Welcome to episode 20 of the Mission-Critical Leadership Podcast. Coming up on today’s episode, I’ll give you four skills to H.E.L.P. you listen better. You’ll win at life and work with these four skills, so let’s dive in.

In This Episode

Today, we talk about the four skills to H.E.L.P. you listen better to those around you. We live in a world that is highly divided. Most of the time, we are waiting to respond instead of truly listening to those around us. Waiting to respond is not listening. As a coach, I listen to people and make sure they are communicating with the world the way they want to.

Skills to H.E.L.P. You Listen

The skills to H.E.L.P. you listen can serve as an acronym that reminds you of how to develop your listening skills.

H stands for Hear. Do you really hear the person you’re talking to? Instead of waiting to respond, try to really hear what they are saying.

E stands for Empathize. Now that you’ve heard them, empathize with their viewpoint. Can you detect emotion? How are they frustrated? What made them angry? Are you better able to see their worldview or perspective? Empathy builds bridges of connection.

L stands for Learn. What can you learn from them? This doesn’t mean that you have to agree with everything. Instead, it is an acknowledgment that you don’t have it all figured out. When you try to learn from them, you admit through humility that you are trying to get better.

P stands for Proceed. How do you proceed in unity? With a world marked by divisive politics, religious ideologies, and sports teams, how can we create common ground areas of understanding?

When you hear someone, empathize with their viewpoint, learn from them, and proceed in unity, you have made progress as a listener. Using these skills values those around us and models strong, courageous leadership. By utilizing these four points you will succeed at work, in life, and in the random moments of joy and intrigue around us every day.

About Justin

Dr. Justin Hiebert works with mission-critical leaders to accomplish the unimaginable. Justin knows that no leader needs more things to do, so he works with his clients to get the right things done. His clients rise above burnout, captivate their teams, and transform their communities. By engaging their hearts and minds, his clients unlock their full potential to be, do, and have it all. This affords them the ability to leave a legacy of influence and impact on the world. He is a husband, father, teacher, learner, and champion of joy. He resides in Bakersfield with his wife, four kids, two cats, and one dog. In his free time, he loves exercising, riding motorcycles, and doing anything outdoors.

Podcast Cover Art: Justin Holding Microphone

In this episode, we talk about the essential skills of a business owner.

Welcome to this week’s Mastermind training! As a new entrepreneur or business owner, maybe you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed. Life can seem overcomplicated. There are staffing needs, finances, marketing, taxes, sales, family, COVID protocols, and a whole host of other things that need to be looked after.

How can you make it through and not just survive, but thrive? Podcast Cover Art: Justin Holding Microphone

By making sure you have the essential skills of a business owner. You do this, by making sure you’re focused on the right thing.

Developing a skillset

In this episode, Scott Thor, Juanita Webb, and Justin Hiebert sit down and talk about the essentials skills of a business owner.

You’ll discover what you need to know about:

  • Task Management
  • People skills
  • Networking
  • How to spend your time
  • Where to look for new ideas
  • Understanding business structure
  • How to develop strong relationships.

These are skills that we’ve used, utilized, and developed over our years in business. If you feel like shortening your learning curve by decades, be sure to give this podcast a listen.

About Justin

If you’re new to the podcast, welcome!

My name is Justin, and I’m an Elite-Mindset and success coach. Throughout my career, I’ve been a pastor, educator, and serial entrepreneur. I help entrepreneurs, business owners, and world-changers attain elite mental performance through burnout prevention, habits, and compounding daily wins.

About the Mastermind

The Bakersfield Mastermind is a collaboration between Dr.’s Scott Thor and Juanita Web.

To hear Scott’s interview, go here.

Listen hear Juanita’s interview, go here.

To watch video replays, go here.


Want to connect with Justin and reach your own full potential and elite mental performance? Email him.