Mark Edward Brown Named VP of the USAFF

It’s been a busy year building the sport of Futsal in the USA. Last January (2019) I was promoted to the office of Vice President. This is a slightly different leadership role than the previous Operations Officer role that I served in during 2018.

Mark Edward Brown Vice President of USAFF

With a new year and new responsibilities we began preparing the US Men’s National Futsal Team and the 20 and under Men’s team to train for their respective Futsal World Cup debuts. The leadership of the USAFF also passed from Mr. Zane Cook to Mr. Miguel Sanz. Much was done to establish the Federation in 2018 under Mr. Cook’s leadership and the mission to continue to build national and international relations has been at the forefront of Mr. Sanz’s daily duties.

National expansion is growing at a steady rate and Arizona & Massachusetts were added as their State Associations joined the USA Futsal Federation. There are 2 to 3 additional states in the process of coming on board and as soon as their paperwork is in order an announcement will be made as to who they are. We decided to focus on building nationally and therefore we decided not to train and send a team to the 13 and under category World Cup. We also postponed the USAFF Nationals and will have more developments as the fall and winter progress.

2020 looks to be a promising year as we add corporate sponsors, partners, more teams and more State Associations. If you are interested in learning more about the USAFF contact me and I will be happy to speak with you about the many great things we have going on and how you can become a part of this premier Futsal Federation.

Mark continues to serve as a founding member of the Oklahoma Futsal Association and the CEO of the Southwestern Oklahoma (SWOK) Futsal League.

Living Motivated with Mark Edward Brown

What is your definition of  “Motivation”?

Motivation has different meaning to everyone. Some people use it and some people avoid it. There are myths about it and there are volumes of books, reports, and videos about it.

Over a year ago I set out to write a book about Motivation, I selected the title, wrote the forward and that is as far as I got.  The title is: “Living Motivated – A Practical Guide to a Successful Life”

I haven’t abandoned writing that book, in fact I have thought about it allot and because I have used motivation to achieve amazing results in my own life and I enjoy working with and coaching other people to experience success in their own lives through motivation.

Here is a video and meme about motivation that I created and I’d like to get your feedback on it: http://markedwardbrown.com/how-to-use-motivation-to-become-successful/ 

Join the Living Motivated success group

If you want to be a part of a supportive group of like minded people who are a work in progress and using motivation to achieve great things in their life, then I invite you to join us.  We are not a bunch of ra-ra cheerleaders and we are not mantra chanting robots. We share real world recipes for success, we discuss how to use motivation to achieve success, we celebrate and support all victories both small and BIG!

I’ve got allot in store over the coming days and months so comment below or email me at: mark@markedwardbrown.com  and we’ll take it from there 🙂

Here’s to Living Motivated,

~Mark

Motivation

Community Impact

One of the best ways that I’ve learned to benefit community groups such as public school programs to Future Farmers of America is to team up with like minded people and take action towards helping said group reach their goals.

I learned the importance of being a part of a team as a young man, playing school sports. Having good coaches can make a big impact in a young man or woman’s life. I also learned that by working to improve your own personal skills, abilities, and talents you in turn strengthen the team that you are a part of.

For the past year I have had the distinct honor and privilege of teaming up with many organizations in my community in Southwestern Oklahoma.  This is not about me though, this is simply about a simple formula to apply in your life if you want to make an impact in virtually any local organization in your own community.

I will refer to my own examples and truthfully they are not my own because I am a member of a group of gentlemen whom I affectionately refer to as my “brothers”. Together we team up and help as many community organizations and programs as we can.

Teamwork really does make the dream work and we were able to present 3 of our community’s programs with monetary support to assist them in continuing the great work that they do.

Here is a photo of a benefit presentation for the Elgin, Oklahoma Middle School Winter Wishes Program. This program grants the wish of a student who pays a wish forward to another student. It’s an incredible program that teaches the values that my team aspires to – that of charity!

Pictured are Mrs. Evon and Mrs. West, G.M. Corky Grigsby, John Logan and fellow members of the Oklahoma Masonic Charity Foundation.

This benefit check went to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) from Sterling, Oklahoma

Not pictured are representatives from the Fletcher, Oklahoma Future Farmers of America.

To recap, if you want to be a part of something meaningful in your community get involved with folks who share in your interests and goals. The group I am a part of enjoys laughing and having fun, eating and enjoying a meal together, and raising money to help community programs and causes that benefit widows, orphans and children in our community.

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With my best regards always,

~Mark Edward Brown