73 episodes

Instantly Actionable Small Business Strategies with a Pop Culture Spin

Join non-sleazy sales specialist Annie P. Ruggles and highly successful but utterly relatable 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 Monday.

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    • Business
    • 5.0 • 84 Ratings

Instantly Actionable Small Business Strategies with a Pop Culture Spin

Join non-sleazy sales specialist Annie P. Ruggles and highly successful but utterly relatable 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 Monday.

    On Creativity, Discipline & The Home Edit (feat. Molly Beran)

    On Creativity, Discipline & The Home Edit (feat. Molly Beran)

    Do you rebel against structure - or do you crave it? Does the idea of managing others or being managed make you feel supported or smothered? And how can you find the freedom and flow to bring true creativity into your business? The surprising answer - constrain yourself!

    This week, Annie P. sits down with Project Management all-star, Molly Beran. Molly knows that a lean, well-oiled, and responsive system is actually the best foundation for creative work - as long as you're structuring with your nature and your needs in mind!  Then, leaning into the old adage "tidy house, tidy mind," Molly introduces Annie to the Netflix sensation The Home Edit (which itself started as a small 2-woman business). It's a must-listen if your creative juices aren't flowing so freely. It's time to unclog your mind!

    *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.






    Connect with Molly via her website, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
    Be sure to check out the fabulous free project templates available here.

    Love to podcast and chill? This week's episode joins our Legitimate Netflix playlist - featuring lessons from Netflix Originals like Bridgerton, Grace and Frankie, and Cobra Kai.

    Craving connection, co-working, and a way to enjoy your time on LinkedIn? Join our free community, The Legitimati, and do your weekly homework with us! It's also the perfect way to rub elbows with our fabulous guests.




    Tired of feeling sleazy when you sell - or avoiding "the ask" altogether? Text the word EASY to 411-321 for Annie P's guide to ditching your sales baggage. (Outside the US? No problem! Just text EASY to 1-909-741-1321 on WhatsApp!)





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

    • 47 min
    On Shiny Objects, Trends & Westworld (feat. Mariana Padilla)

    On Shiny Objects, Trends & Westworld (feat. Mariana Padilla)

    Oh, Social Media - so vast, so distracting, so entirely overwhelming! As a small business owner, the temptation to show up on all platforms (and often!) is very real. What will actually move the needle in our business (and make us some dang money)?

    This week, Annie P. sits down with social media maven and design-pro Mariana Padilla. Mariana offers up an absolute crash course in all things social media - from Twitter to TikTok - and has a few suggestions for Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. (First off, get a haircut, dude.) It's a must-listen if you're bogged down in social tasks, uneasy about incorporating video, or are tired of "spray and pray" marketing. Then, Mariana and Annie compare social media to the crime-and-lust-ruled landscape of Westworld. Is it really that different than how we show up online? What lies beneath all the glitz and glamour of your online presence?

    *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.






    Connect with Mariana via her website, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
    Grab her free Customer Discovery Toolkit here.
    Craving connection, co-working, and a way to enjoy your time on LinkedIn? Join our free community, The Legitimati, and do your weekly homework with us! It's also the perfect way to rub elbows with our fabulous guests.




    Tired of feeling sleazy when you sell - or avoiding "the ask" altogether? Text the word EASY to 411-321 for Annie P's guide to ditching your sales baggage. (Outside the US? No problem! Just text EASY to 1-909-741-1321 on WhatsApp!)





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

    • 54 min
    On Resonance, Experimentation & Ferris Bueller's Day Off (feat. Christy Cegelski)

    On Resonance, Experimentation & Ferris Bueller's Day Off (feat. Christy Cegelski)

    Are you craving an "Easy Button?" Have you invested time, energy, and cold-hard cash on someone else's methodologies, swipe files, or get-rich-quicker schemes only to wind up with copy or offerings that are lackluster? Shake off the shame - it's time to use your voice (yes, the one you already have, quirks and all!) to magnetize your audience to you.

    This week, Annie P. sits down with conversion copywriting expert Christy Cegelski. Together, they touch on attention, manipulation, tone, and tenacity. How can we stand out as our true selves, but in a way that makes others feel fully seen? And do we need to take ourselves so dang seriously? Then, the two responsible Cameron-types take a few pages out of Ferris Bueller's playbook. It's a must-listen if you want to get more done -  but also have way more fun.

    *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.






    Grab Christy's free guide to writing emails that sell here and don't forget to check out her podcast, Captivate + Convert!

    Craving connection, co-working, and a way to enjoy your time on LinkedIn? Join our free community, The Legitimati, and do your weekly homework with us! It's also the perfect way to rub elbows with our fabulous guests.




    Tired of feeling sleazy when you sell - or avoiding "the ask" altogether? Text the word EASY to 411-321 for Annie P's guide to ditching your sales baggage. (Outside the US? No problem! Just text EASY to 1-909-741-1321 on WhatsApp!)





