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: The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground) is about, actually doing something, not just talking about it.
Jeff Leisawitz: [Laughs] Right…One of my favorite quotes is “Between concept and execution, there is a land of shadow!”
Film Courage: [Laughs] That’s good!
Jeff Leisawitz: There is another one I love which is “When all is said and done, there is generally a lot more said than done.”
Film Courage: Very true…and maybe…different in the Seattle area than it is in Los Angeles but…LA can be known for this.
Jeff Leisawitz: So when did I really gear into this? I think it was sort of in that moment or time period when I realized that this was really coming from a deep place within me. That both the creative side and the empowerment and inspirational side. These things came together in the book. And the book is one thing and we’re getting that out and whatever (people are digging it) but I’m also doing lots of workshops. And this for me is actually more powerful because, you know, I already wrote the book. Hopefully people will read it and that’s great. But interacting with groups of people, whether online or in live situations really gives me a chance to connect and obviously there is a bit more to it than reading a book, like there are humans involved.