Do you consume more than you create? We consume thing like food, clothing, housewares, electronics, information, entertainment, social media and much more. A part of you desires to contribute something in the world in order to give a part of yourself and feel connected to the greater whole. Consumption can sometimes feel like it’s filling that void but if you’re consuming more than you’re creating you’re not meeting it in an authentic way. What do you have to give? Maybe you’re artistic or creative or you like to write. Maybe you are a good listener and you like to help people. Creation can take on many different forms so pay attention to what you’re curious about. Remember also that consumption is safe and fun and lights up the pre-frontal cortex. Creation initially might feel scary because you’re being vulnerable, you might not be good at it and other’s might judge it. But please don’t let that stop you. You are here to give something that only you can give. We want what you have to create.

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13 replies
  1. Carrie says:

    This is so fantastic! I have been thinking alot about this lately, but I couldn’t really clarify my thoughts in my head. The way you talk about the balance of consumption and creating makes perfect sense and when you are creating more than consuming, that alone can bring so much more happiness and satisfaction to our lives. I love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Amy Gretchen says:

    Jody this podcast blew my mind and is what kept me listening to you for eight hours today as I did a major decluttering of my closet.

    I have been looking for you… feeling all kinds of grateful I stumbled upon your podcast.

    I signed up for a mini session and looking forward to chatting with you soon.

    Ps so sad I missed the chance to meet you in Salt Lake in July.

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  3. Angeleah says:

    I definitely think you could do another podcast on this topic in more detail. I think there are so many of us mom’s that used to create so much more than we do now because of our phones, tablets, computers, Netflix, pre-made foods and restaurants, housekeepers, and the abundance of so many stores like Target
    (damn Target ????) that are close to our homes and are so convenient to run to a few days a week. I know I miss how life was a few years ago before iPhones and social media.

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  4. Mikelle says:

    I LOVED this podcast! I agree with the previous comment that you should do another podcast in more detail on this! Creating is something that I have been thinking a lot about lately. I am working on cultivating a new home and lawn that we just moved into, creating a garden, and looking to create new friendships. Most of all, I am trying to create a new business from the ground up. But what do you do when you don’t know how to create? What if the creating process is crippled by fear or anxiety or not knowing how the creation will happen? What if you had bad experiences in the past when you tried to create and things didn’t go well? How do you create when you don’t know how to create what you want to create?

    Anyway, that was a wonderful podcast. It was like honey to my soul. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Jody says:

      This is a great question Mikelle. What if you didn’t need to know how. You only needed to know two things. #1 Believe you can do it. Believing you can do it and knowing how are two separate things. If you can truly believe it (with the caveat that you don’t have to know…you are in the process of figuring out how) then that’s the first and most important step. #2 Figure out the next right step. That’s it. That’s all you need to know. Sometimes the next right step is figuring out what you don’t know. Google. You Tube. Talk to someone. Baby steps. 🙂

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