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.

November 2020

How to Find Joy in Our Creativity


If/ then. How many times have you considered this little algorithm with any number of different variables? If she wants dessert, then I’m definitely getting some cake. If I get a raise, then I’m buying that giant TV. If it’s Friday, I’m drinking a beer. Fair enough. These if/ then’s are relatively innocuous. And in [...]

How to Find Joy in Our Creativity2020-11-19T15:53:47-08:00

How to Turn a Challenge into an Win


Everybody likes it when things are easy. But it’s the challenges in our work and creativity (and pretty much everything else) that help us step into the extraordinary. When I started writing songs and recording music in the basement during my high school years in the 80s, it was tough going. A crap tape recorder. [...]

How to Turn a Challenge into an Win2020-11-19T15:22:38-08:00

The Gold of Summer Camp Stories


While I was writing my summer camp screenplay, I noticed something strange happening. Although the story was not really about me, I could see aspects of myself play out in my characters. Whoa.  My hopes, my fears, my dreams, tragedies and truths somehow wove themselves into the plot.  Tuna, the twenty something counselor, kept saying [...]

The Gold of Summer Camp Stories2020-11-04T14:50:46-08:00

April 2020

The Magic of Music


I’ve had some really rough days recently. Getting sucked down the dark hallways. Feeling that deep heaviness, fear, anxiety. I hope you’ve somehow managed to swerve around this kind of thing.  Maybe the deep breathing helps. Or taking time to meditate every day. Or simply freezing the newsfeed before you lose your mind.  Since I [...]

The Magic of Music2020-04-15T09:18:23-08:00

March 2020

Tune Out of the Media, Tune into Your Creativity


Things are pretty crazy around here in Seattle, around the country, and around the world. It’s scary and things are changing fast. Besides prepping, washing your hands and all of that, we may be doing a whole lot of ‘social distancing’ for awhile.  While we all try not to freak out, I’ve been looking for [...]

Tune Out of the Media, Tune into Your Creativity2020-03-13T12:11:51-08:00

December 2019

The 7MindSets


Overwhelm. The Inner Critic. Bad habits. Fear. Procrastination. Imposter syndrome. As heart-centered solopreneurs, side hustlers and/or creative types, we face these factors every.single.day. Below are the 7 MindSets that will help you go from Stuck to SuperStar! 1. Ikigai Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means ‘a reason for being’. It is the intersection of [...]

The 7MindSets2019-12-13T09:59:29-08:00

The Solopreneur DreamJob


Just like you, I’ve done many jobs in my life. I’ve worked illegally and underage at a scrap yard. I’ve interviewed rock stars. I’ve mowed grass. I’ve helped people heal and thrive. I’ve even made movies. Since I’m the type who likes to dream up various theories, I’ve thought a bunch about jobs, careers and [...]

The Solopreneur DreamJob2019-12-13T09:58:47-08:00

Lead Yourself into Work that Matters


The world is full of followers. F that. If you have an idea, a dream, an agenda, a cause— it’s your responsibility to take action. I know. Big words, right? Responsibility sounds like a burden. Maybe it is when it’s in a job you dislike or on the days when you wish you could get [...]

Lead Yourself into Work that Matters2019-12-13T09:58:08-08:00

September 2019