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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.
Consequences of corruption
In case it wasn’t obvious, protecting a corrupt person from the consequences of their corruption is also corruption.
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Corruption: dishonest or fraudulent conduct “With the obvious exception of the numerous people who worked among us that we no
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I’m not that gullible
People in cults often look upon their leaders so highly that they’re willing to overlook red flags and bad behavior.
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One of a million vs one in a million
Yes, you can make a difference by being one of a million. But you might make more of a difference
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Get lost in what you love
When the world is getting you down and it feels like you just can’t take it anymore, get lost in
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Feeling better
Is it possible that one of the reasons why you don’t feel as good as you could is because you’re
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Sleights of mind
Are you so focused on what a person who shares your views is saying that you fail to see how
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Don’t do what you don’t approve of
It often starts with rightly standing up against something you don’t approve of. But if you’re not careful, you begin
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Hate in a nutshell
“I wish it was cooler,” you say as you add fuel to the fire. Hate in a nutshell.
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Refuse to be blind
Refuse to be blind to the impact your insults, hateful remarks, and derogatory statements intended to hurt those you oppose
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