Beware of false promises and false prophets. It may look like gold, but if you scratch the surface, you'll see that it's just a thin layer designed to fool you.
Sometimes it's a good idea to have a level of separation between yourself and your private life. We often present ourselves differently to different people. With some friends, we behave a certain way. With others, we behave slightly differently. Many of us do this because we find it an easy way to keep parts of ourselves private while we share other parts more freely. You don't need to lie to get this level of separation. You need only share what you feel is necessary and let the rest of your life be something that you share only when you feel ready to do so. If at all.
Once you have tackled a particular task or skill successfully and can do it with one hand tied behind your back, look for a way to improve upon your success. Never stop looking for ways to improve or better yourself or your work.