The Gold of Summer Camp Stories

November 4th, 2020|0 Comments

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, [...]

The Magic of Music

April 15th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

The 7MindSets

December 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Overwhelm. The Inner Critic. Bad habits. Fear. Procrastination. Imposter syndrome. As heart-centered solopreneurs, side hustlers and/or creative types, we face these factors Below are the 7 MindSets that will help you go from Stuck [...]

The Solopreneur DreamJob

December 13th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

Become Wonderful

September 16th, 2019|1 Comment

As a functional adult these days, it’s really easy to lose your sense of wonder.  Why does that matter? And why should you care? When you lose the wonder, your world becomes flat. Boring sets [...]

The Essence of Rock

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

You rock! That rocks! We will rock you! We hear the rock word tossed around all the time. It’s one of those words that holds some kind of magic, some kind of power. It’s like [...]

A Magical Element of Music

March 5th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

Overcoming Overwhelm

September 26th, 2018|0 Comments

The second day of shooting my short film ROADTRIPPING WITH DIA was easily one of the top ten most stressful days of my life. With the cast and crew all on-set (and on my dime) [...]

Every Creative Sapien (Hero #7)

June 13th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

My Imaginary Friends

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

As a kid, I didn’t really have any friends. I was always sort of lost in my own little world, making up stories, creating kingdoms and stirring up magic potions. Or drawing wayyy outside the [...]

Weird Friendless Kid

March 9th, 2018|2 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I was a weird friendless kid. It’s hard to remember the moment when I internalized the ‘weird’ part, although I have a feeling it was in preschool. I have [...]

Hawkeye Pierce (Hero #1)

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Remixing Your Value

January 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Giving Gifts from Within

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

As you may have noticed, there’s a ton of hoopla around the holiday season. I’m all for hoopla, but I’ve never been a big fan of the cultural and corporate mandate to spend, spend, spend [...]

What Drives a Screenplay?

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

                      Film Courage:  Jeff, regarding screenwriting, can you talk about the Power of Intention and how a writer needs to check their own intention, either [...]

Fail Fast. Kick Ass Faster!

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Why Writers Write

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

By B. O'Malley This weekend, I was able to interview author, screenwriter, filmmaker, and musician Jeff Leisawitz, who helps filmmakers, screenwriters, and other creative people find their creative voice and inspiration, and get on track [...]

Pushing Past the Eclipse

August 23rd, 2017|2 Comments

Humans around the world, for zillions of years, have been freaking out every time the sun goes dark in the middle of the day. I would too, if I didn’t know the science. I might [...]

The Pure Joy

May 14th, 2017|1 Comment

I’m a goal oriented guy. I like to do things for some kind of reason. To be productive. To move forward in a project. When I’m not resting or hanging out with the people I [...]

How to Rock Like U2

April 21st, 2017|2 Comments

U2 has been one of my favorite bands for very long time. Back in Jr. High when I was learning guitar I played Sunday Bloody Sunday over and over and over again until I channeled [...]

Bangin’ the Drums of My Dreams

March 30th, 2017|1 Comment

I’ve always wanted to play drums ever since I can remember. But it never really happened. Yes, I constantly tap out beats on the steering wheel and table top. When I’ve played with bands I’ve begged the drummer [...]

The Art of Fulfillment

March 17th, 2017|5 Comments

The other day I found myself at a huge event where NFA SuperStar Tony Robbins was doing his thing. In case you don’t know, Tony has been the undisputed champion of self help and business [...]

Loving the Bully Within

January 1st, 2016|5 Comments

The world is full of bullies. They come in many shapes, sizes and colors. It’s true. In one way or another someone will eventually intentionally overpower you. Kick your ass and/ or heckle and tease [...]

Scarface was Right

December 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Every moment of our lives we’re either acting upon the world or reacting to it. Both are necessary. But you gotta keep an eye on the ratio. If you’re generally reacting— in your work, in your [...]