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.

September 2018

The Bonfire of Old Stories

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

                                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+00:00

Stepping Forward with Your Courageous Heart

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

(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+00:00

July 2018

The Deep Value of Your Creative Heart

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

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+00:00

June 2018

Cracking the Code of the Structured Jam

2018-06-27T15:43:51+00:00

When I was a teenager learning to play guitar I was so psyched to learn cover songs. I had this amazing teacher, this long haired 20 something metal dude named Eric Todd. This guy could play. I’d go into the lessons with a song I was into that week. He’d listen to it on the [...]

Cracking the Code of the Structured Jam2018-06-27T15:43:51+00:00

Every Creative Sapien (Hero #7)

2018-06-13T13:05:52+00:00

My heroes are people who shine, act and broadcast clear ideals that have shaped my personality and mission in life. Heroes don’t always save babies in burning buildings. Sometimes they simply show us courageous ways to live in the world. In one way or another, all of my heroes are Not F*ing Around. Life on [...]

Every Creative Sapien (Hero #7)2018-06-13T13:05:52+00:00

May 2018

Azure Anarchy— SuperStar Goth Student (Hero #6)

2018-05-09T13:31:26+00:00

My heroes are people who shine, act and broadcast clear ideals that have shaped my personality and mission in life. Heroes don’t always save babies in burning buildings. Sometimes they simply show us courageous ways to live in the world. In one way or another, all of my heroes are Not F*ing Around.   I [...]

Azure Anarchy— SuperStar Goth Student (Hero #6)2018-05-09T13:31:26+00:00

The Gift of Music (and how to use it)

2018-05-04T09:19:36+00:00

I finally blasted out of my hometown in Pennsylvania and landed at a college in California (after dropping out to start a tie-dye business in my grandmother’s basement). I found my way to my dorm and looked up at the music building that was just a few dozen yards away. “Music is a Gift of [...]

The Gift of Music (and how to use it)2018-05-04T09:19:36+00:00

April 2018

Henry Rollins— Punk Rock Spoken Word Artist (Hero #5)

2018-04-24T10:29:38+00:00

My heroes are people who shine, act and broadcast clear ideals that have shaped my personality and mission in life. Heroes don’t always save babies in burning buildings. Sometimes they simply show us courageous ways to live in the world. In one way or another, all of my heroes are Not F*ing Around.   Henry [...]

Henry Rollins— Punk Rock Spoken Word Artist (Hero #5)2018-04-24T10:29:38+00:00