Too Legitimate to Quit

Annie Passanisi Ruggles

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.

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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!

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Nov 22

49 min 35 sec

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!

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Nov 8

44 min 52 sec

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!

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Nov 1

55 min 10 sec

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!

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Oct 25

38 min 42 sec

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!

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Oct 20

31 min 5 sec

There are approximately 9 billion things to consider when you put your message out into the world. What the heck should you say? Which words should you use? Which persona should you play? Does everything have to be so dang dramatic/traumatic? What if folks don't like what you have to say? This week, Annie P. is joined by storytelling expert Seth Erickson. In this jam-packed episode, they discuss why so many marketing campaigns and memoirs miss the mark, the critical importance of emotion, and the role we play as mentors. Are you an Obi-Wan, a Yoda, or a Skywalker? *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Download the 1st chapter of Seth's brand new book, "How to Hack Humans," right here before it comes out this Friday, October 15th. Connect with Seth through his LinkedIn and Instagram. 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!

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Oct 11

43 min 59 sec

If you want to have a thriving small business (not to mention be a good human) in 2021, things like "diversity" and "equity" can't just be buzzwords. They must be chosen, advocated for, and practiced daily. But, how can we go beyond lip service and bring our values into our company culture - even if we aren't hiring and our company culture is just our own attitude? This week, Annie P. is joined by Melissa Marcelissen, a Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, specializing in Inclusive Leadership Development. She shares about how to make our tiny empires more inclusive and benevolent while addressing our own privilege and blind spots.  Then, they unpack the magic recipe that turns individual voices into killer groups, Pitch Perfect style! *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Melissa through her website, Instagram and LinkedIn! Join Melissa's Lead Up! community 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!

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Oct 5

42 min 29 sec

What's more important - the plan or the action? When is a rock-solid strategy essential and when is it just a distraction? And how can we rise up against the constant looming threats of perfectionism, procrastination, and doubt? This week, Annie P. is joined by her longtime coach, collaborator & champion, Coach Jennie. She specializes in helping impatiently ambitious people figure out how to stop squandering their potential so they can get on with the business of changing the world. Together, they define critical terms like "Infocrack" and "Hilda fits" before diving into the entrepreneurial efforts of Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and Breaking Bad. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Coach Jennie through her website, Instagram and YouTube. And don't forget to check out her fabulous book, Hilda. 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!

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Sep 27

41 min 24 sec

Is your business kind enough? Is your marketing loud and bold enough? According to superstar author and business giant Mike Michalowicz, these two questions likely have the same answer. It's phenomenally easy to fall into the trap of dimming your light, hiding from your prospects, or going along with the herd. How can a heart-centered business truly stand out - and profit! - in authentic, proud, valuable ways? This week, Annie P. has the great pleasure of interviewing one of her heroes. Mike Michalowicz is a force in the entrepreneurial world and author of some of the best books on the market including Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, and Clockwork. In this interview, he drops gem after hilarious gem for underdogs out there trying to make a difference and carve a legacy simultaneously. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Mike through his Facebook and YouTube. His brand new book, Get Different, debuts this week!  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!

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Sep 20

51 min 27 sec

How do you view yourself within your business? Are you a small business owner, a founder, a CEO? And how do you claim your business? Is it your purpose, your vision, your livelihood, or just your job? The terms may not vary all that much on paper but they certainly feel different. So often, we downplay our efforts (and our place in our industries) until things are absolutely perfect. But - that perfection is a glossy myth. How can we compete in a filtered world as our real selves? This week, Annie P. is joined by the fabulous Liz Theresa of Liz on Biz. Liz is a copy-pro, website creator, and coach who reminds us that a big break isn't something you wait for - it's something you make. Then, she and Annie dish about Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, and the phenomenon known as Friends. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Liz through her Instagram and LinkedIn. Her free training is available at freecopyvideo.com. Don't forget to check out her podcast, Liz on Biz! 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!

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Sep 13

46 min 30 sec

What makes your business truly magical? How can you grab and keep the rapt attention of your prospects? And is it manipulative to do so? This week, Annie P. is joined by mentalist, speaker, and "the greatest thought-leader of all time," Jonathan Pritchard. Jonathan explains why people so seldom own their excellence - even while in active pursuit of it - and cautions us about the damage done by confusion before diving into lessons learned from the martial arts classic, Enter The Dragon. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Jonathan through his website, business and LinkedIn. Check out his book at www.ThinkLikeAMindReader.com 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!

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Aug 30

48 min 44 sec

Is "Relationship Marketing" a quantity or quality game? What's more important - leaving a lasting 1st impression or keeping in touch? And how can we stand out in crowded markets - even if we're introverts, camera-shy, or behind-the-scenes-types? This week, Annie P. is joined by her dear friend Nikki Nash, author of Market Your Genius (available 8/24 all over the dang place), podcast host, and brilliant marketer. Nikki has a knack for uncovering the best and most unique aspects of brains and brands and gives her tips on how to explode a business that is 100% Obviously You. Then, she fulfills Annie P.'s lifelong fantasy by giving her a reason to gush about Dame Angela Lansbury "on a work thing." Download the scripts for this week's homework here. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Nikki through her website and Instagram. And don't forget to check out her wonderful book, Market Your Genius which launches tomorrow, 8/24/21! 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!

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Aug 23

51 min 52 sec

What are your goals for the rest of 2021? What wins would you love to usher in by New Year's Eve? How have your goals shifted thanks to everything we've collectively been through in the last 18 months? This week, Annie P. is joined by the fabulous Debra Eckerling, award-winning author of "Your Goal Guide."  Debra walks Annie through The DEB Method - her strategy for identifying meaningful goals, clearing away the junk that stands in your way, and bringing them into being. Far from your average "goal-person," Debra drops gem after gem in this episode before taking a song-filled deep-dive into the world of Cage & Fish and their favorite attorney, Ally McBeal. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Debra through her website and Instagram. And don't forget to check out her wonderful book, Your Goal Guide and her Write On community. Feeling musically motivated? Give a listen to Debra's cousin JP Saxe's "theme song of the now," If The World Was Ending. And when you're ready to write your own theme song, head over to PowerSongs.ca! 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!

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Aug 16

53 min 22 sec

What the heck does intentionality actually look like? How do you know if you're showing up in a way that fulfills all the labels you've put on yourself? And how can we cut through the noise and connect with our clients, colleagues, and prospects in a way that fosters truth, connection, and joy? This week, Annie P. is rendered speechless by bold, warm, and brilliant Chantelle Andercastle. A business strategist and web designer, Chantelle shares her vast knowledge about how to decide what is truly important, how to go beyond "intention," and how you must treat your #1 business asset ...yourself. Then, they deep-dive into their shared passion for the feel-good force, dope soul, and hella ethics known as "The Good Place." *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Chantelle through her website and Instagram. And don't forget to check out her own podcast, The Aligned Action podcast! 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!

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Aug 9

45 min 55 sec

Tell most small business owners you work in sales and they look at you like you have three heads - and that stigma extends to the very act of selling in heart-centered small businesses. We don't want to cheapen our clients' experience or put a price on our gifts - so we market and market and market forever until we ultimately burnout or die. This week, Annie P. Ruggles is joined by the fabulous Katrina Summers. Although they serve different clients in wildly different sales environments, their hearts align perfectly in the truth that selling is truly a gateway to serving. Packed with warmth, heart, and practical takeaways, Katrina and Annie prove that big hearts can lead to big profits before pulling lessons out of Cher's music and film legacy. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Katrina through her website and Instagram. 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!

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Jul 26

46 min 8 sec

It's been said that entrepreneurs are people that do hard things on purpose. (Yay?) Although it has never been easier to express yourself on a worldwide stage and to profit from your platform - it's still a day-to-day challenge. What lessons are hiding within our own resistance? What tasks or goals are we clinging onto that are simply out of our element? This week, Annie P. is joined by artist, curator, advocate, and fearless non-profit leader, Evan LaRuffa. Between his thriving arts organization, IPaintMyMind, and his art career, Evan is a wealth of knowledge on what it takes to make it - AND how not to lose yourself in the process. It's a must-listen for "starving artists," change-makers, and Big Lebowski fans. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Learn all about what IPaintMyMind is doing to merge art, innovation, connection, and service at IPaintMyMind.org And don't forget to check out Evan's own art at www.evanlaruffa.com 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!

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Jul 19

47 min 11 sec

Buzzword, Buzzword, Word Salad, Credentials. Is this the recipe for compelling copy? HECK NO. We are living in the most connected era ever - which means that your voice can easily reach more people than ever before. But, what should you say and how should you say it? How can you rise above the noise? This week, Annie P. is joined by super-genius and neverending well of 90s pop culture knowledge, K. Layne Crawford. Layne's copywriting experience spans from legal to adult entertainment to whiskey to software and beyond, so their knowledge of tone, style, and messaging is unparalleled. Then, Layne and Annie discuss the many businesses of It's Always Sunny... such as Kitten Mittens and Wolf Cola!  *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Layne through their website and Instagram. Attorneys and other legal pros, be sure to check out their marketing crash course just for you at https://www.marketyourlawfirm.com. 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!

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Jul 12

46 min 31 sec

"I love my clients!" Hopefully, all small business owners have said this from time to time. But, love is a verb. What does it mean to actually show up for your ideal clients in a loving but still professional way? Are you showering them with gifts of your time, praise, or attention only for your gestures to fall flat? You may not be speaking your clients' love languages correctly! This week, Annie P. is joined by fabulous Strategy Maverick Anika Repole Wilson. Anika has completely re-interpreted Gary Chapman's 1992 classic, The 5 Love Languages, just for client-devoted, service-obsessed small business owners. She offers gem after gem in this episode, and always brings us back to the truth that service without boundaries is unhealthy, but your care for the right kind of client could evolve into a lasting, lucrative relationship. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Anika through her website and Instagram. Be sure to download her Client Compatibility guide, 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!

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Jul 6

48 min 36 sec

Do big dreams require even bigger egos? How much "look at me! look at me!" energy is actually required when you're building a name for yourself? And, what are the differences between showing up, showing off, and just being a big, braggy showboat? This week, Annie P. is joined by the powerhouse known as The Amanda Wagner. Amanda is on a mission to be "at the scale of Oprah" and commands a wealth of knowledge on ambition, drive, and getting sh*t done. Dubbed "The Michelle Visage of Entrepreneurship" (by Annie), Amanda is also a die-hard Drag Racer and shares her favorite tips and tricks inspired by some of Mama Ru's fiercest competitors. Happy Pride Month to all our LBGTQIA+ listeners and allies!! We love your love! *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Amanda through her website, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Be sure to check out her own podcast, The Amanda Wagner Podcast! Check out these fabulous Etsy finds inspired by Drag Race, 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!

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Jun 28

56 min 15 sec

Who is in charge of your small business? For most of our listeners, the answer is YOU - and yet, you're likely stuck playing by someone else's rules. Why? How can you forge ahead in your life and calling with bravery, passion, grit, tenacity, resilience, and pride? What will change for you when you allow yourself to reinvent and reinvest in our #1 asset - YOU?! This week, Annie P. is joined by the phenomenal Heather Vickery. Heather is an expert in all things BRAVE - including boundaries that keep small biz owners safe and in their zone of genius and actions that will plant them back on solid ground. Then, Heather and Annie gush about Shonda Rimes and the swoon-worthy Netflix sensation, Bridgerton, and the power of reimagining things. Happy Pride Month to all our LBGTQIA+ listeners and allies!! We love your love! *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Heather through her website and Instagram. Be sure to check out her own podcast, The Brave Files. Annie P's beloved book club, The Cl*terary Coven highly recommends the writing of: Tessa Dare, Courtney Milan, Beverly Jenkins, Alisha Rai, Alyssa Cole, Sarah MacLean, Joanna Shupe, Kit Rocha, Suleika Snyder, Marie Piper, Talia Hibbert, Megan Frampton, Lavyrle Spencer, Alexia Daria, Lorraine Heath, Eva Leigh, Cathy Maxwell, Lisa Kleypas, Adriana Anders, Sophie Jordan, and Casey McQuinston. Please discover them by supporting our favorite romance bookstore, Love's Sweet Arrow. Check out these fabulous Etsy finds Bridgerton romantics, 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!

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Jun 21

49 min 21 sec

Do your clients bring joy into your life - not in the form of the money they give you, but in terms of their presence in your life? Contrary to popular belief, entrepreneurship is a JOB and a freaking hard one. But, surrounding yourself with people that fill you up with laughter, support, or comfort? It can mean the difference between self-employment that feels like a slog and an empire that feeds your soul. This week, Annie P. is joined by one of her very favorite humans, Laura Khalil. Laura is an expert on the sweet spot where communication, marketing, and ideal clients converge. Together, they talk about how to foster joyful relationships, find better peers, and bounce back from haters - before diving into the pancake-making, drill-carrying legend known as Uncle Buck. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Laura through her website, Instagram and LinkedIn and don't forget to check out her amazing podcast, Brave By Design! Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for Uncle Buck lovers, 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!

