Some interesting and useful things I’ve been using or reflecting on lately in my life.
A brief check of my email made me realize that Lindsey Stirling (a fav. musician) was going to be 20 miles from me in under an hour!
Keep yourself agile by keeping your intentions to yourself.
An unexpected phone call at midnight created a surge of momentum. Big gratitude to Ronja. Here are a few takeaways from our chat.
Intentional reflections on the past month of April along with goals and lessons for May.
12 months ago I came up with the “top questions” that guide my life. This time I’m reflecting on those questions after living with them for a year.
Do you stay on the highway all the time? Find your own private pocket of experience — come off the path. Maybe make that your default.
Massive strides made on one of the most important areas to improve in my life: I mark November as a win, despite dropping the ball in other areas. December is looking sparse, but significant.
Recent travels have highlighted how scattered my belongings are, affecting my ability to focus and get work done more effectively. — Making these simple changes have been profound in helping me focus more easily.
Writing is a language of the soul — a way to communicate with yourself. Use writing as a foundation for personal growth, self-discovery, and accountability.
Part 2 of my trip in Goshen, IN! I spent some time “following soul” and it brought me to a park, along with a lovely adventure and some takeaways along the way.
“Should I make this a THING?” Am I hindering myself by not treating this, and many things in my life, like a professional?
Exploring a “soul encounter” and the prospect of embarking on a “Soul Quest.”
Discovering the “Quest of Quiet” by speaking as honestly and authentically as I can – without filtering or editing. Talking to myself, as if “you” aren’t listening.
This has been on my mind for nearly a year – and I finally started.
Dance is making a comeback in my life. I’m grateful, excited, and I’m trying to “slow down” my attention to focus on what my intuition is sharing with me about life.
We never know how what we say or do can impact others, including ourselves. Your voice is valuable: practice using it!
Having too many “important” things to work on equates to overwhelm and lack of progress. Pick fewer things and make bigger strides.
Don’t wait around for the opportunity to come to you: be the one that initiates it. Your desire is the invitation.
Had to work through some social anxiety — and I’m so glad I did, and so happy with how it turned out!
My first swing event in over 2 years. Lots of great experiences, most notably: reconnecting to dance.
Reflecting on the value of the “mundane, boring” work at home compared to the excitement and high of “events and trips.”
I’ve felt SO overwhelmed lately. I’ve resisted writing and creating in all forms. Maybe THIS is what I need right now.
All the benefits, learnings, and tips I have around “documenting your life.”
When stuck and overwhelmed: “pick something, anything.”
[Video] Draginboxing is a process I use to help me address the “clutter,” particularly PAPER clutter, in my life.
These questions highlight and drive my emphasis for the year. This is one of my favorite exercises that I complete every year.
I went to Chain O’ Lakes in Indiana and stumbled on an “aha” around this missing component in my life & videos.
I’m starting a YouTube channel! In this video I share about listening to our callings & some of the reasons why YouTube has been ‘calling’ me.
I did a “Digital Detox” for around 60 days and had a pretty significant experience with it — so much so that I’ll be doing it again.
My first ever “guided meditation” focusing on finding my calmness, quieting the inner critic, and guiding myself to my own answers.
Austin and Aimee dancing West Coast Swing to “To Die For” by Sam Smith.
Austin and Aimee dancing West Coast Swing to “Let Me Love You” by Mario.
Austin and Aimee dancing West Coast Swing to “Missing You” by Betty Who.
Austin and Aimee dancing West Coast Swing to “Ain’t Nobody” by Jasmine Thompson.
I’m stepping away from social media and other distracting mediums and activities for a period of time – to create space for my heart and more meaningful activities and connections.
Austin and Stephanie dancing West Coast Swing and switching lead-follow roles mid-dance!
My “altar” has brought back elements of spirituality, prayer, intentionality and more to my daily life – something I’ve “missed” for years.
What is your heart whispering to you, right now, if all you had to do was dim the lights, quiet the noise – and listen?
Are you feeling behind? Off track? Maybe you SHOULD be. The direction you’re going is different than where others are going.
Moving forward on something really important… is sometimes best left OFF the calendar. Are you kicking that important task down the road, every day?
Preparing for the first major adventure in quite some time where I’ll be getting way out of my comfort zone.
How often do you carve out time for your heart to communicate?
