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EF037 Being Unapologetically You On Social Media with Sam Bearfoot

Expert Focus

Sam Bearfoot is known for her outspoken style and zero f*cks attitude online hence why she calls herself the Leader of the Zero F*cks Squad. The moment you see her name pop up in your feed, you will expect either an F bomb, something hilarious or hard hitting facts and if you’re real lucky you’ll get all 3 at the same time. That is the vibe this Lady gives off and people love her for it. Sam has been in the online space for the past 14yrs with the first 10yrs within the health industry. During that time, she discovered that marketing your business online wasn’t as easy as all the gurus made out and you are definitely not taught how to do these things when you first step out with your new business.  She closed her successful health business because Motherhood stepped into the arena but she followed straight up with turning her attention to helping others release their inner business badass. She is that no nonsense coach you wish you had met a long time ago. She keeps it super real regardless of who that might offend because telling it how it actually is rather than sugar coating it is the cornerstone of her brand. In this episode we go all in on our thoughts on social media, showing up as your real self online and other marvellous digressions (plus top tips on Instagram, TikTok and even Twitter if you’re into that kind of thing). Highlights: “I understand content. I understand social platforms. I’m probably at the point where I understand algorithms because I’ve been on social media for such a long time.” “The amount of times I hear from people that want to learn about Instagram and they say “yeah but everybody else’s feed looks pretty and mine looks shit”. And I’m like well actually that really doesn’t matter.” “What happens is they come over to Instagram from Facebook, but with their Facebook brain engaged, and actually they’re two quite different platforms. And if you post on Instagram in the same way that you would post on Facebook then it will fail every time.” “People like to see the person. They like to understand who you are. People buy from people – this is nothing new.” “If you’re not showcasing who you are, you’re not interesting. Period.” More from Sam: Find and follow Sam on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamsambearfoot/ Check out Sam on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamsambearfoot/ Sam’s website: https://www.iamsambearfoot.com/imshhhhatmarketing/ Join the Expert Focus community on Facebook for bonuses, exclusives and excellent jokes (well that’s for you to decide). All designed to help you grow your expert business:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/theexpertfocuscommunity


11 Sep 2020

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[415] How to use TikTok to build your online audience with Sam Bearfoot

Build Your Online Audience

Wondering if TikTok is right for your business? But not really sure if it’s your ‘thing’? Perhaps you think it’s just for teens and you’ve got no idea where to start? If that sounds familiar then this podcast episode with marketing expert Sam Bearfoot is a must-listen. Sam explains exactly how you can use TikTok to build your online audience and promote your business. Find out the best type of content to create on TikTok and why being authentically 'you' - will help you create content for TikTok and help you stand out amongst the crowds. Discover how you can use TikTok to get people into your messages and grow your other social media platforms like Instagram. Even if you’ve never used TikTok before - Sam explains how to get started with TikTok and how you can get inspired and begin creating content for TikTok (and why it doesn’t have to just be dancing!). Plus how you can save time by repurposing the content you create on TikTok on your other social media platforms. Sam shares so much value in this episode - I’d love to know if you’re inspired to start. {Click on the player above to listen to the podcast episode and/or read on for a detailed overview. Scroll down to the bottom to read the show notes including all the links mentioned in this episode.} Podcast shownotes About my Build Your Audience programme and my Get It Done sessions (1:36) About Sam and how she helps businesses grow (4:38) How Sam has shifted her business from just being the ‘Instagram girl’ (6:52) Why it’s harder to work with people if you don’t show up authentically (8:22) Why you’ll stand out more if you are authentically you (12:54) How TikTok compares other social media platforms like Instagram (15:15) How to create your Tok Tok videos and decide on your content (16:29) How TikTok has grown  and why it isn’t just for teenagers anymore (18:08) How to make sure you have the right audience on TikTok (19:20) How to get inspiration on TikTok and why you need to use music (20:43) Why you need to curate TikTok so that see what you want 21:27 Why it doesn’t have to be music that you use on TikTok (22:02) How Sam approaches content creation on TikTok (23:10) Why TikTok is great for video editing (25:41) How to use hashtags on TikTok (and how it’s similar to Instagram) (28:10) Why you should repurpose your TikTok videos on other platforms (29:58) Why TikTok will take you out of your comfort zone (but you should just do it) (31:31) How to get inspiration from TikTok and how to start on TikTok (33:45) How to use TikTok to talk to people - even if they don’t follow you  (36:11) Why being yourself online really works (39:45) Resources Find out more about my Build Your Audience Programme Sam Bearfoot Instagram Sam Bearfoot Website Sam Bearfoot TikTok TikTok accounts recommended by Sam Jerabean It's Lauren Edge The Matthew Hussey Other useful podcasts [347] How to create engaging social media posts even if you hate being on camera (podcast) [377] How to write super engaging copy about your business with Jo Watson (podcast) [343] The three audiences you must build to create a successful online business (podcast)  [373] How to get more followers on any social media platform (podcast) [384] How to be more yourself in your social media content with Natalie Lue (podcast) Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn


24 Jul 2020

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No More Hiding, Ditch The Filter With Sam Bearfoot

