Articles by Peter Fritz

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Peter Fritz is the founder of Midlife Tribe - a site that teaches midlife mastery to men and women who want to get control of their money, their time and their lifestyle so their ‘second act’ gives them a LIFE. He’s also a dad, a husband, an ex-husband; a photographer and outdoorsy guy. Visit .Visit http://midlifetribe.com You can also listen to Peter's podcasts on http://midlifetribe.com/podcast


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I’m as guilty as any workaholic gold star-chaser. I fixate on goals.  Lately, though, I’m seeing they’re not the answer. It would seem we’re hardwired to seek out destinations. We want to get over the horizon, climb our mountain and catch the view from the top. But why? Centuries ago, we worked to sustain our…

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Everyone’s an expert today. In relationships, business, marketing or investing, there’s a cast of thousands that’ll tell you what to do.  One of them is a guy I’ve known for 20 years. Let’s call him Phil. Hell of a nice bloke. But every time I see him, he tries to teach me something, like the…

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The average person sees over 5,000 marketing messages a day. Almost all of it says the same thing: “Buy this and you’ll be happier, healthier, cooler or better looking.” It’s always been this way, only now, the Internet and social media have amplified the frequency and intensity to a point where it’s inescapable, and a lot…

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I used to have a spending problem. So much so, I treated junk mail like my personal shopping list, and deep down, I wished my life was like those photos you see on Instagram with dudes wearing fancy watches, in a driveway full of Italian exotica and a clutch of bikini babes draped all over them. …

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“You’ll be exactly the same person five years from now except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read.” American speaker, Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones, delivered this nugget from a stage in Sydney 25 years ago. The takeaway was clear — if I wanted a great life, I had to meet better people…

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Am I too late? Has life passed me by? Is it wrong to want a better life? What the hell is wrong with me? These are the questions I struggled with this time two years ago.   I’d become a cliche; sitting there on the toilet at 2:00 am, thumbing my phone for answers: “How to…

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If you’re anywhere near my age (I’m going to be 50 very soon), you know you need to be investing a sizeable portion of your income. Not should be. Need to be.  There are plenty of reasons for this, not least of which is the uncertainty around how much money you’ll need when you’re done working. But there’s another…

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If you’re a parent, you know only too well how impetuous kids can be. Especially teenagers! They want everything, at the same time, and they want it now.   Sadly, many adults behave the same way. In today’s Internet-connected society, we’re bombarded with something like 5,000 marketing messages every day. It’s little wonder we’re dopamine…

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The personal development industry is worth over $11 billion a year.  Being better than we were last year is a profound psychological need that drives individuals, spurs innovation and pushes the human race to greater achievements every single day. We all want to grow; to provide more for ourselves and those we care about. We…