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.

January 2018

Remixing Your Value

2018-01-26T13:12:56+00:00

Bernard Resnick is my entertainment lawyer and friend. Affectionately nicknamed Bernie the Attorney, he’s held my hand through about a million sketchy music deals, licenses and various other business transactions over the past decade and half. Bernie knows what’s up. Besides a solid grasp of the law, he’s also taught me some other things that [...]

Remixing Your Value2018-01-26T13:12:56+00:00

December 2017

Quick Tips to Kick Ass (the NFA Way) Part 2

2017-12-01T12:55:16+00:00

Making it happen in the creative world can be tough. Forces appear to conspire against us. F* that. The biggest forces conspiring against us are generally within. And we all hold power there. I’ve got my own list of Not F*ing Around bullet points that have helped me navigate the treacherous waters of myself over [...]

Quick Tips to Kick Ass (the NFA Way) Part 22017-12-01T12:55:16+00:00

November 2017

Quick Tips to Kick Ass (the NFA Way) Part 1

2017-11-29T16:22:55+00:00

Making it happen in the creative world can be tough. Forces appear to conspire against us. F* that. The biggest forces conspiring against us are generally within. And we all hold power there. I’ve got my own list of Not F*ing Around bullet points that have helped me navigate the treacherous waters of myself over [...]

Quick Tips to Kick Ass (the NFA Way) Part 12017-11-29T16:22:55+00:00

How to Blast Past the Bull and Get Sh*t Done (Part 2)

2017-11-16T12:03:37+00:00

In Part 1 of this blog post we learned all about my dad’s famous wisdom of lists and piles. And how I went from hanging out half the day at a greasy spoon to getting paid for making music. This time around we’re gonna check out my pop’s two rules to greatly increase your success [...]

How to Blast Past the Bull and Get Sh*t Done (Part 2)2017-11-16T12:03:37+00:00

October 2017

Overcoming Mistakes and Rejection

2017-10-31T18:15:18+00:00

                      Film Courage: …And I’m wondering what your take is on rejection because it doesn’t feel so great. Jeff Leisawitz:  I…don’t want rejection but embrace it just like failure.  Failure and rejections are signposts telling you that you are doing something right.  If you are [...]

Overcoming Mistakes and Rejection2017-10-31T18:15:18+00:00

What Got Me Out of a Creative Funk

2017-10-31T18:10:04+00:00

                      Film Courage:  At what moment did you say “I’m really going to do this!”  Because we all love to think of these awesome ideas and then they last what, maybe a day, a week, whatever? That is essentially what the book (Not F*ing Around: [...]

What Got Me Out of a Creative Funk2017-10-31T18:10:04+00:00

What Drives a Screenplay?

2017-10-31T18:06:11+00:00

                      Film Courage:  Jeff, regarding screenwriting, can you talk about the Power of Intention and how a writer needs to check their own intention, either during the writing of the script, before the writing of the script or afterward? Jeff Leisawitz:  Sure.  So we’re all [...]

What Drives a Screenplay?2017-10-31T18:06:11+00:00

What is the SuperVillain of the Creative Self?

2017-10-31T17:55:45+00:00

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 powerhouse [...]

What is the SuperVillain of the Creative Self?2017-10-31T17:55:45+00:00

Fail Fast. Kick Ass Faster!

2017-10-31T17:51:30+00:00

Failure is a scary word. Terrifying. Frightening. Paralyzing. But literally every successful musician, artist, songwriter and producer who’s kicking ass will tell you this—the faster you fail, the faster you succeed. In fact, when you step back from your bruised ego, squashed heart and/or tortured soul, you’ll find that “failure” is actually “feedback.” The wise [...]

Fail Fast. Kick Ass Faster!2017-10-31T17:51:30+00:00