No More Hiding

So much gold shared in this interview with Sam about getting back to you and trusting yourself when it comes to showing up and worrying about what others think.  No more hiding. After working within Health & Wellbeing for 11 years as a Nutritional Therapist and Kinesiologist Sam Bearfoot stepped out as a Visibility Strategist and Instagram Growth Hacker in 2016 after having her little boy. With half a million downloads of her radio show under her belt, a global audience of over 40k Sam knew she had to share what she’d learned over the last decade with the world.  Sam believes that Visibility and Growth is crucial to having a successful business yet she knows it's something that many people struggle to get their heads round.  #IntrovertsInspire #DoWhatYouCant “I know visibility can be a huge deal for us introverts” - Gemma Stow“If you are constantly having to second guess yourself and filter yourself to please other people, it’s exhausting, it’s soul destroying and it will continue to knock your confidence” - Sam Bearfoot“The key things about you and your visibility is that you are who you are, and you are being yourself” - Gemma Stow “The only promise I made to myself was that if you’re going to do this then you do this as you...and step up as the person you have been hiding for all these years” - Sam Bearfoot“We often avoid the spotlight we don’t always want to be the centre of attention” - Gemma Stow“It makes things easier as you don’t have to second guess yourself” - Sam Bearfoot “There’s so many people that get stuck in that perfection area of the library” - Sam Bearfoot Download your complimentary Introverts Inspire workbook here: https://gemmastow.lpages.co/introverts-inspire-action-planner Connect with your host Gemma Stow: Website: https://www.gemmastow.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemmastow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gemmastow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamgemmastow/ Connect with Sam Bearfoot:Website: https://makingvisibilityeffortless.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamsambearfoot/


26 Jul 2019

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Episode 41: A REAL Conversation About The Challenges of Motherhood - Sam Bearfoot

The Joy Of Being

On today’s show, “Episode 41: A REAL Conversation About the Challenges of Motherhood” Sam Bearfoot, Visibility & Instagram Growth Specialist joins us for a deep discussion on the real motherhood. Sam helps people make their business thrive online, especially Instagram. But today, we discuss the real challenges that mothers face, especially being mums in business. We are diving in deep to discuss these challenges in an open and honest way which isn’t being done enough. Today, we’re being real.Read Full Show Notes Here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


29 Jan 2019

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SLS013 Scaling Passive Income with Sam Bearfoot

Smart Leaders Sell Podcast

**I am now over on the Selling To Corporate Podcast: http://bit.ly/Apple-Selling-To-Corporate-Podcast. Head on over if you are interested in adding a corporate revenue stream to your business** Have you ever considered starting a podcast? My podcast producer and I have put together everything you need to know to get your very own podcast off the ground! Check out Podcasting That Pays today: http://bit.ly/Podcasting-That-Pays! Sam Bearfoot is an Instagram buff, to say the least. She can also independently move her eyes. Which Jessica thinks is "weird and gross".  Sam explains the various points in life where it came in handy. She also tells the story of her Instagram experience, and how she started an Instagram with an eye catching quality. Sam's Question: How do you scale passive income? Jessica describes the two strands that she sees in scaling passive income. She explains the importance of getting eyeballs on your offers, and having a product that does the job and people want. She explains what to do once the product is proven, in order to get more attention. She also discusses sales funnels, and their place in the process. She talks about the appropriate time to upsell, and how it can benefit the buyer at times. Jess also explains the issues surrounding sticking with low ticket passive income products. She also talks about scaling passive income and the value ladder. Jess shares her thoughts surrounding when to start up a passive income stream. She also talks about where cold and paid traffic factor into the equation. They also laugh about Sam's ambition, being Jessica's best student, and rockets in uncomfortable places. They also reflect on the growth and change within Sam's business within a year. Sam also shares how true to life she is on social media, including when she looks like she's "been dragged through a hedge backwards". Quotes "Traffic is everywhere" "Having a strategy, being consistent, doing the work." "Any Time you want more sales, you need to be driving targeted traffic, to the offer." "People will try to jump into passive income, before they've perfected their sales process" "If you're not making $5k a month consistently, passive income is not your friend" "You can't skip the fundamental steps and get the same results" We tend to grow quickly, if we're committed" Links www.makingvisibilityeffortless.com Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article, video or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on any of the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article, video or audio. Jessica Lorimer disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article, video or audio.


27 Oct 2017

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Sam Bearfoot - All things poop, podcasting and business.

Miss Make It Happen's Podcast


7 Mar 2016

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Sam Bearfoot on Show #8: Digestion, Healthy Eating, Relaxation and Drinking Water

