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.