Why should I have to hide my success? I don't rub it in anybody's face by any means. Yet if someone asks about my income, home, cars, or anything related to my success people call me names and tell me to keep dreming.
I am not ashamed of my success but I hate being told I am lying. I will not apologize for my success either.
Should I just not say anything or should I just ignore the comments?
ETA: Thank you for everyone's posts. I guess I just needed to remember how much I do for not only my family but my employees as well.
I have always put others thoughts and feelings in to account before making a final decision. I have a wonderful loving husband and business partner all wrapped into one. 7 beautiful children that I can't stand to spend more than a few hours awat from.
I am grateful for the success of our companies. Not only can my children attend any school they so choose without graduating with debt but I am finacially able to take care of my mom and stepmom. My dad pasted away 3 yrs ago and my stepmother never worked so I stepped up and took over the bills so she didn't have to worry.
When my stepfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer 4 yrs ago I would help with extra bills if my mom needed it. Now though we know he is terminal and we are down to weeks with him so instead of my mom having to work and take care of him. I took over all of her bills. I paid off her house.
I had to cut my sister off because she started getting that "well you should do it because you can afford it" frame of mind. I sorta figured after basically giving her 100,000 to go to school and buy her house that IU had the right to say no.
I think losing that communication with my sister is why I am allowing others opinions of me affect me.
So thank you for reminding me that I should always take pride in my success.