POWER to Live More with Jo Dodds

Digestion, Healthy Eating, Relaxation and Drinking Water with Sam Bearfoot, AKA The Digestion Detective. Tools & Apps What’s App for instant chat Facebook App to keep up with Facebook on the smartphone “My top tool would be – I have one of those pens … Do you remember those pens which you used at school and your teacher had them? They have the white top and the four different colours you push down?” BiC 4 Colour Pen and BiC 4 Colour Fashion Other Resources Twining’s Everyday Tea Books Mum’s Not Having Chemo by Laura Bonds. “It’s just such an inspirational book” It’s about the various different ways that Laura’s Mum healed her cancer without chemotherapy. Tips “I make a bit of a rule that I don’t bring work into the evenings if I don’t absolutely have to. Then my wind down time is actually spent in the kitchen. I like being in the kitchen. I like to cook.” “I like to draw. I sketch, I colour, I paint, I love a bit of yoga. I like to meditate. I like walking, those are my kind of release.” “I’m one of these people that healthy doesn’t need to be boring and it doesn’t need to be eating like a rabbit constantly. You can still enjoy some really nice food, you just have to put the effort in and make it for yourself. That’s my ethos, if you like, you don’t have to give up everything, you just have to find a little cheeky way around it, which is pretty much how I live.” “The top things that people are getting wrong, they’re not drinking enough water. That’s a huge one. That will help with every part of your body, not just digestion. Those that do drink water, they tend to drink water when they’re eating, and that’s a big no-no. You need to separate those out, at least 20 minutes before or after you eat.” “Anything that you know that upsets you, don’t eat it” “My good days, I like being outside and quite often, if that just means that I’ve ticked all the things off of my list for the day and it means I get to go and spend half an hour, an hour, outside, sat on the grass literally, with my pen and my pad, and chill and maybe write some thoughts down at the end of the day. Maybe it’s just to appreciate that I’ve had a really good day and it’s something I’ve worked really hard for over the years to be able to be in that position.” Podcasts The Digestion Detective Show with Sam Bearfoot Websites The IBS Network To Contact Sam thedigestiondetective.com Facebook The Digestion Detective Tweet: “I’m a firm believer in breakfast. You absolutely have to have breakfast, so I always have a really good breakfast” https://ctt.ec/5U812+ Tweet: “I like to draw. I sketch, I colour, I paint, I love a bit of yoga. I like to meditate. I like walking.” https://ctt.ec/P5a2o+ Tweet: “The top things that people are getting wrong, they’re not drinking enough water. That’s a huge one. ” https://ctt.ec/6ZUfg+ Read Full Transcript Jo Dodds: Welcome Sam Bearfoot, otherwise known as The Digestion Detective. How are you Sam? Sam Bearfoot: Hello. I'm good. How are you Jo? Jo Dodds: Yep, good thanks. It's great to have you with me. Sam Bearfoot: Brilliant, it's lovely to be on your lovely new shiny show. Jo Dodds: Start by telling us a little bit about you, what you do, where you do it, how you operate, if you like. Sam Bearfoot: Yep, what I get up to. For me, I'm a therapist, and I started off as a Kinesiologist, which is a hands-on therapy. I've done that for a number of years, but within the last couple of years, I've re-branded myself and I now, pretty much, work just as a nutritional therapist online. My specialism, if you can't guess from the name of Digestion Detective, is digestion. I help people that are struggling digestively. It's usually people that suffer with bloating or IBS, and/or. Something that I suffered with many years ago, for quite a long time and it's obviously why I've chosen to mesh myself into that market, because it's something that I can relate to. I have, obviously, first-hand experience going through the symptoms and the upset and all the nasty bits that come with that. Also, I've had to figure myself, figure it out for myself, before I did all my training, on getting through and getting out the other side. I love doing it. It's what I do now. I'm very fortunate to be able to have a pretty successful radio show, similar to what you're doing now, where I get to talk to a global audience. I'm a therapist, come radio presenter, come Digestion Detective, that's who I am. Jo Dodds: Brilliant. What's a typical day look like where you're working, and what sort of activities, if you like, are you doing? Sam Bearfoot: None of my days are ever the same. They're never the same. At the moment, I'm pregnant as well, so I'm frantically trying to get all that sort of stuff done before my little one arrives. Generally speaking, it's checking in on social media. I try my very best to be as active as I can and talk to the people that want to talk to me on the various methods that there are. I check in every day just to make sure everyone's happy and if they've got questions and things like that, it can be researching and just keeping up with the local people around, anybody that's up and coming. Do I want to talk to them on my show? In the same sense, I do stuff like this too, where people want me on their show. Then it can be working on some new products, stuff that people are asking me for day in and day out. I do my best to put something together, whether it's a cheat sheet, whether it's an online coaching session, all those kinds of things. It really does just depend on the month, the year, the week. It's very very different, but that's what I like about it. Jo Dodds: You work from home? Sam Bearfoot: I do. Jo Dodds: When is the baby due? Sam Bearfoot: October the 6th. Jo Dodds: Is it your first? Sam Bearfoot: Yeah. Jo Dodds: Oh, so there could be a big change. You might be answering the question differently in November. Sam Bearfoot: Ask me that question in six months’ time, and I'm sure that it's very very different. Jo Dodds: Excellent. Sam Bearfoot: Yeah, completely different. Jo Dodds: What about on a morning, do you have a particular routine? Obviously, the days change, but do you do typical stuff in the morning? Sam Bearfoot: Yeah. Jo Dodds: Tell us a little more about that. Sam Bearfoot: Obviously that has changed somewhat with the pregnancy, the mornings are famous for not being fantastic with pregnant women, and I'm no exception to that rule. Previously it would very much be I would get up ... I'm a firm believer in breakfast. You absolutely have to have breakfast, so I always have a really good breakfast, and that could consist of anything from a homemade granola bar to I'll sit there and make myself some protein pancakes cakes with some fruit or whatever, and a brew. You've got to have a brew first thing in the morning. Jo Dodds: What's your preferred brew? Sam Bearfoot: My preferred brew is a Twining's Everyday Cup of Tea. Jo Dodds: Lovely. Sam Bearfoot: I only allow myself two cups of tea throughout the day and that's one of them. Jo Dodds: Great, so that's probably going back to another interview, talking about rituals. That's a bit of a ritual isn't it? Sam Bearfoot: It's a ritual for me. That's my thing, and now in pregnancy, I can wake up really early starving, so quite often, I will get up fairly early. I'm talking 5 or 6 o'clock in the morning, come down stairs, scarf something to eat, and then I'll go back to sleep for a little while, and my tea waits until I'm actually awake and I'm up. Jo Dodds: Awake enough to appreciate it. Sam Bearfoot: Yeah. It's changed a little bit, but predominately, my routine is up and eat. My partner often says to me that I'm like a child. As soon as I'm awake, my eyes are awake, I say I need to be fed. He's not all wrong. Jo Dodds: It's good practice. You'll know how.. Sam Bearfoot: Up and eat, that's pretty much my mornings before I obviously go off and shower and do all the bits and pieces that you do. Jo Dodds: Yeah. We just have a bit of technical problem, and I lost Sam on the call, so she's gone off the internet, dialed it on the phone, so we're going to carry on. The sound might be slightly different because she's on a different tool now. Sam Bearfoot: Different method. Jo Dodds: Exactly. Sam Bearfoot: We're still here. It's all good. Jo Dodds: Yes, that's right exactly, and we just get on with things. We're like that. We're practical, pragmatic people. You were talking about your typical morning, and I was just asking from a business point of view, a getting organised for the day point of view, is there anything that you do routinely, or is it just depending on what happens that day? Sam Bearfoot: No no no, there is definitely. I will obviously get up and have my breakfast and with my tea is when I go through my email, social media, stuff like that. It sets me up for the day. I get to see if anything's really urgent, that needs real attention now, sort of thing. I've got quite a big Twitter following, so I get lots and lots of tweets and stuff, so I have to check on that a few times a day. That time of the morning is when I go through and get rid of all the spam and the junk as you do, and it gives me a good idea of who I've got to talk to, what I've got to do, and if anything major needs sorting out, that's that sort of time in the morning that I figure that sort of stuff out. Jo Dodds: Yes. What about in the evening, do you do particular things in the evenings to wind down, or again is it whatever happens? I'm a bit whatever happens, I think! Sam Bearfoot: I make a bit of a rule that I don't bring work into the evenings if I don't absolutely have to. Then my wind down time is actually spent in the kitchen. I like being in the kitchen. I like to cook. I like to do things from scratch, which a lot of my followers know anyway. For me, that separation between work and play in a measure of time, is usually spent somewhere in the kitchen, whipping up something or other for dinner and whether that be just dinner or maybe packed lunch for the other half for the next day, that kind of thing. That's how I close off my work day and start off my evening chill time. Jo Dodds: Do you have a certain time for doing that? One of the things I struggle with is where that cut-off is and I suppose one small advantage is that Little Doddsy comes home from school and that's an indicator, but she has after school activities sometimes, so that time varies. It doesn't make it very routine really. Sam Bearfoot: Yeah, I get what you're saying, and my time varies. I time it with the other half coming home. One, because I know that when he is home I won't get anything done anyway. He's talking to me about his day, and he'll come in and chat about bits and pieces and then he'll want to know what dinner is and all that sort of stuff. That's how I separate the two halves. In fact, my cut-off is whenever he comes home, I try my best to make sure that I'm done, dusted, there's nothing else that needs to be done, and that's my cut-off point. That's going to change isn't it? It's going to dramatically change when the little sprog shows up. For the moment that’s kind of my…and that's quite a nice time, somewhere between six and half past six. As long as I’m done, on the odd occasion, as you will come to that I'm sure, have an interview that you really really want to do and there's just no getting it scheduled during the day. Maybe it's a Mum, maybe it's a Mum where they don't have any time during the day and they have to wait until the kids go to bed, then what I'll do is I usually book that maybe somewhere between 8 and 9, because then I've done dinner. I've had that, washed up, and done all that sort of stuff. Then I can slope off upstairs and leave him down here. Very rare, it's very rare that happens, but I will do it if there's something that I really wanted to talk to someone and there’s no other availability. Jo Dodds: How do you manage your tasks? Do you use a to-do list? Do you have other options, other ways of managing what you need to do? Sam Bearfoot: I'm really really old school, really old school. I use pen and paper. Jo Dodds: Wow paper, brilliant! Sam Bearfoot: Yes. I do, and I have these big sheets of paper. I think they're A3, yeah, they're' the big ones aren't they? Jo Dodds: Yeah. The flipchart ones. Sam Bearfoot: The numbers decrease as you get bigger. Jo Dodds: No, not flip chart the same one as that. Sam Bearfoot: They're not that big. Jo Dodds: Double A4 is A3 I think. Sam Bearfoot: Yes, that's it. That's right. I use that and I have various ones of those kicking about the house. I devise this big plan, spider charts in different colours and that kind of stuff and they get stuck on the wall of my office and I tick them off as time goes by, but I am really really old school when it comes to… I’ve only just started to use an online calendar. Everything else would have gone into my old diary, which is a paper diary. I just can't ... Now there's obviously two. I've got my paper diary and my online diary and they mimic each other because I can't quite step away from it properly. Jo Dodds: You're just waiting for that time when- Sam Bearfoot: It'd be like losing an arm. Jo Dodds: Yeah, it will be that time when it's more painful to carry on with two than it is to stop. Sam Bearfoot: Yeah, exactly. I'm really really old school, and I'm paper and pen and it gives me an excuse to buy really fancy stationery. Jo Dodds: Yes, I love stationery. I worked for Staples for three years, just because I like stationery. Sam Bearfoot: There you go. Your addiction is far worse than mine, I'm sure. Jo Dodds: I hesitate to ask the next question, which is what are your top three tools or apps, but maybe apps doesn't need to be in there, maybe it's tools? Sam Bearfoot: Yeah, exactly. Apps wise, I've been a Blackberry user for many many years, and I do have an iPhone now, but I hate it. Jo Dodds: Oh, interesting. Sam Bearfoot: I'm not really up on that kind of stuff. I don't really use anything like that at all. Jo Dodds: That's because you've got a Blackberry and the apps aren't so