Calum Best, a television personality and entrepreneur, known for his appearances on programmes such as Love Island and Celebrity big Brother has teamed up with his business partner Mark Joseph to launch Best Me Life, a journal and lifestyle brand enthusing Productivity and Mindfulness with daily gratitude, goal setting, affirmations and daily discipline for a Best Me Life. They speak regularly at schools in conjunction with the NSPCC, to corporate sales teams, businesses companies about how to improve their personal or professional input for a better life output.
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Growing up as the son of George Best who was for much as Calum’s life a very part time and alcoholic Dad was hard. For anyone who has read Calum’s book Second Best: My Dad and Me they will instantly understand why Calum has struggled.
As the book intro says: Calum Best should have had it all. As the only son of world-famous footballing legend George Best and his first wife Angie, a gorgeous English model, Calum was born into a world of privilege and opportunity. But his father’s fame came at a price, and George’s playing career was soon overshadowed by his playboy lifestyle and an increasing dependence on the comforting embrace of alcohol. Whilst his tumultuous later years could never diminish the memories of the peerless, often breath-taking, quality of his football, they had a profound effect on Calum.
Growing up with his mother in California, Calum’s visits to see his father in England were all too rare, and he cherished every moment he could spend in the company of the man he adored. But as George’s alcoholism spiralled out of control, inebriation frequently led to violence and George’s self-destruction spilled over onto his son. Vivid, deeply moving, brave and honest, Second Best is the heart-breaking story of their relationship. It is a powerful tale of love and suffering, of an absent father and his wayward son, and of a family torn apart by addiction.
Part of Calum’s journey was writing down his goals and dreams. He then dedicated his focus and took small steps daily towards achieving them. He understood that without doing the "Goal Maths" it would be impossible to achieve these goals; they needed to be at the forefront of his day, every day.
He remained thankful for where he was, gave back to those who helped him get there, appreciated small victories and stayed positive about the future through planning. Calum's three goals in 2013 were, "Write my first book” "Execute my own fragrance line" and "Release and feature in a film"
Calum kept these goals written in his wallet and reviewed them daily, helping to keep him focused. In the three years following, Calum reached these goals and things have continued to go from strength to strength. He went from being near rock bottom in 2011 to recognising that drastic change was needed following years of imbalance.
The result is of course Best Me Life.
Mark has worked in and run successful media agencies over the past 15 years, employing over 40 people and driving millions in revenue for some of the world’s largest brands, startups and SME’s. Mark has also experienced varying levels of mental challenges throughout his career, whilst managing family pressures, eventually leading him to identify new habits and in turn create the passion project and lifestyle brand Best Me Life with Calum in 2017.
He now helps other entrepreneurs and individuals who may experience overwhelming thoughts and feelings, find order in their mind, lives and/or business.
A Media Week & Daily Mail 30 Under 30, Mark holds 15+ years digital experience across a variety of channels including Web Development, E-Commerce, all Social Media Channels, Social CRM and all Performance Marketing channels including; Affiliates, Search, Lead Generation and the Facebook Marketplace. Mark also sat on the Internet Advertising Bureau council, advising both brands and agencies on new regulation within the U.K advertising industry.
An entrepreneur with strengths in creative problem solving & logical thinking, he has been the main strategic lead for businesses including; Soho House brands; Cowshed, Cheeky & Neville, Groupe SEB, DB Apparel Wonderbra, Moneysupermarket.com, AXA, McCains, Scottish Friendly, Adecco, John lewis Insurance, Virgin Media, bmi, RSPCA, Which? & Yell.com, amongst others.