Being acknowledged as one of the world-community of marketers top professionals, does not necessarily help with being paid. That's why I swapped into sales, where selling more than everyone else is a certain road to earning a lot.
That's probably because what I love to do is different.
Making sense out of figures which don't make sense is fun! Saving sales administration time and freeing up reporting activities for use on something more profitable, without losing control of or antagonising the sales teams pays the bills.
Sorting out sales and marketing messes is also an enjoyable thing to work on. Seeing something thought to be beyond help prosper is a wonderful experience. Personal Development Training helps sanity, Music, Piano, Chess, Cooking, Horse riding keep the spirit strong.