Tonight I was offered a ticket to go see The Color Purple on Broadway. I had to turn it down because I had a life coaching session scheduled with a client.

It was worth it.

In the last couple of years, I have turned away a ticket to the opera and a seat at Robin Williams’ HBO special because of client conflicts. Hard as it is in the moment to turn the opportunities down, I am ultimately validated by my decision.

Tonight, for example, I so thoroughly enjoyed the session. It was productive. The client is making some great headway on his goals. He had some important insights.

It is good work, this life coaching. And I’ll keep doing it faithfully until it doesn’t feel that way anymore.