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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.

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.

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.


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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.
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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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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