When I started out in my career, I was just eleven years younger than I am now; naturally much smaller in size, and not as confident as I am now.
In that period, I met several people and extended my hand in an introduction to many. I was privileged to be in the presence of government officials and very influential people and to interact with them in both formal and informal settings. Many times, I have reflected on how and where I got my confidence from. Two issues come to mind: