What Makes a Great Story?

In the world of storytelling, it’s not just about narrating events—it’s about sharing experiences that resonate with others. I’m often asked, “What makes a great story?” The answer is simpler than you might think: a great story always has a clear point. It’s the point that makes a story worth retelling and worth hearing.  The […]

Conquering Imposter Syndrome

Today I want to tackle a topic that affects many of us in our personal and professional lives: Imposter Syndrome.  Yes, the nagging feeling that we don’t quite measure up, that we’re just faking it, and that we’ll be exposed as frauds at any moment. Imposter Syndrome is that (untrue) inner voice that whispers, “You’re not […]

Giving Up Alcohol

I want to share something deeply personal and transformative that has been a game-changer in my life: my decision to stop drinking.

My ‘Life Verse’, and why you should have one, too!

Hello everyone! Today, I want to share a piece of my heart, a cornerstone of my life that shapes who I am today. A while back, I was asked, “What’s your favorite verse of the Bible?” This is a verse that deeply resonates with who you are and guides your life in significant ways. My […]

14 Fun Facts About Me!

I’m AJ Vaden, the host and guide of this digital sanctuary. To help you decide if you want to hang out here more often, I’ve put together 14 intriguing, even entertaining, tidbits about me. So, let’s get started! 1) The Ultimate Gift: A TushyThe top spot on my favorite gifts list is occupied by an […]

Quitting v. Failing

Embracing Failure I recently shared a truly enlightening conversation with my husband, Rory Vaden. As we traveled to a speaking event in Orlando, we found ourselves blessed with a rare hour of solitude—absent from our two awesome kids, who frequently command the center of our universe. The topic at hand? Failure and quitting, a duo […]

Becoming Rejection Proof

Embracing the Salesperson Within Hey there, everyone! So, it’s not often that I chat about sales, even though it’s a big part of who I am. In fact, I’d say it’s probably the greatest skill set I have. Yup, I’m a phenomenal salesperson. I see it as an incredible gift and I’m so lucky that […]