Years ago, when I learned that minding your own business was Biblical, I was shocked. Our good friend Pastor Rich talked about this in this video.
Here's the scripture:
11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 NIV
In this scripture, Paul explained that when you focus on staying out of the drama, working your gift, and minding your own business, you will not have to look to anyone for anything.
There will be naysayers, there will be people who talk about you, there will be people who will outright hate you for what you're doing, but you can't focus on that. You have to concentrate on your giftings, your truth, and what you were put here to do.
While we're still in the first month of the year, here's what I want you to do if you haven't already. I want you to make a list, specifically of educational things like classes, courses, or books that you want to read or go through this year to increase your skill level.
List those things and start working on that list. As you accomplish each one, make a 2nd list, and each month or each time you add to that completed list, know that it's because you focused. Don't allow people or things to distract you from sowing into you and your gifting. Make this a year of exponential growth for you and your business!