My name is Manny Kant. I understand you have a job for me. But before we get to that, there are a few things we’re going to need to be in agreement about.
You probably want my job. You imagine it’s exciting. And a little dangerous. And you think you can handle it…I’ll tell you right now, you’ve got it wrong. And that’s something we need to get out of the way up front. Because if this is going to work, I’ve got to have not just your trust, and not just your money—though I will be needing both of those—but, most importantly, I’m going to need your respect…
If you’re going to do what I do, you’re going to need something that you can’t learn…You might not even know you have it until you’re put to the test…And in the end, you’re either battered but still standing and coming back for more, or you’re crawling away crying. There’s no alternative. And there’s no middle ground. That’s the will to truth.
Let me tell you about the time I found out I had it.