Opportunists are going to be opportunists regardless of relationships or situations. Cooperating with opportunists can yield favorable or negative results. They can either work within the system you've created as long as it benefits them, or they can manipulate the situation which cuts you out entirely. Simply be careful. Protect your ideas, protect your wealth, and protect your sanity.
First we said we wanted a seat at the table. Then we discovered that we were indeed the ones bringing the table. Now we must come to the realization that we need to start removing some of the other seats from said table. We're going from an evolution of wanting acceptance, to demanding acceptance, and now knowing that we are the ideal subject of the actual thing that inspires others to be acceptable. So we don't need that acceptance, and now we have to come to the point where we realize that we need to remove what other people think about us and our success. That they don't need to be involved in what we're trying to accomplish. We need to remove that toxicity from our presents, make sure the current seats are filled with those who offer up encouragement, accountability, growth, and light.
Get another form of residual income. I like that kind... When the "Cha-ching" sound disturbs my sleep... And then rocks me back to sleep instantly... Knowing they'll be new funds available to me in the morning.