“Your people have got to love where they work for you to get their best work!”
– Doug Mitchell
When I was first hired on to Argenta Direct Sales August 23, 2012, I really did not know what to expect. I came in as a sales rep with no experience.
I just wanted to come in, get my sales, and go home. I wanted nothing to do with managing or moving up in the company. I liked the flexible scheduling and averaging $1,000 a week. At that point in my life I thought I was balling and a grand a week was good enough for me. As time went by I was loving this company. There was always something cool and exciting going on around here. When I was hired on, the company was really small. I saw the growth potential so I stepped my game up, and with some hard work and motivation I moved up the ladder. On June, 2 2014, I got promoted to Regional Director.
I am now in charge of overseeing and managing the San Antonio offices and Corpus Christi office and that is just the beginning. In less than two years I went from sales rep to Regional Director. I went from living in a low income area in a 1,000 sq. ft. home to buying a new home more than double that size as well as a brand new truck. All I wanted was just a decent job when I applied here and what I got was the best career I could ever have asked for.
When I came onboard with Argenta on December 12th 2015, I thought of it as “something just for now”. Little did I know the opportunity that was in store for me..
After 12 years in the Oilfield, things just weren’t steady anymore. I went from a job a month, to a job every other month. That’s when I decided it was time for a new job. The only other work experience I had was sales, Kirby Vacuums to be exact. It wasn’t easy changing my career path after a decade of wiping sweat and mud off of my pay checks. After my first full month with Argenta, I quickly realized I could earn that oilfield money AND be home every night. I quickly started to emerge out of my shell and began making a name for myself within the company. It was always important to establish myself as a top earner and show my full potential. I was attracted to the culture Doug had set up in the Corpus office, and I started climbing the ranks with the help from my manager Matt. After 11 months with the company, I was promoted to Market Manager and was offered the opportunity to relocate to San Antonio. It has been a very exciting ride thus far and I’m always looking forward to my future with Argenta!
I joined Argenta in March 2014 as a Sales Manager.
I invested 2 1/2 yrs displaying my work ethic and team building skills to develop a successful campaign in Dallas, TX. In September 2016, the CEO (Doug Mitchell) extended me an opportunity to become a Dealer Partner. This partnership opened the opportunity for me to establish my own brand (LIV Marketing); which quick rose up in the ranks by contributing as much as 38% of the firms production in February. This has been a thrilling experience that provided a wealth of knowledge in owning and operating my own marketing firm. Not to sound cliche, but you really get out what you put in with this business. I applaud those of you that have taken this leap of faith in entrepreneurship with me and encourage those of you who may be still standing on the ledge to… JUMP!
It is my wish that my story will inspire others to align themselves with this company, as it has been the answer to my prayers.
When I started with Argenta, my wife and I were hurting financially. We were living in a modest apartment, we did all our commuting on the bus, and we had very little money in our bank account. For me, that meant waking-up at 5am to catch the first of three buses that would get me to work. After our daily meetings, I would board another bus that would take me to my “turf”. After a full day in the field, I would take another series of buses that got me home by 9:00pm. After a few short months, we were able to lease a vehicle, furnish our apartment, and build our bank account. By my fourth month with the company, I was offered a Market Manager position. Today, I am honored to have a thriving team of hard-working individuals who realize that there are no limits to the rewards that you can reap with Argenta Direct Sales.