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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.
Be a catalyst for kindness
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If I’m weird around you it’s because…
Seen in a meme: If I’m weird around you, it’s because I’m comfortable. No. If I’m weird around you, it’s
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Be an agent of positive change.
Be an agent of positive change.
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If you want more kindness in the world, put some there.
If you want more kindness in the world, put some there. Related: Be kind.
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There is no inflation on acts of kindness
$0.00 Still the exact amount it costs to: Make someone smile Show appreciation Make someone laugh Be encouraging Make someone’s
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Step one: Think outside the box…
STEP ONE: Think outside the box. STEP TWO: Get rid of the box.
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The problem with the expression “Be yourself”
The problem with the expression “Be yourself” is that when it truly comes down to it, many people don’t know
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