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.

May 2017

The Pure Joy


I’m a goal oriented guy. I like to do things for some kind of reason. To be productive. To move forward in a project. When I’m not resting or hanging out with the people I love, I’m probably in this mode.   I was super psyched when my good pal suggested that we cruise around [...]

April 2017

Sara Showers— Part Time Passionate Ceramicist & Struggling Relationship Guru


What is your creative mission? To live fully curious without limitations, and to fall in love everyday with something small, something new. What do you love about what you do? I love that I can find my own silence if only I let myself. I love that I understand the importance of solitude because it [...]

March 2017

Bangin’ the Drums of My Dreams


I’ve always wanted to play drums ever since I can remember. But it never really happened. Yes, I constantly tap out beats on the steering wheel and table top. When I’ve played with bands I’ve begged the drummer to give me a shot at the skins. But mostly I’ve programmed beats. Hundreds of them. Maybe thousands. It’s seriously [...]

Waiting at the Mailbox (for My Rock God to Write Back)


To say that I was a madman, die hard, full-on Styx fan would be an understatement. In junior high I glued all of my Styx albums to the wall (much to my mom’s dismay). I cranked albums like Paradise Theater, The Grand Illusion and Crystal Ball at top volume (also to my mom’s dismay). I even made it from the far [...]

Benjamin Garibay— Singer/ Songwriter


What is your creative mission? To express the way I feel, hoping that I could move feelings in someone else. What do you love about what you do? Having the right melody for the aching, cheerful or hopeful words. What have you learned from your successes/ failures? Time is a precious thing. When you've succeeded, you can [...]

What is the Supervillain of the Creative Self?


  Some theories of psychology believe that we’re made of psychological parts. Lover, brother, leader, activist, humanitarian, whatever. But there’s a dark side. For every saint there’s a sinner. For every virgin there’s a whore. If this theory is true, then we all have inside of us the seeds of a superhero dreamer. A creative [...]