Just as Six Element expanded on Isaiah’s words, I wish to flesh it out a bit more. When we work for money we look at wages and basically try to do the least for the most, or try to become a scarce commodity like a doctor or a good mechanic, and wages are what we get. But when we work for others – not necessarily as an employee, but seek to add value to others, or make life better for them – we will never find ourselves wanting. Being valuable for what you do is one thing, being valuable for how you do it is irreplaceable.
How much am I worth if my money disappears? Keeping this question in mind might be the most important thing you can do to prepare for economic downturn.
“Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches?” – Isaiah 10:1-3 –
What do you trust to save you when hard times come? The things you have amassed in times of plenty, or people? The answer to that question can say a lot about the way you treat people in your workplace.
We all know this to be true on some level, but it bears repeating – people are more important than money and power.