The RIGHT Way to Ask for Feedback

Over the years, I’ve identified a “hack” to accelerate my personal and professional growth. When I tell people what this “hack” is, most of them don’t like it because it comes with a big slice of humble pie. But I guarantee you, it’s the quickest way to improve in all areas of your life.  Wanna […]

4 Reasons Why I Love Working with My Spouse 

I work directly with my spouse. In fact, we’ve worked together for 16 years. And guess what? I love it! Navigating entrepreneurship together has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Today I want to share why building a business with my spouse is a decision I would make over and over […]

It’s Never Too Late

Hey everyone, AJ Vaden here. Today, I want to share something a little different with you. It’s not just about content but a slice of inspiration, and a gentle reminder that sometimes, the best things in life take time to blossom.  The CEO’s Struggle: A Personal Brand in the Making  As many of you know, […]

3 Life Lessons From 2 Toddlers

As a mom of two adorable boys, Jasper and Liam, I’ve had my fair share of parenting highs and lows. But something that consistently amazes me is how much these two little guys have taught me about life, leadership, and my own personal growth. Today, I want to share with you three profound lessons that […]

AJ’s Takeaway: Parenting

Parenting is a complex, ever-evolving journey. Recently, I had the opportunity to read a book that has profoundly impacted my approach to parenting – Andy and Sandra Stanley’s “Parenting.” As a mom of a four and a six-year-old, I’ve entered a new phase in parenting, and this book couldn’t have come at a better time.  […]

AJ’s Takeaways: Buy Back Your Time 

In today’s fast-paced entrepreneurial world, it’s easy to get caught up in the never-ending cycle of work and lose sight of what truly matters. I’ve been there, and I know many of you have too. That’s why I’m excited to share my latest read, “Buy Back Your Time” by Dan Martell, and how its principles […]

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 […]