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Book Review of Todoodlist. Also: Can You Handle My White Hot Dancing?

Update: Nick stopped the affiliate program, so this whole thing fell apart.  Todoodlist is still great, though.

Today I’m going to use a video to answer two questions you’ve asked me.

The questions:

1. You have a lot going on. How do you stay organized?

2. You say you like to dance. When are you going to dance for us?

And there you have it.  All on the honor system.  I promise to deliver every time another 50 books get downloaded.

Now remember, this isn’t just a stunt.  You do get something out of this besides my glorious, writhing gifts.  Todoodlist is for real and should help you get things together.  I think it is has the greatest potential for bloggers, writers, and anyone who spends too much time wondering if they’ve forgotten something

I never thought I’d be typing these words, but:


…but we both know you don’t have the guts.  Ha!


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  • Michael "Mike Zen" Stagg August 19, 2009, 9:10 am

    OK Josh; it’s ON buddy! I’m going to grab that book and watch you do the funky chicken, bro! LOL

    • Josh Hanagarne August 19, 2009, 9:13 am

      Michael Stagg. Bring it. Remember, I get an email if you buy it. You can’t just say you bought it and sit around hoping for Dirty Dancing 3.

  • Michael "Mike Zen" Stagg August 19, 2009, 9:23 am

    I wouldn’t try to trick ya! LOL… Actually, I need a new perspective on organization anyway so in a way you just may have solved my need.

  • John August 19, 2009, 9:53 am

    Josh you’re videos are hilarious. I might just take you up on your dare. (I don’t have the guts? We’ll see about that!).

    In college, you can never be too organized so I guess I’ll check it out.

    • Josh Hanagarne August 19, 2009, 10:18 am

      John, thanks. What are you studying in college. I love the look of your blog, if I haven’t already told you so. And seriously, if I’d had this book in college, I might have been the Dean, versus the academic performance I turned in which was the equivalent of sketching a landscape with a crayon in your mouth.

  • Laura Cococcia August 19, 2009, 4:50 pm

    Someone once posted a comment on my blog that said the best blog posts are the ones that convince them to do something. This is it. I’m crap at organizing, so I’ll buy the book. No brainer. But, I absolutely must see the dancing. I have no doubt you’ll get to the public place dancing level, and for this, I would actually pay another $14.

    Thanks again for the interview, even if I did make an editing mistake – but yes, it happens. You’re still the most witty conversationalist I know.


    • Josh Hanagarne August 19, 2009, 5:31 pm

      @Laura. The interview was a blast. I couldn’t even begin to care about an editing mistake. Think no more of it. It’s not like it produced the sort of snafu that mixing up “indict” and “induct” could cause. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Todoodlist. Nick’s got another book coming out soon. Should be great.

  • Laura Cococcia August 19, 2009, 4:53 pm

    Oh, and I did edit it a few hours ago to save what’s left of my writing reputation!

  • Health Expert August 19, 2009, 5:05 pm

    Dancing is a great way to relieve stress!

  • Ilaria/Swimturtle August 19, 2009, 7:56 pm

    Hi Josh, I already have Todoodlist and am preparing a review of my own, so I can’t buy it again. Can I still add my voice to those of the people who want to see you dance? If you gave us a ten second video with just one move to whet our appetites, it might stimulate an exponential curve of Todoodlist purchases to get more of Josh Hanagarne’s WHITE HOT MOVES!!!
    As always love and appreciation!

  • Victoria Vargas August 19, 2009, 8:22 pm

    Game on, Josh! I plunked down the cash at PayPal (waiting for the confirmation now – it’ll come through my other side biz email for onceuponathyme) and am counting on seeing that boogie woogie wild thang. I’m a GTD fan, but always love learning new ways to keep organized and moving forward on projects. I’m a diehard pencil and paper organizer, so Todoodlelist sounds like an approach I can relate to. Great way to support an indie, which I’m always happy to do when I’m able. Cheers, Vic

    • Josh Hanagarne August 19, 2009, 9:33 pm

      @Victoria Vargas. Crap…I thought this would take a little longer. I planned on dancing sometime in 2012, hoping the end of the world would bail me out.

  • Victoria Vargas August 19, 2009, 10:11 pm

    @Josh – Sorry, my friend. Such far-fetched hopes, as GWB Sr would say, “just wouldn’t be prudent.” I’m afraid your dancin’ shoes are in for a work out. I’m hoping for Car Wash, Ring My Bell, or Flashlight for the dancin’ tunes you’ll use to break out those “white hot” moves.

    I’m about 70 pages into Todoodlist and am loving it. I highly recommend it! Nick’s approach is fantastic and his writing is a scream. I’m hooked. Thanks for the head’s up and referral. Cheers, Vic

  • John August 19, 2009, 10:44 pm


    You’ve told me before, but I love hearing about my blog’s appearance again! I’m actually majoring in economics at the University of Chicago. (No more required courses this year thank God) Soon it will be time to put Todoodlist to good use.

  • Craig August 20, 2009, 5:54 am

    Well, looks like you better brush up on some moves, Josh. Some recommended training material:

    -Breakin’ 2 Electric Boogaloo
    -Saturday Night Fever
    -Lord of the Dance

    See if you can find a way to combine them all…….


    • Josh Hanagarne August 20, 2009, 7:19 am

      Craig, I love Breakin’ 1 and 2. I actually learned the solo to Saturday night fever once. I used to date a dancer and we spent too many afternoons staring at these movies and practicing them.

  • NikiF March 24, 2010, 9:24 am

    So did you make it to 50 yet? I was already clicking on buy before you mentioned the dancing, but that just sweetened the deal.

    • Josh Hanagarne March 24, 2010, 9:26 am

      Niki, I passed 50 last week. I am currently choreographing something that will blow your mind:)

      • NikiF March 24, 2010, 10:14 am

        Looking forward to seeing those moves!

  • Josh August 11, 2012, 11:18 pm

    Hey! I stumbled across your blog today, and have been rummaging through it for the past hour or so. I’m also a bookish nerd type into fitness and self-improvement, so it’s been enlightening thus far.

    I’d like to contribute, but the affiliate link is broken now. Any chance you could fix that?

    • Josh Hanagarne August 12, 2012, 10:10 am

      Hi Josh. Nick stopped the affiliate program so it kind of died off.