50 episodes

Instantly Actionable Small Business Strategies with a Pop Culture Spin

Join Annie P. Ruggles and whipsmart guests as they decode the marketing, mindset, sales, and success hacks hidden within beloved movies, tv, music, books, and more. 

Often goofy but never fluffy, each episode ends with easy-to-implement homework that will leave you feeling delightfully legit.

New episodes drop every week.

Too Legitimate to Quit Annie Passanisi Ruggles

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Instantly Actionable Small Business Strategies with a Pop Culture Spin

Join Annie P. Ruggles and whipsmart guests as they decode the marketing, mindset, sales, and success hacks hidden within beloved movies, tv, music, books, and more. 

Often goofy but never fluffy, each episode ends with easy-to-implement homework that will leave you feeling delightfully legit.

New episodes drop every week.

    On Habits, Learning Curves & Peloton (feat. Dallas Travers)

    On Habits, Learning Curves & Peloton (feat. Dallas Travers)

    Habits - they surely don't feel very sexy. We got into self-employment for the freedom, right? But un-shiny necessities like routines, rituals, and consistent behaviors are the keys to your success, confidence, legacy, and more. How can we learn to embrace the intentional same-old-same-old?

    This week, Annie P. sits down with the sensational Dallas Travers of The Hive and The Six-Figure Coach podcast. Dallas has a remarkable way of normalizing entrepreneurial struggles are setting expectations. Spoiler: as a small business owner, a big part of your job is failing - IN PUBLIC. How can we possibly navigate this rocky road? How can all our hard work finally pay off? And what the heck does any of it have to do with at-home spinning classes?

    *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.






    Connect with Dallas through her website and Instagram.
    And don't forget to check out her podcast, The Six-Figure Coach!




    Tired of feeling sleazy when you sell - or avoiding "the ask" altogether? Annie P.'s free masterclass is for you. 






    For full show notes and more visit www.toolegitimatetoquit.com





    Extra Credit: Don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! New episodes drop every Monday. Reviews and ratings really help our little show grow, so thank you for the boost!

    • 46 min
    On Clients, Connection & Mean Girls (feat. Breanna Gunn)

    On Clients, Connection & Mean Girls (feat. Breanna Gunn)

    By trying to speak to everyone, we actually speak to no one. Kinda like high school, huh? When we tried to fit in with everybody, we wound up sitting alone. This week Annie P. is joined by copywriting and funnel genius, Breanna Gunn. Although they absolutely would have been besties in grade school, Brea and Annie swear by the power of being polarizing. How else can you expect your "just right" folks to find you?

    Packed with pop culture references (from Alice in Wonderland to Carol Channing to Moana to Wicked and beyond), Brea and Annie explore how to deeply connect with the people you want to help transform - and who to leave behind -  before diving into the glorious/horrible microcosm that is Mean Girls. It's like... totally fetch.

    *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.






    Connect with Brea through her website, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
    Join her five-day challenge right here.




    Tired of feeling sleazy when you sell - or avoiding "the ask" altogether? Annie P.'s free masterclass is for you. 






    For full show notes and more visit www.toolegitimatetoquit.com





    Extra Credit: Don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! New episodes drop every Monday. Reviews and ratings really help our little show grow, so thank you for the boost!

    • 49 min
    On Podcasting, Small Wins & Back to the Future (feat. Michelle Abraham)

    On Podcasting, Small Wins & Back to the Future (feat. Michelle Abraham)

    Let's face it - leaning into your uniqueness can be hard, especially when you aren't sure what exactly is so unique about you, or who out there is looking for your particular brand of special sauce. How can we best explore our own voice, message, and style? Podcasting, duh!

    This week, Annie P. is joined by podcast and platform expert, Michelle Abraham. Together, they talk about the deep value of small wins, the power of interviews, and how to monetize your platform before diving into the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown.

    *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.






    Connect with Michelle through her website, LinkedIn and Instagram.
    And don't forget to grab her free Profitable Podcaster Toolkit!

    References abound in this episode! Don't forget to give a googlin' to She Podcasts Live, Poddit, Matchmaker.fm, The Podcast Collective, and Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color.




