Entrepreneur and best-selling author Heather Monahan is an expert on being taken seriously.

Shes the author of Confidence Creator and the host of the Creating Confidence podcast, sharing her own experiences shattering the glass ceiling to empower others to do the same. When we spoke with her recently about developing confidence, we learned just how to demonstrate that self-assuredness to others to command the attention and respect we deserve.

SH: How can we deal with people who refuse to see our value, regardless of what we do?

HM: Thank you, next! Whenever possible, spend time with people who believe in you and respect you. Others opinions of us are none of our business. It is entirely about them, so spending time thinking about it is futile. If youre in a situation where you have to be with someone who refuses to see your credibility, minimize your time there and use it as a game where you can showcase your skills and talents and then go on your merry way. When the haters start to come for us, that means were doing something different and unique, and that should be celebrated.