good. I was a Blackberry girl for many many years. Sam Bearfoot: Exactly, that's my point. That's exactly it. I think I just haven't really been introduced to that world, I think. I use the meditation one every now and then, which is quite good. Jo Dodds: Which one is that? Do you know the- Sam Bearfoot: Yeah, I used to work in a clinic in London, and they give out their own meditation app. It's just called Animaya, so that's their app, I use that. They've got really good pregnancy app ‘perfection’ in there, so that's been useful. Other than the standard What's App and Facebook App ... The Facebook App, I'm getting so annoyed with that, it keeps popping up. I'm going to delete it. I'm not really great with stuff like that, but my top tools. My top tool would be I have one of those pens ... Do you remember those pens when you used at school and your teacher had them. They have the white top and the four different colours you push down. Jo Dodds: I knew you were going to say that. I knew exactly where you were going with that. A red, a green, a black, and a blue. Sam Bearfoot: Yeah, that. I've got a really cool one in the sense that mine's purple, so I've got a purple, a pink, a lime green, and a turquoise. Jo Dodds: Wow. I have pen envy. Funny, I was on a course- Sam Bearfoot: How cool is that? Jo Dodds: I was on a course with Engage for Success, who I did some work with a couple weeks ago. We were talking about different communication styles, and he split it into four groups of the different styles that we preferred, and he set us a little task. We were supposed to be working at a summer fair for a village for five minutes, just to highlight the different approaches depending on the type of people that you are. I was with Cathy who's also done an interview with me, and he was laughing, and he told everyone at the end, "When everyone else was getting their to-do list and their ideas down and everything else, she started complimenting me on my green pen," and then we had a discussion about how we'd both written in green when we went to school. This went on for ages, he was like, "everyone else was on topic and getting the job done, and you two were busy talking about green pens." Sam Bearfoot: You know, I've had that particular pen for ages, and I will be heartbroken when it's run out. I haven't seen one since in the different option of colours. That pen has been with me for ages, and I am literally touching wood here. I hope to God I don't ever lose it, because it is my saviour because obviously I write everything down and I keep little hand note pads in my handbag. I have an idea in the car, out comes the pen and the pad and there I am writing it down. Jo Dodds: Do you use different colours for different things, or just whichever takes your fancy. Sam Bearfoot: Yeah, I use different colours for different things. It's essential. That's my app isn't it? That's my multi-functional tool, it’s my pen. Jo Dodds: It is, your retro-app. Sam Bearfoot: Yeah. I know. People laugh, because they think considering I'm really active on social media and I'm pretty good on the laptop and all that kind of thing, they sort of laugh and me and say that the fact that I still use pen and paper for some stuff is just really crazy. Jo Dodds: Although, I was at an event a little while ago, and they were talking about millennials, and they had some people to give opinions. I was one of them. We were all not millennials clearly, and we were sitting there with our iPads and iPhones taking note before we went into the session, and the two millennials asked for a piece of paper and a pen, because they hadn't actually got any technology with them, so maybe you're ahead of everyone else. Sam Bearfoot: That would hopefully be me. I've had the iPhone obviously, it'd be in my bag, but I wouldn't think of it for one moment of getting it out to make notes, because that would drive me insane. I just couldn't type on my phone as quickly as I could write with a pen. I'm not that old you know. Just so people know, I'm actually not that old. Jo Dodds: No, you're not at all. Sam Bearfoot: They're sitting there thinking maybe she's 50 or 60, I'm not. I'm half that. Jo Dodds: Given you’re pregnant, I think 50 or 60 would be a bit of a shock. Sam Bearfoot: Yeah, I'm a little bit retro. We'll call it retro. Jo Dodds: Yeah, retro, that's good. Changing the subject a bit then, what do you do to relax? Sam Bearfoot: Relaxation time is probably not going to be all that much of a surprise, but I like to draw. I sketch, I colour, I paint, I love a bit of yoga. I like to meditate. I like walking, those are my kind of release. Take me back a year and it would've been I go out for a run and I go to the gym, that sort of thing, but obviously that's off the menu for a little while. I really like to draw so it still involves pen and paper, and doing things like that really. I do my best to relax as much as I can, previously I had been in a real real stress bunny so I do appreciate some down time now. Jo Dodds: I could have done a nice link from that. I could've said is there anything else you use paper for, and you could have taken us into the relaxing question, rather than me so abruptly changing the subject. Sam Bearfoot: Yeah. It wasn't really changing the subject at all was it? It's really about the paper and pen. I've always like that, it's always been something I've done as a kid. I was always drawing. On my homework there was a little doodle in the corner, and things like that. It's just my way of ... It's distraction as well, a distraction from the rest of the world and other things I have going on. It's something I've always really liked, and it just takes me off into my own little world, which is ideal. Jo Dodds: Yeah, that's great. I have one of those colouring in books, because I'm not real good at drawing. Sam Bearfoot: I've got one too. I've got them and I've got a big bag of paint and pen and felt tip, and stuff. Jo Dodds: Okay, we're back on stationery, let's move on. How do you keep healthy? I guess that's changing with the pregnancy as well. What sort of things, the food and exercise and sleep and that sort of thing? Sam Bearfoot: Over the years it has changed quite a lot because I was just awful, really awful. I lived on take out. I worked for the fast food restaurants for a number of years. I used to drink really heavily. I would smoke. Now, I don't do any of that. Obviously I'm nutritionally trained, so the food that goes in a good 80 or 90% of the time is exactly what it should be, so lots of veggies. Lovely lean meats, there's nothing processed in my diet. That's how I look after myself. I'm one of these people that healthy doesn't need to be boring and it doesn't need to be eating like a rabbit constantly. You can still enjoy some really nice food, you just have to put the effort in and make it for yourself. That's my ethos, if you like, you don't have to give up everything, you just have to find a little cheeky way around it, which is pretty much how I live. There's lots and lots of supplementation