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

    • 46 min
    On Emotion, Connection & Veronica Mars (feat. Stephanie Cleary)

    On Emotion, Connection & Veronica Mars (feat. Stephanie Cleary)

    Promoting a business while a war rages and the pandemic drags on is a weird freaking sensation. Your body says "go back to bed and stay there" but your brand demands you get out there and "PERFORM, dammit!" How can we be conscious, concerned citizens of the world and responsible business owners at the same time? The official answer: feel your feels, y'all.

    This week, Annie P. is joined by trauma coach, financial wizard, and dear friend Stephanie Cleary. It's a candid conversation that spans dealing with fear, disgust, burnout, doubt, stress, longing, and deep sadness, but with plenty of laughs and insights along the way. Then, the two mystery-lovers explore the power of scrappiness, community, and self-reliance as demonstrated by high-school Private Eye, Veronica Mars. Finally, Annie brings it all home with homework centered on exploding your network through genuine admiration.

    *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.

    This week's homework utilizes The Dream 100, refined and popularized by the king of traffic, Russell Brunson. Here is a great video that outlines the theory and process in detail, thanks to Funnel Hacking Live.





    Connect with Stephanie through her website and Instagram!

    Both Stephanie and Annie are working toward certifications in The Trauma of Money and want to shout out this important, powerful work.

    Craving connection, co-working, and a way to enjoy your time on LinkedIn? Join our free community, The Legitimati, and do your weekly homework with us! It's also the perfect way to rub elbows with our fabulous guests.




    Tired of feeling sleazy when you sell - or avoiding "the ask" altogether? Text the word EASY to 411-321 for Annie P's guide to ditching your sales baggage. (Outside the US? No problem! Just text EASY to 1-909-741-1321 on WhatsApp!)





    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 show grow, so thank you for the boost.

    • 53 min
    On High-Ticket Selling, Integrity & The Lion King (feat. Isaac Ho)

    On High-Ticket Selling, Integrity & The Lion King (feat. Isaac Ho)

    Are you operating in integrity with your price point? Moreover, are you working in harmony with your expertise? It's so easy to fall out of sync with our own teaching and methods from time to time. But, being a shoeless cobbler is risky in more ways than one - it can rob us of our credibility, legitimacy, sanity, and even health! How can we rise to the occasion of raising our rates, while remaining true and compassionate toward ourselves?

    This week, Annie P. (notorious low-ticket evangelist) changes her mind about high-ticket selling with the help of sensational salesman and exceptional human, Isaac Ho. Isaac pulls so much inspiration, strategy, and even mentorship out of Simba's journey from Pride Rock and back again and asks each of us the questions - are we scavenging for grubs when we should be dining only on the finest zebras? And, how can our own growth and success elevate the people who have always had our backs?

    *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.






    Connect with Isaac through his website and Facebook!

    Craving connection, co-working, and a way to enjoy your time on LinkedIn? Join our free community, The Legitimati, and do your weekly homework with us! It's also the perfect way to rub elbows with our fabulous guests.




    Tired of feeling sleazy when you sell - or avoiding "the ask" altogether? Text the word EASY to 411-321 for Annie P's guide to ditching your sales baggage. (Outside the US? No problem! Just text EASY to 1-909-741-1321 on WhatsApp!)





    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 show grow, so thank you for the boost.

    • 55 min
    On Accountability, Energy Management & The Lord of the Rings (feat. Steven Hyatt)

    On Accountability, Energy Management & The Lord of the Rings (feat. Steven Hyatt)

    Even the most mundane entrepreneurial workdays can feel like epic, near-impossible tests sometimes. We have so many details to keep track of, tasks to complete, shiny objects to avoid - and it seems like the bigger our hearts are, the shakier our boundaries become. How can we give ourselves the best chance of success?

    In this week's tender and hilarious episode, Steven Hyatt, The Accountability Wizard, offers two key ingredients of lasting success: energy management and companionship! He dismantles the myth of multitasking, illuminates the philosophy of Flow and how to achieve more of it, and keeps Annie P. laughing. Then, they embark on a journey through their mutual favorite film trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings (as perfected by Peter Jackson). He's a Gandalf, she's a Pippin, and together, this episode is unforgettable.

    *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.






    Connect with Steve through his website, Facebook and LinkedIn!




    Tired of feeling sleazy when you sell - or avoiding "the ask" altogether? Text the word EASY to 411-321 for Annie P's guide to ditching your sales baggage. (Outside the US? No problem! Just text EASY to 1-909-741-1321 on WhatsApp!)





    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

ReenaWatts ,

Lean into your YOU-ness

I am so glad I found this podcast, tons of value and well produced!!! I love your voice, and your flare Annie, I will be binging!
Reena Friedman Watts
Host of the Better Call Daddy Show

Stlmo1942 ,

Great business tips with a fun twist1

Annie provides tips you can put into action right away - keeping steps simple while sometimes diving deep into topics and the emotional aspects of being an entreprenuer. Very helpful!

Mxsandy12 ,

Great business and pop culture combo!

Really made me think and a great listen that’s super helpful!!

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