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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.

August 2019

The Punk Rock Spirit— Assets and Liabilities

2019-08-07T12:46:42-08:00

F authority. That was my mantra starting at about age fifteen when I turned onto the ethos of the punk rock music that shouted from heart. I was a discontented suburban kid. Bored. Unseen. Pissed off at school, parents and anyone else who tried to tell me what to do. Over the years as I [...]

The Punk Rock Spirit— Assets and Liabilities2019-08-07T12:46:42-08:00

April 2019

How to Veer in the Direction of Your Dreams

2019-04-10T15:01:14-08:00

Thought is cause. What the hell am I talking about? Fair question. Sometimes I speak in riddles. Here’s the scoop. Everything in the human world began in one place. Sometimes this is obvious. Sometimes not. I’m talking about our minds. Every single thing that every single human has ever done in this world starts here. [...]

How to Veer in the Direction of Your Dreams2019-04-10T15:01:14-08:00

March 2019

The Freshman and Steeled Tipped Boot of NFA

2019-03-28T10:44:32-08:00

As a teacher and creativity coach, I sometimes need to square up and kick hard with the steel tipped boot of NFA. It can be kind of harsh. But it’s always backed with love.  It’s true. Sometimes people need their hand held. Sometimes people need a nudge in the right direction. Or a cheerleader in [...]

The Freshman and Steeled Tipped Boot of NFA2019-03-28T10:44:32-08:00

A Magical Element of Music

2019-03-05T15:11:47-08:00

Tonight I am taking a major trip on a musical time machine. It was July, 1985, when my folks dropped me and few friends off in the parking lot at The Spectrum in Philadelphia somewhere around noon. We simply had to get there very early.  We baked in the 90+ degree direct sunlight all day [...]

A Magical Element of Music2019-03-05T15:11:47-08:00

January 2019

Heart Crushing Moments and the Joy of the Unexpected

2019-01-16T15:54:21-08:00

How’s the new year treating you? You guys rocking forward with your writing, tunes and other general creative mayhem? Hope so! This past weekend in Seattle I had the absolute honor to lead a 2day NFA workshop called HOW TO LIVE YOUR DREAMS IN ’19! These SuperStars stepped into their hearts, dismantled their fears, [...]

Heart Crushing Moments and the Joy of the Unexpected2019-01-16T15:54:21-08:00

September 2018

The Bonfire of Old Stories

2018-09-26T16:10:31-08:00

                                How many old stories do you hold onto? I’m talking about the stories of your life. And for you SuperStar writers out there, I’m talking about half written pieces, sketches, outlines, ideas on napkins. In life, things happen. Objective [...]

The Bonfire of Old Stories2018-09-26T16:10:31-08:00

Stepping Forward with Your Courageous Heart

2018-09-26T16:09:23-08:00

(I wrote this a few weeks ago— right before I started production on my second short film, ROADTRIPPING WITH DIA.) In case you’ve never made a movie before, it’s an incredibly complex creative and technical process. Even in a simple film there are abut a zillion things to consider. Everything from the words in the [...]

Stepping Forward with Your Courageous Heart2018-09-26T16:09:23-08:00

July 2018

The Deep Value of Your Creative Heart

2018-07-23T13:46:52-08:00

The other day out of the clear blue I got a referral to write some original music for a high end international dance troupe. These guys are Not F*ing Around. Fortune 500 corporate gigs, celebrity birthday parties, sold out shows in New York, London, Shanghai. I spoke to the artistic director about her vision, the [...]

The Deep Value of Your Creative Heart2018-07-23T13:46:52-08:00