19 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

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 21 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 Lawyers, Risks & The Ferengi (feat. Noel Bagwell)

    On Lawyers, Risks & The Ferengi (feat. Noel Bagwell)

    Which profession has a worse reputation - salespeople or lawyers? In this episode, Annie P. (of The Non-Sleazy Sales Academy) sits down with Noel Bagwell, Esq., arguably the most ethical lawyer of all time. Noel presents his fresh (and affordable!) approach to small business legal needs, debunks common attorney myths, and convinces Annie to read an Economics book and finally start Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. So - clearly, it's not to be missed.*Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language



    Connect with Noel through his website and LinkedIn.Please be sure to use his Profit from Legal Scorecard, as mentioned in this week's homework!


    Check out these fabulous Ferengi-Inspired Etsy finds, each made and sold by independent artists.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.

    • 50 min
    On Boldness, Speaking Up & Lady Gaga (feat. Suz Chadwick)

    On Boldness, Speaking Up & Lady Gaga (feat. Suz Chadwick)

    How are you showing up in your business? How about online? Is your brand a true representation of your brilliance? Are you amplifying the best parts of your message with confidence and charm? If not, why not?This week, Annie is joined by international branding expert and speaking coach, Suz Chadwick. Both 2nd-generation professional speakers, they share their secrets for standing out in noisy, crowded markets before tying it all to the phenomenon known as Lady Gaga. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language



    Connect with Suz through her website and Instagram.Please be sure to listen, review, and share her podcast, Brand Builder's Lab.


    Check out these fabulous Etsy finds Lady Gaga Super-fans, each made and sold by independent artists.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.

    • 35 min
    On Community, Conversation & Cobra Kai (feat. Ryan Alford)

    On Community, Conversation & Cobra Kai (feat. Ryan Alford)

    "Real wants to do business with real." We've all been told a million times that authenticity and transparency are essential, right? But - why does it actually matter? This week, big-time marketer and multi-business-owner Ryan Alford breaks it all down and reminds us that building community and customer relationships is more important now than ever before. How can we plan ahead for when the world returns to "normal?" And - most importantly - what would Mr. Miyagi do?*Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language



    Connect with Ryan through his website, Instagram, and LinkedIn.Please be sure to listen, review, and share his podcast, The Radcast.


    Check out these fabulous Etsy finds lovers of Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do, each made and sold by independent artists.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 Authority, Delegation & Jeopardy (feat. Terry McDougall)

    On Authority, Delegation & Jeopardy (feat. Terry McDougall)

    How are you investing your time and energy as a small business owner? Are you spending the majority of your workday in your zone of genius? Or - like so many of us - are you determined to do damn-near-all of it yourself only to get mired in administrative muck?This week, Annie P. Ruggles and Executive Coach Terry B. McDougall look at the solopreneur/freelancer and owner/employee dynamic. How do you know what to delegate? Is it insulting to assign certain tasks? And what does any of this have to do with the late great Alex Trebek?*Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language



    Connect with Terry through her website and LinkedIn.Please be sure to listen, review, and share her podcast, ¡Marketing Mambo!


    Check out these fabulous Etsy finds lovers of Jeopardy, each made and sold by independent artists.



    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.

    • 42 min
    On Success, Identity & The Matrix (feat. Lauren Saunders)

    On Success, Identity & The Matrix (feat. Lauren Saunders)

    "Hustle is out, alignment is in." That's art-teacher-turned-entrepreneur Lauren Saunders' motto. How are you showing up in your business every day? How will the next, more evolved, more successful version of yourself respond differently? What stale behaviors are knocking you out of flow?This week, Annie P. Ruggles and Lauren Saunders take a deep-dive into identity - exploring how our self-perception, action, and vision combine to create our outcomes - before tying it all into Neo's journey through The Matrix.*Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language



    Connect with Lauren through her website and Instagram.Be sure to listen, review, and share her podcast, The Aligned Entrepreneur.


    Check out these fabulous Etsy finds fans of The Matrix, each made and sold by independent artists.



    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.

    • 35 min
    On Audio Branding, Archetypes & The Hero's Journey (feat. Dave Monk)

    On Audio Branding, Archetypes & The Hero's Journey (feat. Dave Monk)

    Who do your prospects and clients need you to be? What approach, tone, or style will most attract them? And what if you remove the visual aspects from your brand - relying solely on your voice to make your mark?This week, Annie is joined by the marvelous Dave Monk, out of Perth, Western Australia. Dave is a podcasting expert, marketing strategist, and avid reader who shares how following The Hero's Journey (and knowing the boundaries of your archetype) can dramatically change your narrative.*Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language



    Connect with Dave by joining his mailing list.And don't forget to listen and subscribe to his podcasts, 12 Hats Radio and The Friendly Futurist!This episode contains references to the following recommended reads:The Hero and The Outlaw by Pearson and MarkHeroes, Monsters, and Messiahs by Elizabeth HirschmanMan and His Symbols by Carl G. Jungand The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell



    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.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

roseyrei_ ,

Great conversation, fun atmosphere✨

Annie has a great personality and creates such a fun atmosphere for her guests.

Love the pop culture element to the conversation too 🥳

realchristineod ,

This speaks to me!

I really dispise gross sales. This is such an awesome sales show. I would much rather sell my product within my ethics, goals and personality! Thank you for this Annie! - Podcast Coaching with Christine

Bre1976 ,

Brings life to business

Annie does an amazing job drawing a picture and sharing a beautiful story that is hilarious and insightful. She brings LIFE to business and makes strategies so much more fun!

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