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Where Did I Go Wrong? The 4 Stages of Working Success

Updated on March 11, 2012

Who Works Harder?

Now, this is me. I'm the boss! Down at the bottom is you. So, who wants to get me coffee?
Now, this is me. I'm the boss! Down at the bottom is you. So, who wants to get me coffee? | Source

Name Placement Hierarchical Chart

There are four levels of personal success in a working life;

1) You have your name on your shirt.

2) You have your name on your desk.

3) You have your name on your office door.

4) You have your name on your building.


Now, if your name is on your building, then it's probably on your desk and door as well, and that doesn't count as a trifecta! And if you're a cheap son of a bitch, it's probably on your shirt too! Those with their names on their shirts are most likely to work longer, harder hours and those with their names on their buildings work longer, easier hours. Okay, everyone works longer hours, but the higher up on the name-placement chart that you find yourself, the easier the work becomes, because you've got all the people from ranks 1, 2 and 3 under you doing your bidding.

Those with their names on their buildings also have a lot further to fall in bad times, and can't just go to job interviews stating that they owned a successful company and had their own office building, yet lost everything and now is hoping to get an entry-level post at McDonald's.

Those with their names on their shirts are more likely to land on their feet after being laid off due to their interpersonal and job-related skills.

Sometimes it pays to be on the bottom (and, not only during sex either!).

The Wealthy Blogger; A Myth?

Another day, another Million dollars...
Another day, another Million dollars... | Source

With Millions of Bloggers, Are Any of Them Wealthy?


The truly wealthy don't blog, they have underlings who do it for them. There are successful bloggers and there are successful writers, but barely do you see a successful, professional writer blog who doesn't have to as part of their job description.

Why is that?

People blog for two main reasons'

1) To make money

2) To get their message out.

Those who fall into the first category find out rather quickly that it takes a lot of time, patience, social networking and begging in order to become successful (read; to earn more than a couple of dollars a week).

Those who fall into the second category, however, have more platitude in what they can write' they aren't so worried about pissing off the boss (they have none) nor their followers (they don't need the pennies that a thousand followers garners). And, they don't have to blog so they can write whatever they want, or just have underlings do it for them and trust that what is written is good for them. Sometimes, being wealthy means being stupid, because wealth breeds laziness..


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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Thanks for the visit, Patti!

      No, Patti! You live on Ole Miss? Them thar's great picture shootin' lands! That's a riverboat fantasy - catch pics of boats on ole miss in fog shrouded moonlight! Gazillion views!

      one GREAT picture is better than the best blog you or me have ever written or will ever write (unless one gets picked up by a cause celebre) - i am a follower of one blog that shows one pic a day, and they get over 10,000 views and 200+ comments a day!

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      Patti Riggs Hale 5 years ago from Burdette, Arkansas

      Well that leaves me out,lol! I live in the flat lands of the Mississippi Delta. Good farming country, but not that scenic.

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Thanks for the visit, Patti!

      Yes, but anyone with a camera who lives in or near a scenic city, by the ocean or in the mountains would be silly not to have a photo-based blog. Just one picture a day can harvest over 2,000 page views each and every day!

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      Patti Riggs Hale 5 years ago from Burdette, Arkansas

      I am a photographer in fact but have had very little time for it lately. I spend most of my time working for clients from oDesk, Elance and one I found on Craig's List that I write 3 times a week for. The pay is better. But I would love spending more time on Photography! Thanks for the tip.

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Writing for money on the internet is a time-consuming prospect - years before you can average just a hundred bucks a month! But, photography blogs earn 10 to 100 times the page views that written blogs do... got a camera? I've seen some picture blogs, post 1 pic a day and get over 1,000 views on average!

      Thanks for the visit, Patti!

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      Patti Riggs Hale 5 years ago from Burdette, Arkansas

      I haven't had my name on a building but I have had my name on the mortgage payments for my printing business for 13 years. I never worked as hard in my life (except maybe now) as I did then and you never get away from it, even when you're at home. Of course, I didn't get rich either, lol. (Maybe if I had put my name on there?) But, you're right. After you've done that it's hard to go back and start all over working for someone else. It kind of ruins you for it, in fact.

      I did it for 4 years and was miserable. So, one day, I just walked out and started working on the internet. So for me, it's a rush to try to get to a point where I can make enough money before I run out of money and absolutely have to go back to work because I hated working for someone I didn't respect who didn't respect me. Might have been different with another boss but because of my age, I don't really think any place would be any different.

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Thanks for the visit, Christy! So, is your name on your shirt, desk, door or building?

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I blog to connect with my followers. I would like to get income too but I admit I really do like getting the comments! Well done Marc.

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Thanks for the visit and the vote of confidence, Doreen!

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      DMartelonline 5 years ago

      Awesome hub Marc as usual! Voted up!