First & Last Name Elijah Aden
Company Aden Pressure Washing
Title/Occupation Co-Owner
Phone 402-580-1428
Tell us about your family. My wife, Noelle, and I have three kids. Emmery (6 years old), Oaklan (3 years old) and Cleo (6 months old).
What would be the theme song of your life right now? I’d say it would have to be a tie between “How Far I’ll Go” from the Moana soundtrack and “Let It Go” from the Frozen soundtrack just because I’ve heard each of those songs at least 2,000 times.
What are you currently reading or listening to? Your Next Five Moves by Patrick Bet-David and $100M Offers by Alex Hormozi
Name a recent movie you watched that blew you away. The most recent movies I’ve seen are Trolls and Sing 2. Between those two movies, I’d have to pick Sing 2.
What are you currently binge-watching? I recently finished watching Suits and now I’ve been watching Ballers.
Best restaurant you’ve ever been to? I’m not sure about the best restaurant, but the best burger I’ve had was the brisket smashy burger from Norm’s on 48th.
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? I pretty much eat the same meal every day now. It’s either hamburger or chicken, both with a side of mixed veggies.
Favorite place you’ve traveled? Noelle and I have stayed at Couples Negril in Jamaica twice now and are planning our next trip there. Most relaxing place we’ve been to, hands down.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Firefighter
Where are you from? Where did you go to school? I was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. I attended Southwest High School and then went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? I have summited six 14,000 ft mountains in Colorado.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done? I ate crickets while on my honeymoon in Mexico. They weren’t terrible, but I’d be fine with never eating them again.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? According to my 6-year-old it is making fires (in our fireplace) and reading.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? The ability to be in multiple places at the same time. That would really help free up my schedule.
When you’re not working, how do you enjoy spending your time? I love spending time with my family and being outdoors hunting/fishing.
Who is someone who’s made a big impact on your life? Why? My kids. They’ve given me a different perspective and lens to look at life through.
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? I’d like to trade places with my 85-year-old self. I think that would give such a great perspective on everything you go through day-to-day juggling growing a business and raising a family.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? Having the opportunity to go back in time and break bread with Jesus would be my top choice by far.
What do you/did you love the most about your job? I love the challenge that running a business presents. Being a business owner has pushed me outside of my comfort zone.
What experiences and past roles have led you to where you are today? While in college I participated in a business internship where I was in charge of running a painting business.
What career advice do you live by? Who gave it to you? While running the painting business for the internship I had while in college I learned that taking ownership was an essential skill to have.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be? Why? I don’t have anyone specific in mind. I love chatting with other business owners and hearing what has brought them success. I know there is a lot that I don’t know.
What’s one skill you’d like to develop or sharpen this year? I’d like to continue to develop my marketing and sales skills.
What are your future goals and aspirations for your career? I’d like to continue to grow Aden Pressure Washing so we can provide more jobs and help more people take pride in their properties.
How long have you been a member of HBAL? I believe we’ve been members for about 4 years now.
How has your career benefited from being a member of HBAL? We have done work for and partnered with a couple other HBAL businesses. Along with the networking, being in HBAL helps create a level of trust among other contractors and customers.
What is your favorite HBAL event and why? The Chili Cook-off. I enjoy cooking and eating chili.
Any tips or advice for new HBAL members? Connect with other members and absorb as much knowledge as you can.

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