    Tired of feeling sleazy when you sell - or avoiding "the ask" altogether? Annie P.'s free masterclass is for you. 






    For full show notes and more visit www.toolegitimatetoquit.com





    Extra Credit: Don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! New episodes drop every Monday. Reviews and ratings really help our little show grow, so thank you for the boost!

    • 44 min
    On Simplicity, Unsubscribes & *NSYNC (feat. Liz Wilcox)

    On Simplicity, Unsubscribes & *NSYNC (feat. Liz Wilcox)

    Do you lie awake and drive yourself crazy wondering what to do about your email list? Whether you pelt your audience with too much information, forget to message them at all, or are completely baffled by your open rates - this episode is for you.

    This week, Annie P. sits down with Liz Wilcox - email queen, low-ticket product success story, and walking 90s encyclopedia. Together, they look into how easy it is to over-complicate your whole business (let alone your email campaigns), how to stay top of mind, and what inspiration all of us can draw from Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez, and the boys of *NSYNC.

    *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.






    Connect with Liz through her website and Instagram.
    Annie just joined her marvelous membership and you should too!




    Tired of feeling sleazy when you sell - or avoiding "the ask" altogether? Annie P.'s free masterclass is for you. 






    For full show notes and more visit www.toolegitimatetoquit.com





    Extra Credit: Don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! New episodes drop every Monday. Reviews and ratings really help our little show grow, so thank you for the boost!

    • 55 min
    On Shame, Magnetism & The Rocky Horror Picture Show (feat. Michelle Clarke)

    On Shame, Magnetism & The Rocky Horror Picture Show (feat. Michelle Clarke)

    What role does intuition play in your business? Whether you believe that your inner voice comes from God or from your lived experience, there are certain problems you just have to feel your way through. You may not identify as "Woo-Woo" - but are you willing to listen to the call of your own truth?

    This week, Annie P. sits down with Michelle Clarke - coach, unicorn, multimillionaire, and author of "Woo Woo for Women in Business." Together they talk about the pivotal roles that shame, shadow-work, and fear play in everyday entrepreneurship before diving into their mutual love of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.




    Connect with Michelle through her website, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

    And don't forget to check out her new book, Woo Woo for Women in Business!




    Tired of feeling sleazy when you sell - or avoiding "the ask" altogether? Annie P.'s free masterclass is for you. 






    For full show notes and more visit www.toolegitimatetoquit.com





    Extra Credit: Don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! New episodes drop every Monday. Reviews and ratings really help our little show grow, so thank you for the boost!

    • 38 min
    On Publicity, Reciprocity & Glee (feat. Jill Lublin)

    On Publicity, Reciprocity & Glee (feat. Jill Lublin)

    If you are timid about putting yourself out there, this is a must-listen! So many small business owners crave and fear publicity simultaneously. Does getting some well-deserved attention have to be so overwhelming? Heck no!

    This week, Annie P. sits down with Jill Lublin - international speaker, author, and all-around lovely person. Jill first provides comfort for the hiccups and hesitations surrounding PR and media. Then, she serves up some truly fabulous cross-promo ideas before sharing her love of the high school dramedy phenomenon, Glee.

    *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.




    Connect with Jill through her website, LinkedIn, and Facebook page.

    Grab your copy of her free Publicity Action Guide at http://PublicityCrashCourse.com/freegift.




    Tired of feeling sleazy when you sell - or avoiding "the ask" altogether? Annie P.'s free masterclass is for you. 






    For full show notes and more visit www.toolegitimatetoquit.com





    Extra Credit: Don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! New episodes drop every Monday. Reviews and ratings really help our little show grow, so thank you for the boost!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Impresseddd ,

Heck yesssss!

Pop Culture AND business advice!?! Did Hannah Montana inspire this podcast because listeners get the best of both worlds! For real, you should listen. Just sayin.

Lacylu42 ,

Hilarious and smart

I love this combo! Hilarious and fun concept.

createcoaching ,

Such a fun podcast for solopreneurs!!

This is such an entertaining and informative podcast. Love the pop culture references and how they tie into these important topics!

Top Podcasts In Business