When overwhelmed, it manifests in my physical environment as “projects” and “notes” scattered about. Some time to attend to them goes a long way in creating “space” for productivity and creativity to emerge.
What do you do when you can’t decide to “stay” or “go” in a situation?
I haven’t had internet in the new apartment for over a week now and it’s one of the best things to happen.
When I’m not going anywhere, I want to choose “momentum” over the outcome by utilizing MINIMUM quotas and tiny tweaks.
The top 5 “remarkably stupid things” I’m doing on a regular basis to “absolutely screw up my life.” It all started with this recurring feeling that I’m not showing up in my life.
Over the past couple of weeks there has been a call to adventure – inwards towards the heart, full of solitude and introspection.
A recent lesson has been about “normalizing” the things about myself that feel authentic, but are “terrifying” to do or say publicly. The more I do it for myself, by myself, the more “normal” it becomes to my nervous system – and thus becomes easier to do around others.
I haven’t been practicing dance in quarantine, instead putting my focus into something else that has a BIGGER impact right now.
What’s the commonality between Harvey Specter and Jessica Jones – corporate lawyer and super-powered private investigator?
9 takeaways from my Magma experience in Chicago in August 2019.
A lady stopped me while I was at a coffee shop and asked about my shirt – creating an opportunity for me to exercise my courage and say what it really meant to me.
Sometimes doing the “little” unimportant things lead to the biggest state changes and a shift in presence – where creativity and momentum can thrive.
Digital Wizardry is a new offering to individuals and small businesses that need help building a website or needs support creating and managing an online system – and leveraging the tools needed to get your “voice” out there more effectively and creatively.
The “100 Questions” exercise is one of my favorites to start the year off with. These are my “Top 10” questions that help me to understand where my focus is.
5 years ago I made a mission to start taking life into my own hand – to change completely by 2020. These are my quick takeaways I’ve been learning to embrace since then!
When you #EmbraceTheWeird, the way you show up in the world will gradually evolve – for the better. It’s a great pattern interrupt to find the true you.
Musings of the morning include “embracing the weird” to find your tribe, creating “Connection Minutes”, and utilizing “Day Bookmarks.”
Is there a part of your soul that longs to be shameless in who you -really- are and what you want to bring to the world?
Magma instilled a greater awareness for the need to commit to myself – and it wasn’t until I got home that I actually took that notion more seriously, exclusively for myself.
Magma is one of the most powerful experiences I’ve had the great fortunate of participating in. In this post I share an identity that surfaced that has helped to shape the way I show up in the world – and this inner, inexplicable presence about myself that I now hold.
What would it be like if you were more courageous? Who would you be? What would you do? How would you hold yourself?
By taking each little step forward we become more courageous in embracing and expressing who we authentically are.
Starting is the hardest, but most important part. There are many moments of growth, often unseen and unpredictable, behind a “start” we feel most pulled towards. So, Let’s Start.
The beliefs you have about your capabilities may not be true anymore. Growth is incremental and if you don’t look at yourself, you may be holding yourself back.
One year ago, I took a leap. I can’t go back to that experience, but I can embrace the same audacity to step away, re-connect, and get started.
When starting a new website, get the biggest impact by starting with these 5 pages before moving onto other pages and content.
Having a simple online presence could make a huge impact for a small business in their market. Explore these 7 reasons for setting up a website and social media for your business.
Have you thought about learning to dance? For a long time, I never thought I’d be a dancer. Once I took those first steps in learning to dance, life hasn’t been the same.
It’s time I “walk the walk” instead of only talking about how I want to live and the changes I want to make. If I haven’t made any tangible progress by the end of June, I’ll be going on a new detour.
The Shadow is the part of the self that sneakily holds you back. Mine? Is personified as Loki, the God of Mischief. Applying a (fun) identity to our Shadow can help to communicate with it in a more loving and constructive manner.
The 7 ways I want to approach life, moving forward.
If it’s growth, it’s growth. It doesn’t matter if it’s “seemingly simple” to someone else.
When you let go of something that isn’t a “10,” you create more space for 10’s to exist in your life.
What are the most important questions in your life? Most of the time we’re always seeking ANSWERS that we don’t look at the questions we’re curious about in the first place.
When you seek the possibilities, you invite the “state of gold” that is always there, but lays in wait. And that state of gold reaffirms that I’m both moving in the right direction … and also need to be more fierce in my concentration for life.
