Always protect your interests, hold yourself highly, you are a CEO so Protect Your Brand! Everyone is not worthy of your time, attention, and good vibes. Many either only look at you as a possible 'comeup' or they keep you in their back pocket until they need you or until they see you succeeding. Those type of people are draining and will only subtract from you as a person. Stay humble in your life style, behavior, and response but be aware THAT YOU NEED TO FUNNEL OUT negative and deceptive people. STOP GIVING THEM CHANCES... guess what...they still haven't changed yet....!