It’s amazing how powerful a set of facts can be. Everything is so much clearer to you on Monday, and by Tuesday you’re going to finalize a plan for a whole new business initiative, a big accomplishment. As successful as you are this week, Wednesday and Thursday just aren’t good days to ask for a raise—for reasons that have nothing to do with you. But don’t let that stop you from making meaningful decisions at the end of the week. This is no week to be shy. You’re on a roll. Make Friday matter. A key figure higher up on the ladder is paying close attention.