Beware of people who would use their relationship with you, your talents, their authority over you, to boost their own reputation and benefit. Not all of your connections were chosen, many occurred at birth, many were made for you for self-pleasing purposes; some were placed over you by positioning you were not involved with.
Exploitation by others, your desire for approval, surrendering your life purpose dreams and visions, are not from God.
You already have everything you need, to become everything God purposed for you to become.
But those in trusted positions over you will lead you astray, if you allow them to.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge God, and He will direct your steps and path.