Personal Growth

Make war, not love

It’s time to teach your friend, family, or lover a lesson. But if you address it with them directly and set boundaries, you’re going to have to communicate clearly and keep your word — and also live up to your own standards.

That’s not necessary. You can avoid conflict and…

Personal Growth

Death doesn’t give a fuck about your plans

“Is he dead?”

I sat on my couch and questioned my mom over the phone while I buttoned my work shirt.

“I don’t know.”

He Lived — Miraculously

On November 2, 2020, my dad suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and tractor accident. He arrived in ICU with a coma, a brain stem injury, a brain…

Solo creators and user-curation are taking control

A microphone

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post all feature great writing — writing that pays no royalties and is hidden from readers behind a paywall. To get accepted, writers need to meet publications’ standards, and their perspective needs to jive with publications’ overall brand. …

Who got Nord VPN after seeing it pitched in a YouTube video? Not me.

Ad blocker

Ads are low-effort trash. When I open LinkedIn and see an ad to “increase customer lifetime value” as the second post, I feel like I stepped in gum. When I visit a website and receive a pop-up that says “We see you have an ad blocker. …

Linktree. Discord. Buffer. Canva.

A laptop, tablet, magnifying glass, phone, usb drive, pad of paper, pencil, and pen sitting on a desk

Creators wear many hats, especially when they’re getting started. For example, on my website, I say:

Hey, I’m Chris. I’m the musician, singer, songwriter, producer, designer, manager, agent, and publicist of Roses from Bones.

Creators not only have to create their content — they have to build and execute marketing…

Strong work requires strong tools

A magnifying glass

You want to impact people’s lives with your writing. You want to attract more clients and raise your prices.

To elevate your writing, you need to catch and hold people’s attention. How do you do that?

  1. Keep it clean
  2. Keep it simple

Grammarly and Hemingway help you do both.

If…

I’ve been Sober Curious for about a year now — I want to finally give it a try

Inverted glassware

Two years ago, I couldn’t imagine going a week without alcohol. I was a daily drinker — usually between 2 and 12 drinks per day. Over the past year, I’ve finally reached a point where I keep my drinking within the bounds of “moderate.”

I’m ready for a new challenge.

How to choose the right side hustle

Baby with sunglasses

Some side hustles are great. Some side hustles suck. Most side hustles don’t pay as much as a good job. They can often be far more stressful, though.

Now that the work world seems to be stabilizing — despite the fact that things are getting worse — many people are…

Chris Fritz

Musician, Writer, and Designer. Memento Mori.

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