Neil Patel: "I want to help people"

02/09/2016 03:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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Photo from Neil's blog

I met Neil last year in Bucharest and it was an honor for me to be able to share my dreams with him. Neil Patel is an entrepreneur, investor and influencer, known for his work in digital marketing and as the cofounder of startups like KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg and Quick Sprout. He is an inspiration to me. I read his incredible blog posts every night and I take serious notes. I'm learning a lot from him and I am very proud of this interview.

1. What is behind your success? Can you tell me something that nobody knows about you?

There really is no secret formula. I have always been a hard worker and when I get into a trade or skill-set I am immensely passionate about mastering it. I always compete with myself to make sure that I can be the best at what I do. It's a mindset I have had from an early age.

In regards to something no one knows about me... I am pretty transparent but here's one: I wake up at 6am every morning no matter what time zone I am in. I am definitely a morning person.

2. What have you always wanted? Did you ever get it?

From an early age I have always wanted to be able to help others -- and I know the only way I could do this was to become successful. Hopefully I'll get there soon.

3. What was the weirdest call that you have made for your business?

Weirdest call... hmmm. I don't make very many weird calls, I am pretty pragmatic and logical. I have failed many times though -- that can be a weird feeling if you don't put it in perspective. I always make sure I learn from my mistakes though.

4. You help a lot of people in this world. Do you have anyone you go to for advice? In person or online?

I consult with my business partner Hiten constantly. He and my sister are definitely my go to people. In all matters related to life I go to my dad -- he's a wise guy.

5. What is happiness to you?

Happiness is having financial freedom and being able to help other people along the way. Simple as that :)

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