To contact Brandon: Brandon.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark: Hey, folks let’s learn something new about the oil and gas industry.
Today, we got a really special guest. We have Brandon Itz. How are you doing, Brandon?
Brandon: I’m doing well. Thanks, Mark.
Mark: Yeah. Brandon has a very good story that I think is very impactful especially to a lot of the younger people in the oil and gas industry.
So, Brandon let’s kind of start not in the beginning like when you’re in kindergarten, but let’s start in the beginning in the oil and gas, who did you end up getting a job with?
Brandon: Yeah. So, I started back in 2009. I got a position with Baker Hughes right outside of college. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. I was really excited. I ended up going to Tulsa to take on an opportunity. It was actually in a – somewhat of a down market, so I was really excited to get out there and take on this position, get out there in corporate America.
So, I spent about five years with Baker Hughes and learn so much. I love the industry knew there was a lot of promise and hope in it. And, at that point, I kind of decided to take a different route and move on with another service company, but all in all I’ve spent about seven years in the oil and gas industry and it’s been an amazing, amazing journey.
I think right now with the way things are in a little bit of a down market…
Mark: So, let me stop you right there. So, you have seven successful years working in oil and gas service companies. We have a downturn in the market, then what happens to you?
Brandon: Well, so we have a downturn in the market and at this point I was with the software company about two years and they said, hey, look, you know, just like I’m sure many of us have heard, you’re doing a great job, you’re putting in the work you’re staying late you’re coming early, the productivity is there, but we just can’t afford to keep you on right now, so we’re going to have to let you go.
Mark: So, you got laid off like a lot of our audience has or our audience has friends that have gotten laid off. So, when you got laid off, was it like just doom and gloom or did you pick yourself up and say, you know what, I’m going to get this thing lit?
Brandon: You know at first, it was one of those things like, wow, I can’t believe this has happened to me, but inside the thing that really kept me going strong was that, you know what, I’ve committed my life to this, my livelihood. I enjoy it, but who’s to say, you know, I can’t turn things around and try something else.
So, luckily, you know, I had a mentor that I was able to reach out with and started thinking about career opportunities going forward and not just keeping it oil and gas specific, but opening up my vision to what else is out there.
Mark: Yeah. So, I think that’s powerful. So, listen to what he said, right? He had his whole career built in oil and gas industry, he got laid off, he opened his eyes and started looking outside the industry. Then what happened?
Brandon: Well, actually I ended up getting a position a sales position outside the industry and then, on top of that because it was a different kind of work environment I was able to pursue something I was more passionate about. And, an opportunity came up for me to get involved with a multi-level marketing company called Kyani, that’s been around eighteen months now and that has been truly amazing in terms of what it’s done for me and in terms of wellness and well, supplemental income.
So, I’m really truly grateful for that and I’ve learned that, you know, you don’t have to be just your pursuit as long as you’re willing to try something new and take something on. You can have multiple pursuits, they say, you know, not they we’re all trying to be millionaires, but the average millionaire has about seven different streams of income coming in. So, I look at this and I said, you know what, I’m passionate about it, I like it and now, here a month later, I’m bringing in checks. It’s very rewarding for me, so I’m very happy.
Mark: Yeah. That’s awesome. So, you pulled yourself up by your bootstraps, turn your life around. Now, here’s the part that – here’s one of the reasons we’re interviewing Brandon, and you have the ability to maybe help others who maybe have lost their jobs who’s been laid off?
Brandon: Yeah. Yeah. That’s exactly right, Mark. So, the big thing about this company is they have totally transformed the way multi-level marketing industry is is typically looked at. And, by doing that, they’ve created a business model that is basically the system that you put into place. From day one if you go work for a company and the system isn’t working, then you know right then and there, hey, this is probably isn’t going to work.
So, with Kyani, they’ve come up with a way to basically merge both network marketing and retail online marketing and develop a business model that is just absolutely taken off for people that are, you know, that get involve with this, they’re no longer skeptical of, hey, I’m in it, now what do I do?
Mark: Yeah. So, let me stop you there, so instead of giving our audience way too much information, let’s do this. Let’s – how about we leave your contact information. If anybody out there is looking for work or looking to earn supplemental income, reach out to Brandon and talk to him, he’d be glad to share with you his story and how he’s doing in it as well. Does that work?
Brandon: Absolutely, man. So, yeah, my name is Brandon Itz. You guys can get a hold of me – should we give an e-mail or?
Mark: Yeah. So, what we’ll do is we’ll put the e-mail on the show notes, right? So, you can just click on it and e-mail Brandon.
Brandon, man, dude thank you so much for your time and for your story.
Brandon: Absolutely, man. Always a pleasure, great to see you great things going on for you and I just want everybody to know that, you know, regardless of what’s happening right now for you in the industry, there are ways to make things happen you know. And, think bigger, dream bigger, don’t let a short term, you know, deficit or loss just completely change the way you think, so really open your eyes out. Yeah, feel free to contact me more about the opportunity, I love to share it with you and help you guys out.
Mark: All right, folks I hope that helped. We will see you next time.