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Jun 14

57 min 29 sec

Words matter. Doesn't that feel like the understatement of the year? And yet, when it comes to how we talk to our prospects, our clients, and OURSELVES the language we use so often gets away from us. How can we truly persuade others and motivate ourselves with so much noise in the world? This week, Annie P. is joined by Paul Ross, speaker, author, hypnotist, and more! Paul is a world-recognized persuasion master who brings to the table a variety of cutting-edge skills and decades of experience. You will fall in love with his no-nonsense style. Then, they swerve into all things superheroes to discuss how we can all show up in a bolder, more symbolic way. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Paul through his website, where you can download the first chapters of his book Subtle Words That Sell and a bunch of bonuses! Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for Batman 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!

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Jun 9

39 min 49 sec

To be a small business owner is to be bombarded with constant advice: well-intentioned on-looker feedback, super expensive pay-by-the-hour expertise, emails from opinionated internet strangers, you know how it goes. What might change for us if we honored our instincts and went with our guts? This week, Annie P. is joined by Keshia Butler-Thomas aka Life Coach Kesh. Keshia is an expert in standing out online - without succumbing to dumb stunts, one-size-fits-all strategies, or pretending to be someone else. Then, they take a deep dive into a lasting mutual love - for the never-to-be-topped-original Coming to America. Are you ready to let your Soul Glow? *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Keshia through her website and Instagram. Be sure to check out her TV show, Stop Surviving & Start Thriving. Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for fans of the classic, 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!

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Jun 1

51 min 56 sec

How much priority should we put on ourselves as small business owners? If we are the face, the voice, and the visionary of our brands - so why is it so hard to treat ourselves right? Does having clear boundaries and enforcing them make you narcissistic? Today, Annie P. is joined by Naketa Ren Thigpen who is recognized as the #1 Balance & Relationship Advisor in the World. Naketa has a fresh, empowering take on what it means to be selfish (she wrote the book on it!) in order to achieve what she calls WHOLE SUCCESS. Then, Annie and Naketa explore the intimate and haunting Netflix sensation, Malcolm & Marie. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Naketa through her website, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Check out her YouTube channel and her book, Selfish: Permission to Pause, Live, Love and Laugh Your Way to Joy. 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! Update Description

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May 24

45 min 49 sec

What's the best way to build a business without burnout? What if you can only dedicate a third of your time to your dream? How do you know if you're doing enough of the right things - and what is just noise? And what does any of it have to do with cake? Today, Annie P. is joined by Holly Marie Haynes, side hustle expert, lifetime Royal Family enthusiast, and creator of The CAKE method. Holly's system is astoundingly simple yet undeniably powerful. Plus, Annie and Holly take a moment to draw inspiration from Queen Elizabeth's long reign, and the brave, bold departure of Harry and Meghan. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Be sure to check out Holly's free Side Hustle Starter Kit and her podcast Crush the Rush. Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for fans of Harry and Meghan supporters, 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!

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May 17

38 min 1 sec

You know your market, your value proposition, and even your competitors' playbook - but how well do you know yourself? This week, TLTQ takes a walk on the woo-side of success with the marvelous and magnetic Randi Lee. Human Design is like if Astrology, Quantum Physics, and the Enneagram had a baby and that baby amazingly knew everything about you. Even hardened skeptics will agree that it provides a powerful Owners Manual for your brain. What secrets might Human Design have in store for/about YOU and what the heck does any of it have to do with PT Barnum? *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Randi through her website and Instagram. Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for fans of The Greatest Showman, 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!

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May 10

41 min 10 sec

What comes first - a polished, magnetic message or the perfect platform? What really matters when it comes to visibility - is it truly all about your eyeliner or backdrop? How can a camera-shy business owner make a lasting impact? This week, Annie P. is joined by the brilliant Margy Feldhuhn, CEO of Interview Connections and true crime enthusiast. This episode is jam-packed with gems about storytelling, style, and finding your own spotlight. Plus, Margy shares tips on how to prepare for your brightest (and darkest) moments. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language. Connect with Margy's company, Interview Connections, through their Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and website. Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for Dateline 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!

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May 3

41 min 4 sec

How much of you is too much? We hear about authenticity, transparency, and uniqueness all the dang time. But, what does it really feel like to show up as 100% you? Is resilience a prerequisite or is it earned? And, how do we get past the fear of being judged? This week's guest, Dre Valenzuela (aka The Cussing Coach) is no stranger to showing up bravely and boldly. From her language to her no-nonsense coaching style, Dre has crafted a brand all her own and made it profitable in under a year- during a pandemic! She and Annie P. discuss their own struggles with visibility and "toning it down" and draw inspiration from the unapologetic Queen of the Flute, Lizzo. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language - no seriously. F-Bombs abound. Connect with Dre through her Instagram. Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for Lizzo 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.

