Week 26 – Jamie Moore


A note from Kerrie Phipps – I connected with Jamie and Hello Sunday Morning when he was nominated by his friend James who was seated next to me on a flight from Perth to Sydney. An inspiring conversation about creating an alternative, and healthier culture…

Introducing Jamie Moore –

Jamie Moore

Jamie Moore

Jamie Moore is a social entrepreneur who wants to change the world’s relationship with alcohol. Having lived all across Australia and up and down the California coast Jamie has seen a range of drinking cultures and he is fascinated by the way technology can support people to live healthier lives. Being a historical serial binge drinker himself, Jamie has used hellosundaymorning.org to change his own drinking behaviour and the drinking behaviour of thousands of people around the world. He currently lives in Sydney with his partner and is the General Manager of Hello Sunday Morning and Director of www.unistatstutor.com

1.    How do you love to explain your enterprise to others?

Hello Sunday Morning or HSM represents an idea. It’s a simple idea. The idea is you don’t need alcohol to be confident, you don’t need alcohol to have fun, and you don’t need alcohol to be yourself.
Alcohol is something that you enjoy, not something you need. That’s the HSM idea.HSM is an online program that helps everyday people take a break from drinking and improve their relationship with alcohol. It offers a way for any individual to sign up and take a 3-month break from drinking, achieve some goals and get some perspective on why and how they would like to drink. Each one of their stories is an essential contribution to a better drinking culture.

2.    What makes your story unique?

HSM is for people that want to create a life that revolves around living, not one that revolves around drinking. It’s for anyone who believes that confidence, identity and happiness aren’t things that can be measured in standard servings; it’s for any anyone that believes in a better way.
HSM is unique as it harnesses the best in health promotion and technology to create an online program built around personal choice. It is built around a community of people who are all striving to understand what that personal choice means to them. It is unique as it is the first alcohol health promotion campaign that is data focused rather than eye-ball focused, with success measured by long-term changes in behaviour, rather than the number of people who saw an ad.

Hello Sunday Morning3.    What plans do you have to expand HSM further?

Hello Sunday Morning is growing at a fantastic rate, with the community doubling in size every 6-months. Currently 70% of our users are from Australia, 15% are from New Zealand and 15% are from Ireland/USA/Canada. We plan to grow further in the Ireland, USA and New Zealand markets in the coming years, while maintaining our core focus on Australia’s drinking culture. HSM will also be launching a premium platform in January 2014 that will provide a more advanced program at a minimal fee for those that want to engage with the platform at a deeper level.

4.    How did you move from dreamer to achiever?

When I was 22 I was living in Perth in a share house with some friends. Life was as I would describe it, adequate. I had a good but not great job, I was satisfied but wasn’t happy and I knew that I wasn’t becoming the person I wanted to be. I took 2 days to sit in my backyard and think about what I really wanted out of life, I wrote and I wrote and I wrote until it dawned on me. What I wanted was simple so I wrote it down:

“I want to work for myself in a job that inspires others”

Those 12 words summed up what I wanted my life to be about. One month later I took action. I sold everything I owned that didn’t fit into a suitcase and I moved to Brisbane, a city where I had never been and didn’t know a soul to start my Masters in Organisational Psychology, I thought if I could understand how people think inside organisations, I could create my own vision for one some day. Six-months after I moved I met Chris Raine who founded HSM and things changed. Within a few months we were working together and we set the task of growing HSM from 1,000 people to 50,000 by 2014. I’ve never looked back since and I truly believe that I’m living those 12 words I wrote in my backyard back in 2010.

5.    What do you believe are the essential qualities or attributes of a successful person?

They key attribute to success is communication. The ability to communicate your ideas, desires, needs and “orders” is essential to success in any personal or professional relationship. In 99.9% of cases where a situation has not worked out, I can trace the cause back to a failure in communication. Simply spelling out your message does not guarantee it is understood, therefore the resulting action is not guaranteed to be what you desired. In my dealings with other social entrepeneurs, those that are successful are the ones that have the guts (importantly not the confidence) to communicate them effectively and those that fail are the ones that don’t.

6.    How has the increasing success of your business impacted your personal/family life?

Since I’ve focused on running Hello Sunday Morning and www.unistatstutor.com my personal and family life has transformed dramatically. There’s an old saying that say “do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life” – while I can’t say that is entirely true as there are parts of my day-to-day (admin, life admin, audit reports, accountant meetings etc) that I find boring and tedious, I can say that I love my work. What this means is that when I get home from work I’m excited to share my day with the people I love, rather than bring home my frustrations like I used to. Doing what you love means that the people you spend time with the most feed off the energy and passion you have for your work. I’m blessed to have a girlfriend who is the same and is highly committed to her work as a child psychologist and works for a cause, rather than a pay cheque.

One thing I have learnt is the importance of switching off when required. I make promises to my girlfriend and family that they will get time with me where I’m “disconnected” that means phone off (no email, phone calls or text), they get my 100% attention. It actually helps me connect better with them as well.


Jamie Moore, General Manager

Hello Sunday Morning

PO Box 1012, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Phone: 0401805332



Twitter: @HSM_AUS


Week 23 – Grace McClure


Introducing Grace McClure

A note from Kerrie Phipps – I’m so excited to introduce you to Grace. A few years ago Grace engaged me as her coach for six months – just one of her many steps forward. Grace has grown and achieved so much because she is determined, coachable, passionate about helping others – and never gives up.