It wasn’t just a single moment. My breakthrough has been a week-long breakthrough, an experiential shift in my nervous system in learning “you got this. You got you.”
“And just before buying the plane ticket (“burning the boats”), I realized … the whole process of getting TO the event would be a whole grand, likely-transformative and evolving experience in itself. Take out the EOL event and I would still have an experience of growth. — And it was around that time that I started realizing: I need to go, no matter what happens.”
An experiential moment of growth in a battle between the Heart and Resistance. A little “that makes sense” experience to most, but quite substantial micro-experience for someone who has lived on the sidelines for most of their life (aka: me).
Being IMMERSED in dance and shortening the GAP between opportunities of learning, practicing, and dancing WCS has been instrumental for my growth as a dancer — and it’s only going to get better from here on out. In this post I explore the reason why I’m so excited about the Westie PLAYground.
I don’t feel like I’m living a “story worth telling yet.” I must have the courage to keep setting my intention and keep putting my vision out their into the world, to keep moving towards that “story,” so that one day I will actually have a story in my wake that’s worth telling. It starts with courage, the audacity to speak up, and the willingness to take that next step when it doesn’t feel “epic” and “worthy.”
“Direction and intention of the website and my core content: — Life as a dancer aspiring to master West Coast Swing, do great things, and be an asset to the world. To document the process of going from weakness to strength, fearful to courageous, and waiting-to-be-picked to choosing-myself. Showcasing one dancer’s journey to “live a story worth telling”, to collaborate with other ambitious souls, and to inspire others to pursue their ambitions.”
The black, dark cave of my soul does not care about you or anything that is not “us” – the mind, the body, the heart, the soul. It’s the part of my personality that wants me to be completely selfish, so that I can grow, and better contribute back to the world from a place of strength, not of fear and weakness.
Morning Pages, but online. Focusing on what I’ve been working on lately and what’s on my mind tonight.
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I need to stay within the fringes of my day, otherwise if I push through them – I will likely be less effective and it will have negative impacts on my life until I take a step back and reset.
Folders and bookmarks become the inspiration for taking control of my addiction to distraction. It’s simple, but it’s been an effective solution.
An ‘early’ step towards creating Order From Chaos in my life. Seeking the dawn of EVERY day to set my life in order.
Week Objective Score: 80% (4/5) (Δ +40% from 40%) Day Objective Score: 68% (17/25) (Δ +1% from 67%) Intent: A reminder to myself that I can still do things even if they're not on the Agenda. The Agenda simply states core priorities for that day. I am taking a lighter...
Quick update on the current focus of my life at the moment… And re-establishing and refining my plan as I begin to move forward.
Week Objective Score: 40% (2/5) (Δ +2% from 38%) Day Objective Score: 67% (24/36) (Δ -7% from 74%) Intent: getting caught up with video editing, starting or continuing the various 'programs' relevant to my pursuits (Swing Lit, Future Authoring, LR BP), catching up...
Embrace the silence and darkness – sometimes the “music” that lifts you up can actually hold you down, depending on how you use it.
Can you REACH for your fear or courage? Put your courage – and facing your fears – within arms’ reach.
“To me, life is simply about experiencing what you want to experience.”
“You can have nothing you want if you do not reach for it.”
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This is the beginning of my public accountability project! The gist is simple: Every week by Sunday night I will post the following week's (Mon - Sun) primary goals/objectives (either 1-2 critical goals, or 3-5 important goals). Below that: Each day of the week,...
I’ve sought motivation and inspiration outside of myself for years. But true inspiration and motivation comes within: do you inspire yourself?
“Instead of attacking the fear I just go … through the fear to get to the cause.”
We are the only ones responsible for following and caring for our stream. We must defend it from the impulses of the world (even if well-intentioned) and trust that we know what is best for ourselves.
Raise your banner high and lead yourself and the army of your heart towards the campaign that matters most in your life.
If you recognize the greatness within you and then hide it… you put your own life in jeopardy to be mediocre and unfulfilling.
Seemingly magical things can happen when you get to a place where you can love yourself and the world around you with an incredible intensity.
Paying attention to my (literal) dreams can provide me with a lot of unique insight and helps me experience certain things in a much shorter time frame. Last night’s lesson: do not be afraid to traverse the shrubbery path and seek the courtyard of ambitions alone.