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Apr 26

45 min 27 sec

Are you growing your business with your wellbeing in mind? Are you showing up with your profit in mind? According to this week's guest, the "secret sauce" of fulfillment is mastering both simultaneously. Easier said than done? Not when you bring intentionality and real data to your day-to-day operations. Sandra Francisco has helped hundreds of small businesses launch, stand out, and scale. In this episode, she has a beautiful way of making everything from accounting to systems sound soothing and empowering. Then, in our pop culture segment, she proves that she's definitely the Grace to Annie P.'s Frankie.  *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Connect with Sandra through her website. Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for Grace and Frankie 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.

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Apr 19

53 min 37 sec

What keeps your fans returning, year after year? What stays in their hearts and grows with them? And - what is just noise? For most small businesses knowing what to ditch, what to delay, and what to double down on is a constant battle. What should we do when we simply cannot do it all? In this week's episode, Annie P. is joined by Crista Grasso, serial entrepreneur with a heart of gold. Crista is an expert in whittling your business down to what truly matters - and what truly matters to her is Bret Michaels. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Connect with Crista through her website and Instagram. Please be sure to listen, review, and share her podcast, The Lean Out Your Business Podcast Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for Bret Michaels 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.

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Apr 12

44 min 11 sec

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.

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Apr 5

50 min 31 sec

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.

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Mar 29

35 min 17 sec

"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.

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Mar 22

44 min 7 sec

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.

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Mar 15

42 min 45 sec

"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.

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Mar 8

35 min

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 Mark Heroes, Monsters, and Messiahs by Elizabeth Hirschman Man and His Symbols by Carl G. Jung and 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.

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Mar 1

39 min 40 sec

Does the sight of red ink give you flashbacks to Grade School English? Many of us carry that typo-trauma with us into adulthood and our entrepreneurial endeavors. How can we publish our brilliance without our voice being tainted? This week, Annie P. sits down with her favorite editor, Alexandra Uth (known for her Purple Pencils). Together, they'll explore best practices for bringing books and other written works into the world - and tie it all to the most famous Doctor(s) in all of Time and Space. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Connect with Alexandra through her website and LinkedIn. Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for Whovians, 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.

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Feb 22

40 min 39 sec

How can we keep ourselves - our egos, our ideas, our best and dearest character traits - safe in the increasingly connected, digital, demanding  Small Business world? What role does intuition play in the ambitious pursuit of your Purpose? This week, TLTQ takes a walk on the woo-side with Ciara Rubin - lightworker, spiritual teacher, and Disney superfan. We discuss all things energy and tenacity, and explore what it really feels like to go "Into the Unknown." *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Connect with Ciara through YouTube Channel and Instagram. Click here to join her #LightworkerSocial Challenge! Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for lovers Frozen and Frozen II, 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.

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Feb 15

45 min 53 sec

What the heck is a brand anyway? How do you know yours is sending the right message out into the world? Too many small businesses struggle with finding the perfect fit - where cleverness, color, cohesion, and clarity combine. This week, Annie P. returns to Schitt's Creek accompanied by lettering artist, entrepreneur, and brand designer Chelsie Tamms. Together, they deep dive into branding, re-branding, and working with a professional artist - and pick apart some beloved Schitt's Creek props and locales. **Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Connect with Chelsie through her website and Instagram. Click here to learn more about her Self-Made Artist Academy! Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for lovers of Schitt's Creek and Cafe Tropical, 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.

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Feb 8

38 min 30 sec

Small business owners can be so wildly sensitive about their writing. I certainly have been. We desperately want everything to come out exactly right every time - but don't trust our own skill. AND/OR the idea of letting someone else speak for you? Forget it! No way! How can we stop being so precious and start converting clients? This week, seasoned copywriter Kelsey Hoff sits down with Annie P. to give writers a permission slip or two, demystify working with a professional, and explain why every David needs a Patrick. *Spoiler alert: this episode contains info about Schitt's Creek's final season. **Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Connect with Kelsey through her website and LinkedIN. Need a place to start your Idea Inventory? Here's a free Trello template. Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for lovers of Schitt's Creek and Rose Apothecary, 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

