The truth is spoken here!!!!! And I thank you so much for writing about this.
It is far too common nowadays to focus on your own brand and what your time is worth and forgetting that your brand is so much more than what you produce. Your brand is what you value, what you share with others, and the feeling you leave behind after you've left the room. All that cannot be measured in money and don't always get a visible payback. But if you wait long enough it will leave you with a personal feeling worth the effort and will often lead to immeasurable personal growth.