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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.

  9. Lady Gaga was miss understood. Taylor Swift was miss understood. Michael Jackson was miss understood. Those names are legends who were miss understood in their youth, but eventually became some of the world’s most famous superstars. Compumatrix is miss understood right now, but it is just a matter of time before Compumatrix becomes a superstar in the cryptocurrency world.

  10. What, Huh, no way!!. Only Banks can print and handle money, bitcoin is a scam.No bank accounts can be given to people without credit or ID, Blockchain is a fraud. A company can not give away more than, it is insane, Compumatrix is a lie.
    These and more are what I hear when sharing about the Crypto ecosystem. They misunderstood and miss the point of freeing themselves from the bank’s monetary policy.
    Compumatrix a company that gives tools to Independent Business Owners and a portal to DEX (decentralize exchange) trading.
    Not a job but a Business

  11. so very real and true and the crypto business world is and will stay miss understood probably for a long time yet to come but in all honesty if we are true and stay strong in our businesses then we will do wonderful as time moves on and for awhile it won’t be all that bad to be misunderstood and that may keep us more secure and safer in the online world — just a thought — sometimes its imho to be a little less understood ??

  12. Bitcoin and other Alt coins came to lime light after White Paper published by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. People have adopted it’s blockchain technology and are gradually more and more people are beginning to understand the concept of cryptocurrency.However Compumatrix idea and concept was formulated earlier i.e in 2006 but as yet it is misunderstood.Not many have Idea about it’s mission.goal and overall ideology behind it . It is certainly not MLM,HYIP and folks as now slowly getting to know the concept and are starting to see the opportunity for themselves as well as the general population at large.Unfortunately many refuse to the the whole picture and resist joining hands with the other members.A pity.

  13. still am learning each day on all of this financial and Crypto worlds — am happy to see BTC over $11K per and also impressed that silver went from $17.+ just couple weeks ago — earlier today it was over $28. per — there has to be some extremely happy holders of coinage in the silver form — anyways each day we take time to learn the less we will be “” miss understood “” — great stuff seriously —

  14. Stephen, in your paragraph titled “Do we ever have reason to Misunderstand?” you spoke of the transition from small independent business owners to employees that has occurred and whereas the small business is the backbone of the any economy, it has led to many problems. I won’t delve into them here but what I can say is I’m very encouraged with the movement away from everyone being employees back to more people having their own business from home. And with Compumatrix, we will be providing an excellent choice for people to choose as a business.

  15. I have tried so many opportunities on the internet – some were mlm – and some were risky investments that never worked out. From day one in Compumatrix, I felt it was different – very different. Thank GOD I had an enroller who literally pulled me along with each transition. I often did not understand what we were supposed to be doing, but my enroller would always so patiently explain in detail until I understood. Now today with the cryptocurrency…I have to say that was not something I was excited about at first. But now I see that Compumatrix will be a work at home income for everyone choosing to join in.

  16. When new opportunities come to us, we must must understand them. Cryptocurrecy is a totally different concept and it needs a lot of learning, Highly misunderstood by those who dont see it in the right perspective. Its a process which we need to follow, learn an apply. A great opportunity and a privilige to be a part of this exclusive community

  17. I like most have joined MLM schemes some have made money some were run by unscrupulous people who were basically dishonest. This has also applied to some legitimate businesses that i have been involved with where all seemed above board until the owners got greedy and sqeezed honest workers out in order to further feather their own nests.
    I think that we are very fortnate in Having HJB at the helm with his ethos of helping the little guys achieve their dreams

  18. One thing I like about our company, Compumatrix, is that one of our roles is to learn and continue learning about cryptocurrency and how it affects the world around us. The is a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to cryptocurrency, especially since it is a concept that many will resist. I still know people who do not trust to manage their money online on their computer or cell phone. They prefer to physically be able to touch their money and continue to use it as in the old days of bartering. With a mindset like that, how can they understand and embrace a world where financial transactions are done in an instant in the blockchain.

  19. going back thru and keeping my learning curve an active curve — looking at each of these blogs and in this one the replies also are very helpful in lending an understanding of the overall perspective — with each day and with time available will keep trying to comprehend the new world of Crypto and how we as Biz owners in Compumatrix can and will succeed

  20. This reminds me of some of my co-workers that I told about this opportunity years ago there is only a few left now but they have not forgot what I told them years ago about this unique opportunity and now years later they look at me and say why are you still here at walmart and that is where the misunderstood comes in with all the changes that have been made so many times but the program still remains the same lay out with VPC cards and a few changes with the currency involved now. I explain to them but….. now they know what crypto is so it is getting easier to explain. I know that the younger generation is going for crypto and the older are sticking there nose up to it but just some not all.

  21. If we understand the business vision of compumatrix,then all our misunderstandings will end.This is a pure cryptocurrency business,this company has given us many opportunities to learn about cryptocurrencies.There’s a lot to learn about cryptocurrencies from blogs as well. It’s better to keep up with the company honestly.

  22. Being at the top, being the boss, the main manager, the front man (as such), puts you in the position of being misunderstood far too often. The staff, contractors, sub contractors, volunteers, helpers, parents, children, customers, whatever their role is will never fully understand why you do what you do. In most cases you have to make the hard choices so that whatever business you are in can thrive or sometimes just survive. I really felt for your boss in this article Stephen and think she was extremely brave to share this difficulty with humour.

  23. Thank you, Stephen. Miss Understood can be in a lot of situations. Some sit behind their computers and say things they would never say to someone’s face. My friends tell me all the time online. I love you, but in person, only a few. I am a huger, so being from Texas, we love making people feel at home and happy. My grandma mainly with food. But homemade greens and all the great garden food was her gift. She wasn’t a smothering old sweet grandma. I feel she was strong and expected us all to be strong. Sometimes when you are small, that can be confusing. TV makes a lot of things seem different.

  24. I was searching for earlier blogs that were written when we first were made aware of this blog section. I thought this was an interesting subject, and so true. In our lifetime we are all misunderstood at one time or another. With Compumatrix, it seems so, more than ever, as we launch into this new world of cryptocurrency. As we move forward, we will be able to enlighten more people, and there will be much less misunderstanding.

  25. Sometimes no matter how hard you try to word requests or explain a reason, there will always be those who do not interpret your words in the manner they were issued. It is never easy being ‘in charge’, having that responsibility to ensure that the job is done right, from the most basic of jobs to the most complicated. When you find those who just ‘get’ your instructions, without elaboration, hang on tight to them!!!

  26. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing badly 🙂 Not that Compumatrix has done anything badly, but that statement goes to the learning process of any new business. We are not expert at the beginning and learn along the way. So doing badly just means a learning curve. One just has to get started, then do everything to learn all things regarding the business they are connected with.

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