Episode 117: On Writing a ”fun” book on a Serious Topic with Jeff Leisawitz

April 12, 2022

In this short episode, creativity expert, Jeff Leisawitz, shares why he wrote his book, No F***ing Around, The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams, the way he did and made the artistic decisions he made, his book-writing process, and why every high-achieving, mission-driven trainer, coach, speaker, and founder should write a book.

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Website: www.jeffleisawitz.com
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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? An award-winning artist and coach, Jeff Leisawitz, has a program for getting dreams off the ground and has laid it out in colorful detail in his fun new book, Not F*ing Around: The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground. His mission is to empower writers and any other creatives who are feeling stuck!

This is a quick conversation Ellen Violette recently had with creativity expert Jeff Leisawitz in a “Bonus Call” edition of Books Open Doors®.

Key Quotes

“I have banged my head against the wall many, many times for many decades.” I wanted to write a book that would help people bang their head against the wall a little – or hopefully a lot – less.”

“You should be able to talk to a fifth-grader or fourth-grader about a really big idea and have them understand it.”

“Writing a book is a powerful thing to do. We have stories and ideas floating around in our heads and all our experiences … When you put it into a book it’s crystalized. It becomes something that can be transferred.”

Key Takeaways

• Fun books are fun – hence the graphic design, colorful title and memorable cover Jeff chose to use for, Not F*ing Around: The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground.

• If you can’t distill your creative idea down to its core or essence, then you need to think about it more and clarify.

• NFA: It’s a mindset and approach that challenges everyone to uncover their inner creative SuperStar!

• About Jeff’s writing process: Coffee! He spent weekends in cafes, banging out chapters while wearing sound-canceling headphones.

• Five steps to set the stage for your book:

o Identify what’s in your brain.
o Focus it.
o Stylize it.
o Create it.
o Share it.

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About Ellen

Ellen is a multiple #1 bestselling author, award-winning book and business coach, host of the Books Open Doors Podcast, CEO of Books Open Doors™ Author Services & Grammy-nominated songwriter. She works with creative professional trainers, coaches, founders, and speakers, who want to write a bestseller and 100% of her private clients are #1 bestselling authors. And once they have their book they will be able to use them to make a bigger impact in the world, open doors to unlimited opportunities, make more money and leave a lasting legacy.

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Ellen Violette

Ellen is an 3X award-winning book, including being named one of the Top 20 Book Coaches of 2022 by Coach Foundation. She's also a multiple #1 bestselling author, a 3-time eLit award winner, podcast host, and a Grammy-nominated songwriter. She has been helping entrepreneurs increase their credibility and expert status, become #1 bestselling authors, and make a bigger impact in the world since 2004. Her mission is to make the world a better place one author and one book at a time!



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