#27: The Creative Leader with Jeff Leisawitz

Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission to inspire songwriters, authors and screenwriters to amp up their creativity and shine in the world.

As an award winning musician/ producer, college songwriting prof, critically acclaimed author, distributed filmmaker and internationally in-demand coach for creatives, Jeff has devoted his life to creativity. 

At its best, creativity is a way for us to be seen, expressed and connected. 

With this philosophy as a guiding principle, Jeff has helped empower countless people to tap deeply into their creative hearts to live richer, more fulfilling lives.

“Not F*ing Around: The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground” is Jeff’s first book.

Top 3 Takeaways

  1. Leadership is personal—Like any creative act, you pour yourself into your leadership and you open yourself to both positive and not-so-positive reactions from others.
  2. Creativity is a choice—a series of choices actually; while many leaders draw upon similar tools and techniques, their stylistic choices can produce dramatically different results.
  3. Creativity is energy—being true to yourself and finding harmony in your leadership allows that energy to flow smoothly.

From the Source

“Unlike a lot of other endeavors in the world—if you do it well—you're really putting yourself into your creation whether it's a painting or a poem or a song or whatever you're into.”

“When you’re creating anything, it is essentially choice after choice after choice after choice.“

“The truth is there’s a much bigger intelligence going on out there.”

“Fascination is essentially a sense of being sort of enthralled by what the world is or could be. This is a sense of curiosity, a sense of possibility.”

“You need to be true to yourself and what you're doing, because that's where the energy really comes in.”

“By loving what you're doing, it will fuel you, focus you, and motivate you.”

Connect with Jeff

Website: https://jeffleisawitz.com/

Twitter: @nfajeff

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffleisawitz/