Allan Draper is a local entrepreneur, attorney and co-founder of proof.pest control, which operates in seven states. In 2020, Draper launched “The Business Growth Pod” to offer business owners advice on a variety of topics. Learn about Allan Draper…
Hometown: Nyssa, Oregon
First job: Newspaper route
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: Spending time with family, playing sports with my kids, going to the gym, reading, playing chess, building businesses.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Creating a family and raising children with my wife. This is my true legacy because my family tree will continue to grow and will outlast me.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: This is a tricky one for me because I learn so much from my challenges. I grew up in a very low-income household. My parents had no real education. However, I didn’t feel like I was different than anyone else. Also, this taught me to work hard at a young age and to be thankful for what I have. Ultimately, I feel like this was more of a blessing than an obstacle.
Someone who inspires you and why: I am inspired by regular, everyday people that become great and do great things when they are not really “expected” to. I love hearing stories of people who were given little and were able to create abundance or achieve great levels of success. To me these people are much more impressive than celebrities of others who are well-known.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Make sure that you are not overly focused on long-term goals and success. Take time to savor and celebrate the small wins along your path to success.
Favorite quote: Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I struggle at times with my self-confidence, and I frequently experience imposter syndrome.
What makes someone fabulous: Their ability to improve the lives of others.