Today’s meditation brings on an onslaught of advice for myself: a recurring need to “clean out life,” make time for “sweeps,” return to routine, endure the restlessness of meditation, emphasize self-care, enrich your own experience for your own gain first, and so on.
I’ve had a habit of hiding from doing real, heartfelt work in favor of consuming more content, more ideas, more inspiration.
Why in the world do I seem to get teary eyed when talking to select people? My theory is that tears are a way of the heart or soul trying to express that it finally feels “seen.” Even if it takes other people looking at you, telling you exactly who you are, for you to see yourself.
Is that “super exciting inspired idea” worth saving? It probably won’t be worth as much a week from now as it would be if I just hit publish today.
I’ve procrastinated even trying simply because I “don’t know how,” or I can’t yet articulate exactly what I want my “thing” to be.
Q: How can I stay aligned in the beautiful state of Connection Cove and actively move forward with my life (and not hide and be passive)?
With each added layer of courage, our natural conviction increases and the more intense our “echo” can become. The greater the impact it can have in the world around us, on the people that matter to us, and to the people that need to hear our echoes.
When we start doing those little (or big) things that our intuition or heart is encouraging us to do … that’s when we start to experience life.
Entering new strides in my life, I’m experiencing firsthand the importance of living life in the middle of the arena of life, where we’re at risk of “being seen” by the critics – real and imagined.
Couples dancing performance by the dance community at Lutheran Life Villages on April 21st.
“To avoid aimlessness, you have to stand for something. Don’t allow aimlessness to rob you of years of your life. Act with urgency and diligence today to define your through line and your battles. We need you to act, and we need you to do it now. Run to the battle.” – Todd Henry, in Die Empty
I am Austin and I decide to live a story worth telling, to always be me, and to always be evolving.
Another effort to make meditation a regular practice.
Untethering myself from my distraction, my addiction, although not easy is simple and important. Take off the headset. Close the browser… And look at and focus on what I really want to be doing.
Now is the only moment that matters. No more planning for “how I’ll do things tomorrow.”
Sometimes having helpful things that can hold our things can be a thing that’s sometimes unhelpful for creating more clutter of things we don’t actually want. Maybe less things that hold things is a thing we should consider.
As I flipped through the notebook, it was really interesting seeing which challenges “back then” are no longer relevant and how many are still just as much of a challenge today.
“How will you progress your story today?”
Nobody’s going to notice. And those that do will either support you, not care enough about it (as you do), or will be opposed to it. But it’s still just YOU at the end of the day. Nobody’s going to notice or care more about the thing you want to do than YOU do.
I have been trying to find “my thing” for years. My passion. While there have been clues and I’ve recognized it’s one of the things that are important for me, for a long time I have not truly embraced it and gone ALL IN. But as GaryVee shares, it might not actually be as bad, not as scary as you might think to go all in. In fact, you have the capacity to learn that the NEGATIVITY and JUDGEMENT you get for going all in on YOUR THING, and LISTENING TO YOURSELF FIRST … is not so bad. So let’s find out.
There are some things about us that are technically true, but aren’t worth saying. They are the things that give us reason to hold ourselves back and perpetuate a sense of falsehood to our soul. Is it worth repeating what is “fact” at the expense of what is true?
Whether it’s something big or something silly, each time I do something and #EmbraceTheWeird in any way, the gap between “I have this idea” and “f*ck it” gets shorter and the severity of doing that thing gets less intense.
What happens when you share your deep secret? That thing you would be terrified if someone found out? I suppose my heart heard that and said, “Let’s find out!” And here we are.
Spitting fire and flying around, big dragons in our lives can cause even MORE damage and problems than we might anticipate. Are we embracing the courageous lifestyle of a dragon slayer?
It was as if the “simple” act of doing something, creating something, opened up a gateway for everything else to follow.
There’s value to be had everywhere, if we’re willing to look past some of our differences. Dita von Teese holds herself with an unmistakable poise and presence. She’s not afraid to be elegant, powerful, nor is she afraid to forge her own path by being different.
The exercise, 100 Questions by Leonardo Davinci is designed to get you to think about the questions that are most important to you in your life (at this moment). I’ve found that my direction for the year is almost paralleled by the questions and themes from doing this exercise.
And now my heart likes things to be clean, so I will do everything I can to keep cleaning, because it’s an ongoing thing and I’m learning to accept that it’ll be something I do forever.
But once I hit that threshold… That big takeaway that I got from asking that question was completely overshadowed by something else.