that goes in, and that can change quite a bit with pregnancy, but going back to who I am and what I do as a business, my number one priority is always looking after my digestion. I know how important that is for everything else that goes on. Because I know that I suffer, or have suffered in that area, I know that if I don't look after that, potentially I can become quite ill. Jo Dodds: That's a big topic. It's obviously a big topic and that's clearly what you do, so we're not going to get through lots of it in the next couple of minutes, but are there any hnts, tips, messages for people that might have digestive issues that you might throw in? As I say, you've only got a couple minutes. Sam Bearfoot: No, it's fine. The top things that people are getting wrong, they're not drinking enough water. That's a huge one. That will help with every part of your body, not just digestion. Those that do drink water, they tend to drink water when they're eating, and that's a big no-no. You need to separate those out, at least 20 minutes before or after you eat, gulping down the water, and of course, anything that you know that upsets you, don't eat it. It's like that joke you hear as a kid, I can't do it, but imagine I'm doing this. You go into the doctor and you say it hurts when I do this, and I'm slapping my arm about. I really was just slapping my arm about. The doctor says, "Well don't do it." People forget that, and they laugh, and I'm like, "No, I'm being serious. If you know that you eat that and an hour later you are doubled over, why on earth would you eat it in the first place?" It's about figuring out what works for you, what doesn't work for you, and avoiding the stuff that just doesn't agree. Jo Dodds: Sometimes it's harder said than done. I was listening to a podcast earlier, and they were talking about the Race for Life. They were saying there were people doing lots of them over the last week or two and they've got these signs on their back about why they were supporting and that sort of thing. They were saying there was one particular person who's got something talking about let's find the cure for cancer sort of thing, and we're standing there eating horrendous food and smoking, and it's a bit like actually if we could get some of those bits right, then some of the potential issues may reduce, go away, or whatever. We do tend to know what's good and not do it because other things get in the way. Sam Bearfoot: We fall into that trap of, a lot of the time we have a bit of a subconscious thing where we know something's not quite right, but we're just going to dismiss it rather than looking into it. I think that's the fear factor and that's a lot, again, of what I deal with. A lot of people are quite afraid of trying to deal with their issues and face their issues because it means sometimes, it means quite a big change. I don't think a lot of people are ready for that. Jo Dodds: No. Sam Bearfoot: They just dismiss the things that they know might be their problem area, but they're just not ready to face them yet, so I help them through and help them to see that actually the task that they think is humongous it isn't going to be that humongous when you break it all down. That's where I come in. Jo Dodds: From your point of view, thinking about changing things and doing things differently, what do you do to learn and improve yourself? Sam Bearfoot: For me, I'm always learning from the professors, from the big doctors out there, the big guys that are flying the flag for digestion. Although they're in a bit of a different field from me, in the sense that they’re medically trained ... They're really getting their hands dirty with this kind of stuff, actually it teaches me an awful lot. I do my best to read as much research as I can, keeping up to the new stuff that comes out, because people ask me. I would be doing a disservice if I didn't know the answer, but having said that, I quite frequently hold my hands up and say, "Nope, never heard of that." I'm only human as well, so I do my best to keep up with anything new, keeping up with lots of research. I'm very fortunate I do know some pretty cool people in those kinds of places anyway. Sometimes I get to know about these things before they hit the headlines. Jo Dodds: Yeah. Sam Bearfoot: It's continual training. Sometimes I might think, "Oh, that's something I fancy learning about," and I just go off and do it. Whether that's just getting knee deep into a really good book or maybe interviewing the person. I learn just as much from the interviews I do. I don’t think people realise that, but I do. You learn every day. Jo Dodds: Yes. What about a couple of examples of the websites or people to send listeners to if they're interested in following up any of this nutrition / diet sort of stuff. Who springs to mind to you as somebody you really follow? Sam Bearfoot: Who do I follow? Jo Dodds: Yeah. Sam Bearfoot: Who do I keep up with? I've got some good friends over at the Functional Gut Clinic. I think they’re functionalgutclinic.com. The lovely Anthony Hobson over there, he's fantastic. He's a science kind of guy. He's very smart, very clever, but at the same time, he really appreciates the kind of work I do as a therapist. He's always got something really interesting to say. Again, he's quite nicely connected, but it's always interesting seeing what he's up to and some of the research and things he's getting involved in. I like to keep up with the IBS Network, and I think they're IBSNetwork.org. Again, they've got some fantastic things going. They're trying to get some things through parliament at the moment, petitions and things going on, and I support them in that. At the same time, I get people to see that the forum side of things, I get to see what the people are saying, listening to what's going on, answering questions here and there if I can. That keeps my finger in that pie. It means I can really get to relate to the people that I'm hoping to serve and the people that I do serve, so they're kind of cool as well. Who else? There's quite a few. I do keep up ... it's not necessarily the traditional people you would think either. It's not like yourmindbodydreams.com or whatever that is. I don't go to that because I think some of that's a bit rubbish. There's lots and lots of stuff I tend to look at, but mine is probably a little bit more specific than maybe broad spectrum. Jo Dodds: Yeah. Thinking about other recommends, what about books, films, music, any of those side of things for perhaps inspiration, enjoyment, or even more learning? Is there anything you'd recommend there? Sam Bearfoot: I'm not a huge book reader. I much prefer to listen, however, having said that, one of my top read for the last year, things that I had picked up, is there's a health journalist friend of mine, her name's Laura Bonds, and she writes a book called Mom's Not Having Chemo. The book is about her. She travelled the world and she got to interview 60 ... I'm not sure 60. It's a large number anyway. I'm not sure it's 60, of the world