A. We check to see the hourly, daily, and weekly weather report so we can plan accordingly: what to wear, whether to carry an umbrella or not or to change our plans if the weather is severe. Planning is good so we are not surprised. On the other hand, if there is a 90% chance of rain and we carry an umbrella, and if there is no rain, we complain. We carried the umbrella for nothing. Now, how do we prepare for other things we have to face in the week ahead? There is no forecast we can read. Weekends are good for preparing for the next week because we have a little extra time. Spend some minutes in silence and contemplate. You are giving yourself a chance to prepare for the days ahead. There is a weather channel within each of us. In time, you develop an instinct for sensing what lies ahead—the so-called obstacles you might face. As time goes by, you will reach a state where, no matter what comes, you remain unaffected. Until you reach that state, spend every weekend with the accountant, doctor, psychiatrist, lawyer, financial adviser, family counselor, and any other professionals you need—all are within you. They will prepare and guide you for what you might face. Then, nothing will surprise you. Please do not complain if no obstacles come; it’s like carrying an umbrella when there is no rain. Enjoy the week ahead.—Satish Daryanani

red umbrella carried on a sunny day