Idaho Speakeasy | Stories and advice from Idaho business owners, entrepreneurs, creators, local icons, and community leaders who are making an impact in Idaho. With host: Mike Turner
About This Show
Mike Turner, host of the Idaho Speakeasy, is a local business owner, author, and world travel junkie. Mike has always been enthralled to meet and learn from other local entrepreneurs, community leaders and fascinating local icons in the community he calls home. Mike soon discovered that the stories and advice he was getting was too rich and valuable to not be shared with the rest of the community. With that, the concept for Idaho Speakeasy was born. For more, visit: http://IdahoSpeakeasy.com.
Most Recent Episode
IDS-012 Charity Majors, A Passion for Impacting Others
Charity Majors didn’t always know what she wanted to be when she grew up, but she loved health and fitness. After obtaining degrees in exercise science and psychology, she became a personal trainer to help others. She later became involved with Women Ignite, and wrote a collaborative book with about a dozen other women who shared their stories of hope and breakthrough to impact others. All of the women involved shared pieces of their lives that they’ve had to overcome. One of the women shares about overcoming the fact that she lost part of her arm in an accident. Another shares her story of coming to the United States as an immigrant. Majors, too, wrote on a topic that doesn’t get talked about much — the ugly side of being beautiful.
The Ugly Side of Being Beautiful
Majors is the former Mrs. Idaho 2015, but her story isn’t universally positive. She was teased throughout high school for being tall and pretty. Boys were intimidated by her, and girls would gossip about her. Being snubbed was difficult for a teenaged girl. As she later shared her story, she found that many other women had the same problem, but “it’s just a topic that isn’t talked about,” Majors says.
After being placed on a pedestal and pre-judged for what she looked like, “I kind of turned into this people-pleaser and into this perfectionist and I didn’t really like who I was becoming, and I had lost a lot of who I was at the core …. because I had guarded my heart so hard,” she says.
Although many girls go through this, it’s not talked about. It’s not a big tragic story, “so we just stuff it. We stuff the hurt, we stuff the wounds in shame that it’s not as big of a deal to talk about.” Majors hopes the collaborative book starts a conversation to shed light on the issue. She also sheds light through her podcast, GenWHY Unlocked.
GenWHY Unlocked is a podcast geared towards millennials. Majors wants to inspire the millennial generation to step into the greatness of who they are and what they can do. Millennials often butt heads with baby boomers on issues such as leadership style and collaboration. Majors wants to