leaders in cancer prevention and curing. It's just such an inspirational book about the various different ways of doing that that don't necessarily going to see an oncologist. Jo Dodds: Interesting. Sam Bearfoot: I found it really really interesting, really inspiring, and quite brave, because it knocks some of the stuff that we traditionally know and are told, well out of the park. Jo Dodds: Absolutely. I was reading that article today about that people quite often die from chemotherapy rather than cancer, which pops up every so often. I guess that's probably related to the sorts of things she's got in the book. Sam Bearfoot: Yeah, there's a lot of stuff in there, and a lot of the people that she interviewed are actually doctors, so it's well worth the read. Even if it's not from a cancer perspective, even if it's just a natural healing perspective, I think it would appeal to a lot of people, and not necessarily change your mind, that's not what the book is written for. It's to open your eyes to potential that's out there, so it's hidden from us. They're not allowed to say certain things and all that kind of thing, but when you read something it makes quite a big impact on you. Jo Dodds: Yes. Sam Bearfoot: I've read a few books over the last year, but that's definitely the one that always springs to mind whenever someone asks me. Moms Not Having Chemo by Laura Bond. Jo Dodds: Excellent, that's great. I'll also go check that one out, so thank you. Sam Bearfoot: Yeah, do. Jo Dodds: What about if things don't go right with your day? If it all tumbles around you, how do you deal with that? Sam Bearfoot: I get livid. I do. I get completely livid. I get really stressed out. I usually end up barking like a hound at my other half when walks through the door, but it doesn't last very long. I have to bark my bark, have a little moan, have an extra cup of tea, and usually have something to eat, and then I'm okay. I think that just comes from years and years and years of being in a very corporate environment, where anyone that works in that environment knows that when the stuff hits the fan, it can put a downer on your day. Jo Dodds: Yep. I love park the bark. I'm going to write that one down. It's brilliant. Sam Bearfoot: I am just traditional. Jo Dodds: On a day when you end the day knowing that you've had that chance to live more ... Talk about doing the stuff you want to do rather than the stuff that you think you have to do or you think you should do or that sort of thing. What will you have done if you've had that day where everything went swimmingly and you had a really great day, what would you be doing? Sam Bearfoot: My good days, I like being outside and quite often, if that just means that I’ve ticked all the things off of my list for the day and it means I get to go and spend half an hour, an hour, outside, sat on the grass literally, with my pen and my pad, and chill and maybe write some thoughts down at the end of the day. Maybe it's just to appreciate that I've had a really good day and it's something I've worked really hard for over the years to be able to be in that position. It took me a long time to be able to migrate from the corporate environment and over to what I do now. Jo Dodds: That bit about being able to go out and sit on the grass without having to check with anybody because it's 3 o'clock in the afternoon, you're supposed to be working type of thing. Sam Bearfoot: Yeah. It took me a really long time to get out of that mindset of supposed to be working. I'm supposed to be working, whereas now, if I've done everything I need to do for the day, and I'm really happy with that and everything performs really well and I don't have anything outstanding that needs to be really really urgent, then yeah, I'm quite happy literally just taking a glass of water, going and sitting on the grass. Maybe I'll just sit there with my cat. I know it sounds like I'm crazy cat lady, but just really simple things. Really really simple stuff that you don't get the chance to do, if you're stuck in an office. I appreciate that. For me it’s still really fresh, it’s still really new, but I still appreciate it completely. Jo Dodds: Yes. I get what you mean. I sing sometimes during the day, and I always feel like I'm completely indulging myself and clearly I wouldn't have done that if I was in an office with other people either. I have to shut the window in case the neighbours are in the garden, that sort of thing, but it does feel really indulgent. Sam Bearfoot: Exactly. Yeah, it does and it's something really simple isn't it. It didn't cost any money. It's not me going out and buying myself something new. It's nothing like that at all. It's just the real simplicity of it's a nice day, let's go and get 25 minutes’ worth of sunshine. Jo Dodds: Yeah, exactly. Brilliant. We've come to the end of our time now. I was going to say half an hour, but I think it's going to be a slightly longer interview, which is great. Lots of content. How can people find out more about you and connect with you and find out the stuff you can do to help them? Sam Bearfoot: People laugh, it's easy, because of my name, both of them, my real name is Sam Bearfoot or The Digestion Detective, if you write either those in Google, there I am, but the website is thedigestiondetective.com. You can get me there, and if you just type in The Digestion Detective in Twitter or Facebook, you will find me. I'm everywhere. I'm like a bad penny, I just don't go away. Jo Dodds: The famous Sam Bearfoot, that's brilliant. Excellent. Sam Bearfoot: I think it's just because it's such a strange name. I'm really fortunate because it works really well with SEO, so you should just type my name in and one of my accounts will pop up and you will find me. Jo Dodds: Exactly, it's great when that happens. I was really disappointed when a teacher in America got really famous for something, because she was Jo Dodds, because I was the only Jo Dodds that was ever out there before. How dare she do something that gets in the news. Sam Bearfoot: Oh, bummer. How dare she, exactly. Jo Dodds: I can't think there's going to be many Sam Bearfoots out there though, so I think you're all right. Brilliant. I really appreciate- Sam Bearfoot: Yeah, I'm not changing my name. Jo Dodds: No. I really appreciate you spending some time today. It's been great to get some good info, hints and tips, and recommendations from you. I'm still loving the four colour pen. I'm going to have to try to find something like that online. Sam Bearfoot: You're going to find one. You are. You're going to go on the hunt now. You'll be in the stationery section looking for this multi colour pen, I promise you. Jo Dodds: If I find one with pink and purple on it, I'll send you one, okay. Sam Bearfoot: Yes, do it. I haven't found another one. Jo Dodds: Brilliant, thank you so much Sam. Sam Bearfoot: Oh you're more than welcome love, take care. The post Sam Bearfoot on Show #8: Digestion, Healthy Eating, Relaxation and Drinking Water appeared first on POWER to Live More.


