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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.
It must be ok.
You saw someone standing up for something you believe in. And you didn’t like how they did it, but you
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The messenger matters
If the person representing your opinion or desired way of life is exhibiting signs of bad behavior when they do
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More hate is not the answer
Just a reminder that not everyone you connect with is working with the same level of awareness or maturity or
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Dealing with disinformation: Think before you act or react
The amount of disinformation that is going to be spread between now and the next election is going to be
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My first one star review (and a lesson on criticism)
If you’ve read Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled, you’ll know there’s a whole chapter devoted to dealing with
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Everyone wants a better future except…
Everyone wants a better future except for anyone who stands to lose something if things change. And so those who
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Thank you.
If you go out of your way to be friendly and nice to people, for no reason other than it
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How you carry on makes a difference.
If the current state of the world makes you angry, upset, fearful, or depressed, you are not alone. There are
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Stay focused on your goal
Regardless of the reception you get on the way to your goals, it’s far more important to stay focused on
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Don’t cheat your way to success
Yes, some people will envy the attention you get from your endeavors, but it is an exaggeration to think that
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