"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...
You may be very happy with your life…
You may be very happy with your life — and that’s wonderful — but that doesn’t mean everyone else wants
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One of the shortest paths to mediocrity
Being liked by everyone in life is not only unnecessary, it’s impossible. One of the shortest paths to mediocrity is
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Feeling powerless in a world full of problems
These are crazy times and difficult to emotionally navigate for many. It can be hard to think of effective ways
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Hang in there
To those who are having a hard time coping with everything that is happening in the world: YOU ARE NOT
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You don’t need a million likes to matter
You don’t need a million likes to matter. People who are truly touched by what you offer are far more
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Use your gifts for good
Rather than abandon your gift because you can’t find a way to make money from it, consider finding ways to
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Bullshit excuses
It should go without saying, but if you keep allowing yourself to use the same bullshit excuses to excuse yourself
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Always “strong”
When you act like you are always strong & never need help, people will assume it’s true. Therefore: 1. Don’t
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Mistakes and misery
Just a reminder: making yourself feel miserable about your mistakes is optional. While acknowledging mistakes is important, beating yourself up
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Failure & unmet expectations
Even for the most resolute individuals, failure is always a possibility. But there is a huge difference between letting a
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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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