2 Feb 2016

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Happy stomach = increased energy and happiness with digestive expert and podcast host Sam Bearfoot #16

Zestology: Energy, vitality and motivation

My personal development background is in NLP and related more to focusing on the mind. But I want Zestology to look at every area of our physical and mental health, and I know personally that when my digestion is good, I feel good. Likewise, when it's not, I feel sluggish and slow. I definitely have my ups and downs with digestion and gut health, hence today's show. Today's Zestology Podcast guest is someone who goes by the name of The Digestion Detective. Sam Bearfoot runs a successful practice here in the UK, combining kinesiology, nutrition and a number of different areas of expertise. She also hosts the popular Digestion Detective podcast and is regularly featured in major health and lifestyle publications such as Health & Fitness magazine, Daily Mirror, Prima and Cosmopolitan. She's a bit of a ledge. When you listen you'll hear: Living with more energy How to work out: what agrees with your body and what doesn't. You've heard about the importance of drinking water, but do you know when to drink it? How the crazy technique of putting your legs above your head might change your life! Whether you should be eating gluten. Easy, everyday tips for vitality What kinesiology is and how it can help you. How muscle testing might help you. What probiotics to take, and where to buy them. What to do if you've been on antibiotics at any point over the past couple of years (important). Despite everything you hear, be careful with raw food. Why - listen on. Finding motivation Your emotional wellbeing is intrinsically linked to your digestion. Make your body run super-efficiently, and notice how you feel. And lots more...


21 Jun 2015

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027: Beat the Dreaded Bloat - w/ Sam Bearfoot, The Digestion Detective

On Air with Ella | Motivation & Wellness

Ah, the dreaded bloat.  If you're tired of looking like you’re 4 months pregnant by dinnertime, this show is for you. Sam Bearfoot, the Digestion Detective is telling us what we need to know to prevent and treat The Dreaded Bloat.  What We Talk About:  •  How Sam's experiences as an IBS sufferer and kinesiologist led her to becoming The Digestion Detective and host of her own radio show in the UK  •  Why can Ella look 4 months pregnant even when she's at her fittest? (aarrrggghhhhh!) •  What is happening in our digestive track to cause the The Dreaded Bloat? •  What is SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)? •  Common food triggers for bloating  •  The main offenders - which food groups are the biggest issues for most people and what to do about it •  So you figured it out... now what? •  Simple tips that aren't related to WHAT you're eating, but HOW you're eating that can reduce bloating  Find all resources mentioned at http://www.onairwithella.com We want to hear from you! Leave any questions for Sam Bearfoot or Ella in the comments and make sure you subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher Radio so that you automatically get new episodes. PS - Have you connected with me on Facebook? We share lots of content, recipes, photos, motivation and more over there, so COME ON OVER. :-)


17 May 2015

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259: Sam Bearfoot: A Lady Who Loves A Bit Of Glitter (& Being 100% Real)

Business Coaching With Join Up Dots - Online Business Success The Easy Way !

When we started Join Up Dots many, many episodes ago, it was my aim to show you all, how different people achieve different things in their lives.Some people quit their nine to five and take a dramatic leap of faith, whilst following their dreams.Other people, like myself, take a more hesitant "Slide of faith" and continue working on the side hustle until the time when it is right to go and do their own thing.Well todays guest is like that, and is creating an online identity and profile, alongside a brick and mortar business in the holistic world of Kinesiology, which is a holistic approach of simultaneously treating all the aspects of a person, emotional, nutritional, structural and energetic needs, whilst still working for the man.After spending a number of years suffering from a vast array of illness and discomfort, she discovered this form of treatment and founded the company Body Sync in 2010, to take her understanding and training out into the world to help others.And it's that delight to share and help others which has positioned herself as the Digestion Detective  which is a franchised online show, found in ITunes and available on UK Health Radio each week, where she talks and discusses health and health issues.Throw into the mix regularly contributions to various publications which have included Health & Fitness magazine, Daily Mirror, Prima and Cosmopolitan to name just a few, you get the picture that this lady is a hustler, who works hard everyday to achieve her aim.But what is that aim? Where does she see her life going? And what does she love doing most her own thing, or working for someone else?Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Sam Bearfoot.


12 Jan 2015