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Feb 1

37 min 48 sec

Launching a business takes gumption and a dream. Sustaining that business? Well, that requires patience, tenacity, support, and a rock-solid plan. How can we take our profitability seriously without killing what's shiny? On this raucous episode, Annie P. is joined by the utterly hilarious Mel McSherry, a coach, author, prioritization expert, and fellow Ravenclaw. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode loads of contains colorful language Special note: As we mention in the episode, author JK Rowling's blatant transphobia is profoundly damaging. Unsure why? Please check out this breakdown from last month's Glamour Magazine and this open letter, written by Daniel Radcliffe, for The Trevor Project. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider making a donation while you are there. Connect with Mel through the free resources on her website and Instagram. Check out these marvelous Dumbledore's Army tributes, each made and sold by independent artists on Etsy. 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

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Jan 25

38 min 46 sec

Business is about risk - yet so many entrepreneurs cling to what is comfortable. The entrepreneurial mindset requires a lot of unlearning - of rules, standards, and restrictions. How can we push past hesitation and into innovation? This week, the utterly sensational Rhonda Glynn joins Annie to talk about her own path into entrepreneurship, to explore how femininity can fuel authenticity, and to draw parallels to unapologetic rap queen Megan Thee Stallion. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Connect with Rhonda through her website and LinkedIN. Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for Megan Thee Stallion 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

Jan 18

46 min 53 sec

Your competitors are loud - how can you hope to be heard above their noise? The tried and true strategy of Public Relations may be your secret weapon as more media attention shifts to small ventures than ever before. This week, agency-vet-turned-founder of A La Carte Media Consulting, Christa Chavez Martay and Annie P. explore the ins and outs of paid media and advertising and draw inspiration from their cherished record collections. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Connect with Christa through her website and Instagram. Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for vinyl lovers, 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

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Jan 11

29 min 59 sec

Video marketing outperforms other methods time and time again - and yet, many small business owners remain camera shy. Why and at what cost? This week, Annie P. sits down with digital marketer extraordinaire Nick Bonitatibus to talk about two opposing forces: the willpower to be more visible – and the fear that keeps us from hitting "record." *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Check out his Nick's free/fabulous training, How To Effectively Generate Leads With Video Connect with Nick through his website and Instagram. Check out these fabulous Green Lantern-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.

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Jan 4

30 min 53 sec

Most small business owners I know would rather have a root canal than dig into their financial information. Why is money - even our own money - so intimidating? This week, Kate Grayson, Money Coach and Founder of Beyond Money, joins Annie P. to take the sting out of facing your finances, and to explore how depictions of the middle class may skew our definitions of success. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Connect with Kate through her website and Instagram. Check out these fabulous Gossip Girl-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.

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Dec 2020

37 min 48 sec

There are approximately 9 billion pieces of content about starting a small business - but sustaining that business? Not so much. What does it take to find your footing in your market, and how can you stay put once you reach the top? Strategic storyteller and Dave Matthews Band devotee, Bryce Conlan chats with Annie P. about the importance of tenacity, flexibility, and finding the right backup. Warning: This episode contains spoilers for "The Epic of Gilgamesh." *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Connect with Bryce through LinkedIN and The Narrative Advantage website. Check out these wonderful DMB-inspired Etsy finds, each made and sold by independent artists - https://pin.it/1mGjuQp 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.

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Dec 2020

35 min 52 sec

As small business owners, our products and services are precious to us. We are eager to tell the whole world about them - but doing so means we must take risks. Does hearing "no" ever get easier? Baker, fruit and veggie peddler, and multipotentialite Positively Penny sits down with Annie P. (who also has a Musical Theatre degree) and shares how being a professional actor changed her relationship with rejection and inspires her selling style. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Connect with Penny through Facebook and Instagram. Check out these fabulous Etsy finds for theatre lovers - 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 week.

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Dec 2020

37 min 50 sec

We hear so much about authenticity, transparency, and the need to stand out. But what does any of that actually mean - and how do you know if you're showing the right sides of yourself? Therapist-turned-coach Diann Wingert sits down with Annie P. to share her own path out of evangelism and into irreverent cartoons and her instructions for letting your freak flag fly effectively. *Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language Connect with Diann via her website and Instagram! Check out these marvelous Ren & Stimpy 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 week.

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Dec 2020

30 min 43 sec

We launch in ONE week on 12/7/2020. Here's a little treat to hold you over. (Theme by the fabulous Riley Horbacio. Cover art by the brilliant Francois Vigneault.)

Dec 2020

33 sec