Odes Mitchell is the CEO of GM Pharmaceuticals, a family-owned and operated pharmaceutical company based in Arlington, Texas. Established in 1991, the company has produced over-the-counter and prescription medications as well as supplements to doctors, pharmacies, and consumers. Unlike many of his peers, Odes had a humble start in life, working as a truck unloader in his youth and an airport baggage handler for fourteen years. A man of deep faith, Odes owes his success to the opportunities God sent his way, and it shows: the G in GM Pharmaceuticals stands for God, and M for Mitchell, because God comes first.
In this episode, Odes describes his life: his youth, the small jobs he took, and how the entrepreneurial spirit latched onto him and led to the founding of GM Pharmaceuticals. He explains his experience in sales and why no one is born proficient in the field. He shares how God showed him the path to success. He discusses some of his company’s popular products and the innovations the company has made. Odes also explains why he doesn’t like to take business loans and why he sees the future of sales as fully digital.
“God gives you responsibility. The more successful you are, the more opportunity God is going to give you.” – Odes Mitchell
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