My value is NOT tied to a paycheck.
My worth as a human being has nothing to do with salary. It is related to my willingness and ability to wake up each day and express gratitude for the many gifts I have been given and those I have worked for my entire life.
“Business” is a whole other issue. I agree that it is crucial to know the going rate for your skill sets and ask for that amount.
Please don’t confuse your “value or worth” with that number. You are, after all, not a piece of equipment or some durable goods, though many employers may treat you in that exact fashion.