Focus On Your Best Output

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I love the New Year. It’s like a giant reset button every 365 days.

There were a lot of things I wanted to reset from last year. But I’m not dwelling on them.

What I am doing is refocusing on my Best in 2018. What Best means to me:

  • Using my Best talents on a daily basis
  • Making the Best use of my time
  • Find the Best way(s) of providing value
  • Spending time with the Best people (friends, family, clients, others) who support, inspire and nurture me
  • Working on being the Best husband, father, professional and friend

If I were to grade my own outputs from the past year…my biggest failures were the times I spent doing things that didn’t align with my greater purpose in life and what brings the most value to myself and others.

  • I avoided some challenges I really wanted to pursue, like doing more videos. (I let myself feel inadequate and anxious about what “other people” would think. Including people close to me.)
  • Meanwhile, I also wasted time on “interesting” vs. vital pursuits. I had to continually remind myself of this…which is increasingly difficult in our always-on, always-connected culture.

I’m excited about the fresh calendar ahead. What about you? How are you planning to be your Best self this year?

Photo credit: Steve Halama on Unsplash

Brandon Uttley is a seasoned web marketing and public relations professional with three decades of experience.

Currently, he is CEO of Go For Launch, which provides marketing strategy and communications support to companies ranging from startups to established entities.

Prior to his current roles, Uttley cofounded and was CEO of Command Partners, a digital marketing agency. He also confounded and was president of carbonhouse, inc., a nationally recognized web design firm.

Uttley also served as director of public relations at Luquire George Andrews for five years, and an account manager at Epley Associates/Public Relations for three years. Brandon was the 2009 president of the Charlotte chapter of Public Relations Society of America, and he is an accredited member of PRSA National.

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