All through the late 70's I carried my own book. I made the calls and I booked the appointments and rain or snow I would bring my portfolio to art directors in NYC agencies. The reason for the image above is that every time I would head out, I would buy a small package of peanut M&Ms. I knew that if I could suck the candy coating off before crunching down I was "chill". However, if I just started eating the candy whole, I would know that I was not relaxed enough to be a good salesman. I would breathe slowly, calm down and as soon as I could just suck the candy coating off before chomping on the peanut, I knew I was ready to sell.