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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.
Touching people’s lives
If you want to be a positive force in people’s lives, you don’t need anyone’s acceptance or permission to do
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Stand behind your work
If people want to appreciate you for something you’ve created – even if you see flaws in it – let
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Your life vs disapproval
Not everyone is going to approve of what you choose to do or how you choose to live. And in
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Your life is yours to live
Your life is yours to live, not those of who may disapprove of how you choose to live it.
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Accepting praise
When you are being genuinely appreciated for something, accept it. And if you know you can improve upon what you
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Being wrong is not a sign of weakness
Everyone is prone to being wrong at one time or another. Being wrong is not a sign of weakness. Not
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Confident vs insecure
One thing that separates the confident from the insecure is that confident people tend to acknowledge their mistakes, learn from
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Stay true to you
Those who stay true to themselves don’t live their lives seeking other people’s approval. They live their lives based on
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Weird is just another word for uncommon
  Weird is just another word for uncommon. Being weird is not a bad thing. In fact, it can be
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Depression deceives
Depression deceives people into believing that their worst thoughts are rational.
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