Meet the Listeners: Khushboo and Monu
Monu Shetty: Monu joined the HearMe community in April and has been a wonderful addition ever since. He is known for his fun-filled quiz event and an amazing song collection. Monu enjoys listening to music and playing chess.
Khushboo Bhardwaj: Looking at the brighter side of situations and events, Khushboo joined the HearMe community 2 months ago. She is a professional dancer, loves painting and enjoys studying law.
How long have you been a Listener on HearMe?
Monu: I have been a listener at HearMe since 14 April 2020.
Khushboo: I joined HearMe about 2 months back.
What made you decide to become a listener?
Monu: The ability to listen to people around the globe as I believe we are a part of one global village.
Khushboo: I always wanted to do something like this, where I can help people develop a positive outlook for life and bring out the best in them. This platform provides me to do the same.
What is your most memorable experience as a listener? What feelings does it bring?
Monu: It brings me immense satisfaction when people provide feedback and reviews that they were able to settle down and feel better than earlier.
Khushboo: One person really thanked me a lot because she was able to overcome her obstacle because of a technique I suggested. It made me feel really positive and motivated me to help more people.
How have you benefited from being a listener?
Monu: I have improved a lot in my communication skills. Being a co-founder of a start-up, I needed to listen to my team first and then lead by example. There are lots of changes that have happened in me which are even worth writing a book for.
Khushboo: By becoming a listener, I have developed patience and a deeper understanding of the human mind and relationships.
How would you describe HearMe to your friends and family?
Monu: HearMe is a great platform to talk to trained individuals about your emotions and be able to vent out confidentially.
Khushboo: HearMe is a very helpful app if you want to talk about your hardships and feel light!
What makes you feel inspired and motivated in your personal life?
Monu: The capability of me being able to give my time to people who are in need of support or feeling lonely keeps me going. I am a self-inspired soul who seeks motivation by actions of helping others.
Khushboo: My zeal to enter into the next chapter of life and see what life has for me in the future is what keeps me going.
What do you think is the best quality in a person?
Monu: The ability to tackle hurdles and share knowledge is the best quality of a person, according to me.
Khushboo: I consider the ability of self-actualization to be the best in a person.
What do you enjoy doing other than active listening?
Monu: I enjoy music and playing chess.
Khushboo: I am a multi-talented person. I am a professional dancer. I love painting and studying law.
What is your favorite coping skill when times are hard?
Monu: I tend to cook or help my grandmother in the kitchen and simultaneously listen to music while cooking.
Khushboo: I try to look at the bigger picture and talking myself out of a situation by standing in front of a mirror.
What is something kind that you can tell someone who is struggling?
Monu: Everyone has a unique set of hurdles and are facing issues with daily life. The only thing we can do is to tackle those hurdles and seek help whenever possible!
Khushboo: After some time, you will look back and realise you made it so far so beautifully!