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“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.” — Zero Dean

My name is Zero Dean.

Thanks to celebrities like Elizabeth Gilbert, Tommy Chong, and others my work has been shared with an audience of millions. In 2015, in the span of just a couple months, my “Not everyone will understand your journey” quote was shared with over 30 million people on Facebook alone (sadly, without attribution). It has also been plagiarized a number of times — and by people you probably wouldn’t expect. So I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re familiar with some version of the quote, but my name doesn’t ring a bell. That’s the internet for you.

After 8 years of writing, I recently published my first book. It’s called, Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled Volume 1 and it consists of approximately 400 potentially life-changing lessons for men & women of all ages.

And believe me, I wouldn’t dare be so bold as to toss around words like “life-changing” if I hadn’t received feedback from multiple people claiming it truly was for them.


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I share lessons to help people find the courage, confidence, motivation, and self-discipline needed to overcome life’s challenges. Everything I share is based on real-life experiences and an ongoing journey along the path less traveled.

Because posts are written in response to life experiences, current ruminations, or lessons learned from my journey (2010 to present), there is no set schedule or agenda (other than to provide value).

No ads • No sponsors • No seminars • No “secrets to success” • No mystical motivation • No insincere enthusiasm • No superficial ego-boosting posts • No manipulative marketing tactics • No emphasis on materialism over happiness • No desire to imitate anyone or conform to the status quo • No insistent requests to subscribe to blog or follow on social media • No hidden agenda • No one to impress. • No hypocrisy — I live in congruence with the lessons I share. Love it or hate it. Content is written to be helpful and meaningful, not perfect or popular or designed for likes.
Feeling trapped
When we rely on things that are beneficial to us in one way, but bad for us in another, we
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Do something
You can put yourself on a better path in life starting today, but it requires you to actually do some
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Make it a day of positivity & kindness
The world has enough people acting badly, spewing negativity, and making life unpleasant for others – and every single one
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Appreciate the living
It is such a sad fact that it often isn’t until a person dies that others feel compelled to talk
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False information spreads faster than facts
Due to its often controversial or novel nature, false information spreads faster than facts. And this is exacerbated by the
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“They deserve it”
People who hate on other people often justify their actions with “they deserve it”. And by doing so, they excuse
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Warriors of love, light, and kindness
My heart goes out to every walking wound and broken heart who still chooses to be a source of light
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About my book
My first book features approximately 400 lessons based on actual experiences compiled into a single volume. In the course of
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Love and kindness move mountains
Anger & hate dig holes. Love & kindness move mountains. Choose your motivation wisely.
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Don’t let your life goals fall victim to the allure of comfortable routines
Don’t let your life goals fall victim to the allure of comfortable routines.
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