in our members’ blog, Erline stated: (First, off some of these “people” have no clue who we are nor have they even tried to learn about what we do here.  The misinformation…) Now you see why this post is entitled: MISS UNDERSTOOD
Our difficulty isn’t in what we know and do not know but in what our role is.
Most of us have been involved in other ventures where we were told we are IBOs (Independent Business Owners) but we were really NEVER independent. Once we understand our role, we will never again be:


About the author

Stephen Sampson is among the founding members of the Compumatrix Bloggers' Network and writes various topics about life and business.


  1. I believe anything that has value, and is worthwhile doing, will have many people who will misunderstand the true motives of someones venture. Only those who stay current with what is going on in any company, system, or venture will be the ones who truly understand. It’s OK to be misunderstood if what you are a part of is honest, true, and full of integrity.

  2. Nancy, your comments have tru meaning. They remind me of the ancient writing that was found in an old Baltimore Church that was founded in 1692. The writing was: Desiderata. For those that have not heard of this, I highly recommend looking it up and reading it. I kept a print of this on my wall when I was in college (last year, LOL). (Ok, add a half a century!) This writing moved me to a place of integrity and respectability towards others. This is what I desire to bring with me to my business.

  3. The idea that Compumatrix Members are ACTUAL Independent Business Owners (AIBOs), instead of the typical “IN NAME ONLY” IBOs, is a true distinction that is worth pondering. Of course initially when most people hear about Compumatrix they “Miss Understand” the opportunity that it represents, and provides, because their frame of reference is MLM, Network Marketing, or Affiliate Marketing programs or companies.

    If or when they investigate further they come to realize that Compumatrix is a unique business model, unlike any other that they have previously been exposed to. It is always a very joyful moment when the light comes on for them, upon their discovery of that. When their paradigm shift in thinking is complete, big smiles and positive action follow.

    Miss Undertanding can have a positive result IF one keeps an open mind and does their due diligence before making a decision to get involved or to pass.

  4. I agree totally that compumatrix is absolutely a unique and hopefully gratifying business opportunity — not sure as of this writing that we will 100% make it happen but do truly hope and pray that we will go further than anyone can imagine and with the talent here I truly feel confident that we will succeed — awesome

  5. Being a start up business in the Crypto World I would imagine we ARE misunderstood here quite often. That’s fine until they try to put us in a pigeon hole as a traditional business which of course we certainly are not traditional by any means. We are cutting edge, innovative, trail blazers going where no company has gone before! The trials and tribulations we encounter and have managed to get behind us has naturally caused some misunderstanding until the book is opened on this company and the vision is seen…then the misunderstanding gives way to OHHHH now I get

  6. In the pursuit of happiness, we find our passion. It is wonderful when you can find happiness thru what you are engaged in. This often is not the case. The aspects of an online business is one of the most MISUNDERSTOOD realities of the internet community.

    COMPUMATRIX is but one of the opportunities to level the playing field. Others are out there although I could not name one for you. There are countless stories of those that are getting rich but with a deep dive into just what they do, ask yourself this question: “Can I do what they did? When I talk about leveling the playing field with COMPUMATRIX, as you do your due diligence, you will come to UNDERSTAND opportunities (multiple) within your grasp.

  7. I believe as time goes about its business — we will get to that point where we are not Miss Understood but Understood and successful on an individual basis but as a team we will continue to succeed and become less and less misunderstood nd and more and more possibly mainstream? maybe?

  8. This post offers a unique perspective into the company of Compumatrix. I have never viewed Compumatrix as a company where all it’s clients are Independent Business Owners, but now I completely understand the concept of Compumatrix IBOs. People in high school who are misunderstood are typically just different from the ordinary high school teen; they do not follow the “pack” and are special. Compumatrix may be misunderstood currently, but it is special. Special things, companies, and people typically rise to the top.

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