Be unapologetically yourself, and if they can’t handle it, fuck them and their opinions. You are a lion. Lions do not and should not worry about the opinions of any sheep.
—  how to survive criticism (part 1)
Brag about working hard. 
Brag about being independent and having the courage to put yourself out there. 
Brag about hard work because you deserve to. Brag about putting in investments in yourself. Be proud and show off your hard work. Because if you don’t darling, then who will?