— Performance. That’s a loaded word. Scary. Lot of pressure.
— Not for me.
— Oh. You can perform?
— Fucking right I can. Come back to my office and try me.
— Never had any complaints. Nice. You know, they say a trained professional can always tell when someone’s lying. That’s an exaggeration. We don’t always know. But right now, I do. You’re lying. Covering. We all get complaints, right?
Struggle for you is you remember the complaints, don’t you? They lodge deep. They haunt you. Because you want to believe you’re perfect. But you know you’re not.
That’s why two billion dollars’ worth of these babies are sold every year. Because they bring reassurance that when the time comes, you can step up. Some of you take them. A little blue steel is nothing to be ashamed of. But if I threw this bottle into the audience right now, no one would grab it.
The thought that someone might know you need help is worse than not getting the help you need. Still, when the time comes, when you need to pull the trigger on the buy or sell order, you better be hard as a rock and ready to go, because that is the tour you’ve signed on for.