Dig to Fly podcast interview with Neil Patel

Self Awareness in Business with Neil Patel

Neil Patel is a serial entrepreneur who has started multiple million dollar businesses. He started his first business at the age of 16 because he didn’t want to go down the same career path as others. He now owns a large agency with over 750 employees. He talks about why he succeeds and how others can succeed in business as well.

Highlights from the interview:

  • Who and what he attributes his success to.
  • How he cultivated his mindset, so he could succeed.
  • Why he started his entrepreneurial journey at 16.
  • How his lack of progress doesn’t hold him back.
  • Measuring his success is very simple for him.
  • How he looks at his KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).
  • Why he is not emotional about his business.
  • Where he got his entrepreneurial spirit.
  • What he learned from his parents.
  • The power of watching YouTube videos.
  • The resources at our fingertips are endless.
  • What happiness is the most important metric to measure.
  • Cutting back on your expenses is the best way to give yourself a raise.
  • The importance of your feelings in business.
  • If you are miserable in your career this is how you can make a change.
  • No one is forcing you to quit your job.
  • What are you doing with your spare time?
  • How he manages 750 employees in his business.
  • Why he considered himself a terrible manager of employees.
  • Why he encourages his people to make mistakes so they learn and grow.
  • Finding people who can complement your strengths and weaknesses.
  • He lost his ability to remember as well when he had kids.
  • How he makes choices based on stress and family.
  • The importance of people being able to come up with their own ideas and execute on them.
  • Guiding your children.
  • Joking with her daughter about eating healthy ice cream.
  • Why he allows he doesn’t mind if his employees bring personal issues ot work.
  • Most impactful book, podcast, speaker, toy he enjoyed as a kid, and essential tool.

You can learn more about Neil over at Neil Patel’s website. You can also connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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