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.
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.