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.

March 2017

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 [...]

Start Before You’re Ready (and Build a Galactic Beacon to the Gods)


My good friend Miguel Edwards is my current hero. He (along with a team of awesome humans— including his dad) designed and built a three and a half story kinetic sculpture in Seattle called Pursues II that looks like a cross between a sci-fi photon torpedo and a galactic beacon to the gods. This is Not [...]

February 2017