Articles by Peter Fritz

Peter Fritz

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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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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How many of us feel like this? I feel like this almost every day!  Once you hit your middle years, the demands on your time, your brain power and your energy are overwhelming. You start to value your time above just about everything. If you run a business, you know what I mean more than…

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Most of us are trained to believe success is inexorably linked to the attainment of goals. But this kind of success isn’t enjoyed for long because that moment of attainment is fleeting.  We reach a goal and then it’s over the very instant it’s reached. Failure to replace the goal with a new one then…

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Two million in equity; that’s all I wanted. I almost got there, too, before losing everything I’d worked for. I pushed too hard; I went too fast, and I overextended. I had no buffer. When the company I worked for almost hit the wall, I took a 50% pay cut. My wife lost her job….

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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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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…