Whether or not I behaved that way isn’t even relevant anymore. All I want to focus on is today. What can I do today? What does the heart say today? Where am I going to go from today?
Doing this Kylego exercise every day has been incredibly beneficial. A part of me actually tries to convince myself NOT to do it, because doing it raises my awareness of what I’m actually capable of. And if I don’t do it, then I don’t have to face the music.
I’m most effective in the dark, when the world is asleep. These hours seem to be my golden hours, when I’m most productive, most focused, and less likely to be distracted. Most in tune with myself.
Why not just be in this moment? Why not think for myself, by myself, without even factoring in “others”?
My default should be all-devices-offline. My phone, computer, laptop, music, fan … all of it. None of it should be operating unless I have a specific thing I need to accomplish.
Just like that, a hundred things start popping up that I COULD do, that would be MORE productive or effective. It was hard to stay in my meditation much longer, because this new sensation and all these ideas pulled me to get up and do something.
That “ideal” place I keep imaging and striving for … that can be my reality today. If I just stop looking forward to “tomorrow” and incorporate it today.
Naive and chill for 30 days seems to be working out a lot better than worrying about all this other shit I “should” be doing and giving myself a fucking hard time about it. I’m already more focused, happier, more relaxed, and more productive than I have been in months.
That magic, that “updraft” feeling … that’s the heart talking.
Seeking discipline before action was giving me one more excuse not to take action.
It was getting overwhelming. I was spending all my time “collecting” all of those things and not really doing anything with them! When there’s less clutter in my life, those things that are most important stand out like a lighthouse peeking through the clouds.
Instead of feeling like I have to be ALL IN on ONE specific mindset, can I not pull from both ends and combine them into something that’s uniquely mine?
Through a combination of frustration, discovering a “gap” between who I am and who I could be, and the catalytic combination of a handful of sources, I’ve felt inspired to create the Glimmering Butterfly Project: a personal 30 day quest and challenge for me to step into the guidance of my heart.
I fear the silence because it’s the place where I’ll find myself and the answers I seek. And when I find them, then I no longer have an excuse not to take the step forward.
Using the fear of “talking” to overcome the very fear itself, to challenge what I’m actually capable of, and to recondition my mind and body to a new way of being.
I’ve taken on a mindset of aggressive selectivity with how orderly my physical environment is, what my goals and directions are, and the “inputs” I consume (for advice, or otherwise). It’s created a greater clarity of focus and a calmer sense of being.
For a long time I was afraid of being noticed or seen. I didn’t want to put my voice out into the world. And it was all because I was afraid of what “you” thought, instead of realizing that my own voice was just as valid as yours.
They exhibit an unmistakable glimmer that’s eye-catching and attractive. They’re authentic. They have this presence that allows them to bring lightness to every interaction they enter and every person they converse with.
Simply wanting to do something or feeling like it’s the right thing to do (for myself or for someone else) is the only reason WHY I should do anything. I don’t need permission from anyone but myself. “Just because I want to,” should be my slogan when it comes to embracing the things I want to do in life.
It’s less important to me about being able to execute these perfectly. It’s more important to me to be able to make conscious choices and take consistent action on a daily basis that will push me towards being stronger at my foundation.
For a long time I have been tricking myself into believing that my efforts were fruitless because I wasn’t able to create the entire vision that I had. Those pursuits, however, were not fruitless. In fact, some of my most memorable “failures” are actually, in hindsight, some of my best accomplishments.
The biggest and most influential Gatekeepers (in my life) are not even real. The worst Gatekeeper in my life is my own set of beliefs.
The search for the balance and harmony between the need to create, the silence that generates ideas, and the media consumption that inspires them.
When I embrace the possibility of making “crappy art,” or doing something imperfectly, I’m putting myself into a notion of motion.
I can’t care about what you think. I can’t care because it’s not up to you to dictate what I should and shouldn’t do.
Being weird is less about trying to “stand out.” It’s more about accepting who we really are, and spending more time and energy around the people that actually accept or admire us for who that is. We’ll never find those people if we keep worrying about what others think.
Years ago, I started to get out of my comfort zone in little ways. Doing things that made me weird and feel uncomfortable. But oh-so-liberating. Even some mundane or unassuming things were ways for me to get out of my comfort zone.
