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14: Making Something Magical Happen: Do It And Don’t Quit with Allan Draper

Aug 08, 2023
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14: Making Something Magical Happen: Do It And Don’t Quit with Allan Draper
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Episode Overview

Getting a business off the ground and making growth happen is not for everybody. Allan Draper, CEO of proof. Pest Control, entrepreneur, investor, and podcast host explains why it’s the only option for him to FieldFamous podcast host Dr. Christopher Fasano. 

Draper discusses why an early attempt at starting a pest control business didn’t quite work out and his journey to where he is now. He shares his experience and advice for listeners thinking about starting a business. 

“I don’t believe in living a balanced life,” he says, “I don’t think there’s such a thing.” He discusses how dividing his focus between family life and business allows him to be successful. “You don’t know till you know what it takes to start a business.” 

Listen in for Draper’s tips on making good business decisions and his journey so far:

  • 3:02 How it all started in the Buckeye State. 

  • 4:45 Business is crazy. Right and wrong turns he and his brother took when getting started. 

  • 8:49 Keep the boat afloat. Draper talks about priorities for getting business through the first five years. 

  • 12:27 Why embracing the focused imbalance is part of having what it takes. 

  • 17:51 Finding the barometer for success and the pivotal role of discomfort. 

  • 23:09 Draper shares his maxim: The best way to grow a company to sell is to grow it not to sell. 

  • 27:30 How podcasting is all about giving back to the pest control community.

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