"Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours." — Zero Dean


Hi. My name is Zero Dean.

Since 2010, I’ve been sharing 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.

In December 2018, I published my first book: Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled Volume 1. You can read about it on my book information page or check it out on Amazon.

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).

And then there’s the fact that I’ve got a pinterest account that somehow manages to get between 400,000 and 600,000 viewers per month.

My work...
Optimism vs Pessimism
The number of opportunities in your life expand or contract based on how you think and the actions you take
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“For good reasons”
If you’re convinced that the awful things you’re doing are justified because you’re doing them “for good reasons”, you’re not
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Hurt people hurt people
I woke up to a 1 star book review from someone who states they didn’t read it, but were offended
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Normal is weirder than most people think
So many people put up a facade to appear “normal” when the fact is, true normal is a lot weirder
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Keeping yourself from things you want
Ask almost any person who’s single and they’ll likely tell you they love the idea that their soulmate is out
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Interview dating
When someone asks you questions and you answer them, that’s called an interview. Fine for trying to land a job,
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Living in fear
If you always have to wait for something to be cool before you support it, won’t like something until you
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Labels are limits
While labels can be targets to strive for, more often than not, labels are limits. People define the boundaries of
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Take a moment to appreciate
If your life is currently easier than it once was, take a moment to appreciate and dwell on that fact.
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Alternative facts
If it isn’t based on facts, or you have to distort the truth, spin information, cherry pick, or make up
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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.

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