Accomplishing goals takes motivation — something Reach Your Peak host and local funny man Lucas Myers is more than familiar with.
The actor, comedian and community ambassador says his family and his audience keep him going — that, and finding a balance.
“The most important things right now in my life is being present for my kids and supporting my wife in her job while also doing this crazy thing that I am compelled, and love, to do; create and perform in shows that make people laugh and, hopefully, make people think,” he says.
Myers is hosting the Nelson Star organized event Reach Your Peak that is bringing Isabel Suppé to speak about what motivated her to survive an incredible fall while mountain climbing.
Not only did she defy the odds in getting herself off a Bolivian mountain by dragging her battered body across the ice, today, she climbs again despite doctors telling her she’d never pursue her passion again.
Myers jokes it’s difficult to compete when talking motivation involves a woman who’s overcome such obstacles.
“I didn’t fall off a mountain, ok? Give me a break!” he says when the Star asked him what motivates him.
Sheri Allarie is busy working mom of two boys who is in great shape and still finds time to be socially active. She is looking forward to attending Reach Your Peak on November 7.
“I am a sucker for a good adventure story that has a happy ending. Life lessons are everywhere,” she says.
What motivates her as she looks after her family, herself and maintains the bonds of friendship?
“On a lighter level it is good food, fresh air and great company. On a deeper level it is all about mental health, clean living and exercise,” she says. Adding with a sense of humour, “but at the end of the day it’s really about chocolate, popcorn and fitting into my skinny jeans.”
Star publisher Karen Bennett is pleased to be bringing such a well-known inspirational speaker to Nelson. She assures the motivation to attend Reach Your Peak for both men and women is huge. Not only will people hear from Suppé, featured on ESPN and National Geographic, many local businesses will be handing out gifts and prizes from their information booths.
Another attraction is a raffle with all proceeds going to KidSport Nelson including donations from Mountain Waters Spa, Whitewater and a wine and wine glass package donated by Cal Renwick and Ted Allen’s Jewellery.
Bennett is a competitive woman who says she’s motivated by a good challenge.
A mother of three, she says, “I am motivated to be a hard worker as a role model for children.”
“And I am motivated by the inability to sit still,” she laughs.
Tickets are on sale for Reach Your Peak for $30 at the Nelson Star, Whitewater and Cotton Creek Clothing. Admission includes a light appetizer provided by Ric’s Grill and your choice of beer or wine with a cash bar to follow.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m.