Bad things happen to good people and vice versa

One of my failings as a business consultant/advisor/mentor or whatever other moniker you’d like to put on what I do, it is that I become deeply personally engaged in what I am working on. I take on-board the pain, the fear, the anger and the frustration of my client. I feel the urgency of making things happen and I often stand in for the client when they don’t feel up to taking a call or a meeting. I want to make things better for them. It’s kind of my job and sometimes it just isn’t possible.