It’s extremely hard to bridge the gap between all these different personas; And then there’s “Aeua,” one of the most influential characters I’ve ever written. Aeua felt like my opposite.
Venture 15 and creating a manifesto has allowed me to EXPERIENCE much more out of life in far less time than ever before.
Every person that I admire has incredible people around them that support them, challenge them to rise up to the occasion, and are simply a part of a positive atmosphere that promotes love, contribution and success.
Our personalities are comprised of different spectrums, but not all of us experience the full depth of that spectrum in order to fully understand who we are.
The messages that repeat, the calls that never stop: what’s hiding underneath the mask?
The Five Why’s help me to dig deep into internal challenges and personal quirks.
Nobody is going to give me an awesome life. I have to create it myself. By being a practitioner of awesome. Doing awesome things. In awesome ways.
I have to, as Seth Godin says, be a fearless heretic. An impresario.
I find Snow’s arm on my shoulder and I quickly realize I’m about to become the “example” for the rest of the class. I knew exactly what she’s about to critique.
Action allows you to discover the truth of your pursuit and new elements you couldn’t have conceived beforehand.
I had no idea who I was. I was just fragments of other people. Buried beneath layers of fear and anxiety and shyness.
Most people don’t realize they can change the story they tell without changing the story they’ve lived.
Raising your standards is more than just an action you do once. It has to become a way of life, a part of who you are, a belief system.
“If someone else read your goals, you should feel a little embarrassed. A little silly. That’s when you know you’re on the right track.” — Andy “The MFCEO” Frisella
It wasn’t until I made it a quest to change my life that I actually did.
If it wasn’t for the decision to embark on the adventure, the unfamiliar choice to speak up and reach out to many of these people, or the “wing it” attitude to see what would happen against conventional rules, none of this would have been a possibility.
This ability and choice is a fundamental principle for people that want to make change in their own life or to make a difference in the world.
Minimalism is cleaning your life from the clutter and garbage that does not serve you. What is weighing you down?
Even if I was still shy throughout most of it and had to literally be coaxed onto the dance floor by Theresa and other instructors, I still had to step into the studio to make any of it a possibility.
With a little grin I said, “Surprise me. With one condition.” I essentially had given her free reign to paint whatever she wanted across my face. For me, it was transformational. And the highlight of 2014.
It sucked. Hardcore. It was one of the most uncomfortable things I had ever experienced in a long time. I was so unfamiliar with the feeling that I almost passed out […]. If I was so uncomfortable with the idea of getting into a shower with cold, running water, how could I ever hope to do amazing things in life?
90 days later, I have an accurate perception of what I AM capable of and what I am NOT. I have a better vision of my future than I ever did before. I’m much more relaxed, I’m in much more control and I’m much more fine tuned with my own self and what my aspirations are.
Once I recognized that I was being more concerned about what other people would think of me, rather than wanting to help someone else, I got fed up with my own thoughts and pushed everything else out of my mind – my worries, how I might be perceived, the consequences – and just went for it.
Destination Imagination Globals was coming to a close and my time was running short. My chance was getting shorter by the hour.
Even unspoken, the ‘what if’ feelings are damn infuriating. Recognized opportunities that were lost. Squandered.
Little did I know just how big of an impact this trip was going to make. Some of the experiences I had during this trip were absolutely profound. And is by far one of the most influential events and experiences to date for 2015 & Venture 15.
Some of you have made an impact on me in a way I hadn’t thought possible and a way you may never understand. Thank you for everything. I’ll miss you guys.
It had been on my mind rather heavily for the few days prior. Should I, should I not? Back and forth I went until I finally decided to pull the trigger. My last day at my current job will be on May 8th, 2015 and will mark the beginning of something truly new and adventurous.
I have to re-emphasize just how under-prepared I was – emotionally and psychologically – for what was going to happen during the week there. Every day I was there I was just blown away by the sheer size of the event.
During my trip through Ireland and Scotland, I was still severely shy and anxious. (I’m not claiming that I’m not now, but I was far, far, far more…
Venture 15 has been in the works for many, many years. I just didn’t know it until now. For me, this venture is all about exploration, change, confidence and learning. Venture 15 is the embodiment of everything that I aspire to do, become or have, squished into a single (albeit, very large) project. Fifteen …
My name is Austin Pranger. I haven’t figured out exactly where I’m going with this website, but I know that I’ll figure it out along the way. My first project is Venture 15. …