“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” ―L. Frank Baum
I can attest to this. The best way to succeed in an economy where you’re rewarded by the quality of your results and thinking — not by the amount of time you work — is by optimizing your time and energy.
In the gig-economy, you want to be what Kevin Harrington calls, “A key person of influence,” which means you’re well-known in the field and get access to all the best gigs.