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Can’t quite get your creative juices flowing? The day job sucking your soul? Fizzled out before you put the finishing touches on your amazing creation?
With relentless positivity, full-on authenticity and a punk rock thunder spirit, author Jeff Leisawitz pulls back the curtain on the creative process and reminds us that we are all creative SuperStars. It’s time to get off the couch and get on the path. It’s time to tap into the cosmic heartbeat that thumps in your chest and shines from your soul. It’s time to get NFA.
Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission— to inspire writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, entrepreneurs (and everyone else) to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world.
Jeff is an award-winning musician/ producer, a critically acclaimed author and internationally distributed filmmaker who has devoted his life to creativity. As the guy behind Electron Love Theory, Jeff fused interviews with Seattle’s WTO demonstrators into electronic music, garnering more than a quarter million downloads worldwide. Jeff has released five studio albums and has landed thousands of music placements in film, TV and multimedia for clients like HBO, MTV, Discovery, Microsoft, NBC and many others. As the founding writer for Seattle’s taste-making alternative rock station 107.7 The End, he chronicled the alternative grunge scene in the 90s.
After training as a Life Coach and practicing NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Re-Patterning) Jeff landed a gig as an adjunct faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University— teaching college students to rock. (Seriously) When creative businesses, schools and organizations like Brown Paper Tickets, Tacoma School of the Arts, Gage Academy of Art, Northwest Film Forum and others need to amp up the creativity, Jeff leads workshops and events to fire up the creative spirit and empower people to tap into their true potential.
Jeff is available for workshops and speaking gigs in the Seattle metro area and select cities across the country. Not F*ing Around— the No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground is Jeff’s first book.
"Funky, fun, and occasionally naughty, with a meaningful message about embracing creativity and living life to the fullest." — Kirkus Reviews
“What an inspiring little book! It’s a quick read, but don’t let the length or cute illustrations fool you—it could be just the motivation you need to get started on your dream.”
Lori Deschene, Author and Founder of Tiny Buddha
“Not F*ing Around is a great pocket-guide for the long road to achieving one’s own definition of success. Deep thoughts masquerading as light-hearted anecdotes and challenges. Easy and fun read. A motivating kick-in-the-ass, padded by the author’s own funny trials and tribulations.”
Michael Lewis, Photographer for Rolling Stone, Variety, New York Times
“Not F*ing Around is at first blush whimsical, provocative, and often flat-out hilarious. Its accessibility and ease ought not disguise the fact that it posits profound insights into the nature of creative expression at its core, not only for writers but for artistic souls engaged in any and all media and platforms. Its language is infectious. The narrative overflows with good will and optimism even as it confronts the pain, frustration, and heartache that inevitably accompany the creative life.”
Prof. Richard Walter, Screenwriting Chairman, Associate Dean, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television
My mind is leaping for joy and dancing 'round the room right now. Just finished reading it, going to read it again tomorrow, and possibly again the next day. Wow, what a great book. I soooo needed to hear what he had to say right in this moment. Cheese and rice what amazing timing that was. Thank you! and More Please!
Cindy S. Amazon customer
I read the whole book in one sitting because I literally could not put it down. It's so delightful, fun, non-preachy and on point. When you read this book you feel like the universe is rooting for you, sending you a message of love and reminding you what you are capable of when you have a vision and are not f*ing around. Even people with great talents, and immense drive, falter, flounder and fail. This little gem of a book will put the wind back in your sails and get you juiced about the journey ahead. We all have dreams many of us who are not f*ing around need a plan, and some inspiration. This book is so universal you will want your partners, friends and children to read it when old enough..Such a fast, fun and wise words!! Grab your copy, You will be glad you did!!
Stacie Rose, Singer/ Songwriter
Irreverent & Inventive. Logical & Laughter. Useful & Unique. I really like the way Jeff tells it like it is. No holds barred. His language is sometimes unfiltered but very fitting to the occasion. It made me 'listen up' at those times he wanted to make sure got his point. Jeff's writing style is no bulls*t-elegant and easy to read. Following his advice will be work, but what good things don't require the effort.I'm an artist and love what I do, so I'm lucky. Now I have to try to put the NFA second half of Jeff's book into effect, the part about ego and the snot bomb of Ic.Thanks, Jeff, for laying out my raw side so succinctly.