About Jeff Leisawitz

Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission—to inspire writers, artists, musicians and random creative types to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world. Author. Award winning musician/ producer. Internationally distributed filmmaker. College prof. Photographer. Speaker. Consultant. Not F*ing Around—The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground is Jeff’s first book.

February 2018

The ‘Rents Were Not Pleased— But Now My Mom is My Biggest Fan

2018-02-08T14:50:28+00:00

“Stop playing guitar! Do your homework!” My mom obviously didn’t understand. At fifteen years old I just wanted to rock. Not science, not math, not history. Rock. I, of course, kept playing. My fingers almost knew the notes to the picking pattern of the intro to U2’s current single, “Sunday Bloody Sunday.” “Now!” She yanked [...]

January 2018

Remixing Your Value

2018-01-26T13:12:56+00:00

Bernard Resnick is my entertainment lawyer and friend. Affectionately nicknamed Bernie the Attorney, he’s held my hand through about a million sketchy music deals, licenses and various other business transactions over the past decade and half. Bernie knows what’s up. Besides a solid grasp of the law, he’s also taught me some other things that [...]

December 2017

Quick Tips to Kick Ass (the NFA Way) Part 2

2017-12-01T12:55:16+00:00

Making it happen in the creative world can be tough. Forces appear to conspire against us. F* that. The biggest forces conspiring against us are generally within. And we all hold power there. I’ve got my own list of Not F*ing Around bullet points that have helped me navigate the treacherous waters of myself over [...]

November 2017

Quick Tips to Kick Ass (the NFA Way) Part 1

2017-11-29T16:22:55+00:00

Making it happen in the creative world can be tough. Forces appear to conspire against us. F* that. The biggest forces conspiring against us are generally within. And we all hold power there. I’ve got my own list of Not F*ing Around bullet points that have helped me navigate the treacherous waters of myself over [...]

How to Blast Past the Bull and Get Sh*t Done (Part 2)

2017-11-16T12:03:37+00:00

In Part 1 of this blog post we learned all about my dad’s famous wisdom of lists and piles. And how I went from hanging out half the day at a greasy spoon to getting paid for making music. This time around we’re gonna check out my pop’s two rules to greatly increase your success [...]

October 2017