Grace McClureGrace McClure, is a coach & counselor, author, speaker, model, triathlete and Mum.
She works with people counseling, coaching and by speaking to audiences about achieving challenging goals, listening to your intuition, well-being and fulfilling your life-purpose.

Her first book, “You are a Wonderful Mother.” is based on her own inspirational life story and inspires, touches and empowers many who are reading it.
Her written word; as is all her work, is guiding and empowering you to love and listen to your inner self so you can live your own sparkling and passionate life.

Grace McClure was born and raised on a sheep and cattle station in New South Wales, and figured out early in life that having a ‘never give up on what is really important to you’ attitude can take you a long way.  It has allowed her to follow her dreams as a TV presenter, model – both nationally and internationally, complete five Ironman Triathlons, write two books and run her own business.  She is a Mum to two children and partner to her soul-mate John.

What plans do you have to expand your business further?

I am now at the stage of my business where I am employing other wonderful people more frequently so that it can grow as more and more bookings are coming in for motivational speaking and counselling/coaching.

Who are your greatest supporters?

Grace McClure and familyMy Family (My husband John and my Mum live in Melbourne so help me every day/week and my sisters, their husbands, my Dad, nieces & nephews are all wonderful too), Sponsors (Liv Giant, Giant Bicycles, CBD Cycles, Oakley, Powerbar Musashi), Coaches (Pete McKenzie, Dave Wilson, Buddy Portier), clients and colleagues.

How did you move from dreamer to achiever?

Let go. Let go of fear of not being able to do something and just do it. Let go of not knowing how to do something and find solutions instead. Believe and back myself. Trust life. Realise that money is simply a resource that I am tapping into to help others and is a wonderful thing. Focus on being of service. Stop worrying, its simply not worth it…..it really isn’t! Stop listening to negative people and focus and listen to those who are positively encouraging and supporting your expansion.

What do you believe are the essential qualities or attributes of a successful person?

More and more I define success as identifying, clarifying and living your own unique life purpose. No persons life purpose is any more or less important than anyone else’s. It always involves remembering how to love, personal growth and being of service in some way.

How does your business contribute to your community?

I live by what I teach. I believe in what Ghandi said, “Be the change you want to see most in your world.” Living by that means that you take responsibility for your life, who you are and stop blaming and critising others. It means that you realise that you may not control the events that happen, the one thing you always control is how you respond to those events and this is your choice. I choose to take a positive approach. I also respect other peoples choices.


Grace McClure
Grace McClure Enterprises
Website – www.gracemcclure.com.au
Facebook – facebook.com/gracecherishlife
Twitter – graceaustralia



Week 2 – Josh Strahorn


Introducing Josh Strahorn

Josh Strahorn

Josh Strahorn

A note from Kerrie Phipps – Josh is inspirational and amazing – He’s inspired so many people in the sporting community, and others, like me, who haven’t been called “sporty” but have taken up running since – and inspired to aim higher in other pursuits. Josh shares insights from his running and triathlon achievements which are powerful and relevant in sports, life and business. Enjoy!

The icing on Dubbo athlete Josh Strahorn‘s 27th birthday cake was raising enough cash to help Kenyan kids. Josh, a local landscaper, embarked on a 400 km run from Wagga Wagga to Dubbo, beginning the epic journey on his birthday in September 2011. With the attitude “little bits add up to big bits and then it all gets done” Josh put in a huge effort to get it done. Running over 60 km’s a day, Josh completed the challenge and raised over $20,000 for Compassion Australia to build toilet blocks in the Kenyan community of Giriami, where Josh’s long-time sponsor child  lives.  Josh’s two passions, running and making a difference formed the driving force behind Josh’s endeavour.

1. How did you move from dreamer to achiever?
Just do it! Have the guts to go out and do something that people think you can’t do. Get a vision, put a strategy in place and execute it. If you think about too much you will talk yourself out of it.  Make the most of every single opportunity presented to you.

2. What was your biggest sacrifice in getting the business up and running?
My time. It takes discipline to go to bed early on a weekend evening in order to get up early to run 80kms. I needed to be strict with my diet, no sugar during training! My challenge took a physical toll on my body. Injuries lurk around trying to deter you from achieving your goal. You need to be mentally and physically fit.

Josh on the run.

3. What do you believe are the essential qualities or attributes of a successful person?
Passion – Passion gives you drive and if you don’t have drive it would be hard to go anywhere.  Mental Strength – Never give up! Endurance sport is 90% mental; it’s what’s above the shoulders that matter. Don’t give in to that voice that tells you, you CAN’T! Discipline – Anyone can do what I did. I don’t have any more talent than anyone else; I just know how to work hard.

4. How has your business been impacted by learning from your sport?
It’s important for me to set myself goals to measure my performance. This has relevance to my landscaping business where I must constantly assess my work load against variables such as the weather and the fluctuation in the economic cycle. Both landscaping and endurance running require discipline and stamina.

5. How has the increasing success of your business impacted your personal/family life?
It has encouraged me to dream big and boldly. I want others to do so too. Don’t focus on what you can’t do but what you CAN do. Everyone has dreams, don’t be afraid to grab a hold of them.

Contact details:
Josh Strahorn
Landscaper and Athlete
c/o PO Box 172
Dubbo NSW 2830

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