Weekly Update: Week Two Hundred Twenty-One

This is my two-hundred-twenty-first weekly reflection or update.

Four weeks ago, I changed my weekly reflection to a weekly update on a current project. For more on why I made this change, see here.

Current Personal Project: Reading Books about Entrepreneurs and Sharing What I Learned from Them via Blog Posts and Audio Recordings Distributed as a Podcast

Metrics (since 4/1/24):

  • Total audio recordings published: 63 (+7)
  • Total blog posts published: 84 (+8)
  • Average recording: roughly 13 minutes (+1) for a biography or autobiography

What I completed this week (link to last week’s commitments):

  • Read a biography of James Dyson
  • Had two additional feedback sessions—I missed my target by three; it was the fourth straight week I’ve missed this goal
  • Compiled and sorted feedback from sessions completed the week of 6/10/24
  • Implemented hack for Amazon affiliate links to resolve data-tracking issues when iPhone jumps from mobile app to Safari web browser
  • Finished editing Jim Simons series using Descript
  • Published a blog post explaining my decision to use Amazon affiliate links


  • Audio content changes: Continued testing doing five episodes for Wayne Huizenga  
  • Tweaked podcast titles and descriptions of older episodes

What I’ll do next week:

  • Read one biography or autobiography
  • Create a draft of questions I want answered about each book
  • Write seven blog posts and record seven audio posts
  • Compile feedback from sessions completed the week of 6/17/24 and identify insights
  • Complete three feedback sessions (reduced from five)


  • Please test the links in my podcast and blog. Please let me know if the link takes you directly to the book in the Amazon app or web browser
  • Listen to my most recent audio recordings and provide feedback on how I can improve them

Week two hundred twenty-one was another week of learning. Looking forward to next week!

FYI: I’m still playing with the format for this weekly update. I’ll add and remove stuff until I settle on a format I like.

Prefer listening? Catch audio versions of these blog posts, with more context added, on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here!