I’m Austin Pranger, a writer, creator, dancer, and “Digital WIzard.”
These articles chronicle my experiences in life, authentic living, dance, community, creativity, expression, being a Digital Wizard, and more.
My first ever “guided meditation” focusing on finding my calmness, quieting the inner critic, and guiding myself to my own answers.
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.
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.