In a world where it’s easy to build yourself up to believing in yourself and then having everyone else come right back to tell you you’re going to fail, it’s true that it can be tough to accomplish much without a strong sense of yourself. Usually when people want to create a new startup or accomplish a new dream, it’s easy for others to tell you why it won’t workout the way that it does. However, for app creator and successful businesswoman Whitney Wolfe Herd, she proves that it’s worth it to go after your biggest dreams.
In Laguna Niguel, California, she spoke at the 2017 Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit. She talked primarily on her life as aentrepreneur and app creator, and how vital it is to have a support system behind you. It’s easy to fall prey to your owns demons, and this is why it is so vital to remember that you need to have supportive people by your side. That encouraging atmosphere is what helped her battle her struggles when she tried to build Bumble basically all on her own. At this summit, she also explained her strategies for staying motivated and remaining encouraged even when things weren’t going as smoothly as they could have.
She talks a lot about staying true to your vision. If people don’t believe in you, it’s only because they are projecting onto you their limiting beliefs when it comes down to their ideas and what they feel is possible for them. Whitney Wolfe Herd loved sharing how she went from struggling with her mental health to overcoming every limiting belief in her mind to creating the most successful dating app that represents women today.
Bumble is an app that helps set the world apart by giving women the chance to initiate conversation first. If a match is made and both man and woman are interested in each other, the woman must initiate the conversation in order to keep the match and allow a man to start sending messages. Now, men can chill and let the women do what usually they are expected to do. This app gives them the chance to not be so aggressive and align their approach by how the woman decides to respond. The app has gained so much respect over the years, and they continue to add new features to make it more professional over time.