"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...
Refuse to stoop
You can fight negativity without being negative. You can fight hate without being hateful. And you can make an argument
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Challenge what you believe
If you’re not ever willing to challenge what you believe, there’s a good chance that you’re harboring beliefs that no
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Likes and your life
It is far more meaningful to receive a single acknowledgment for making a significant difference in one person’s life than
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Maintain your self-control
  In social media circles (and beyond), it’s a common tactic for those on one side of an argument to
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Maintain your standards
Just because others have dramatically lowered their standards for acceptable behavior doesn’t mean you should lower yours.
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How to slow down time
One of the reasons life appears to pass more quickly as we age is because we become engrained in comfort.
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If you want to be heard, stop shouting
If you want to be heard, stop shouting. If you want to be respected, be respectful.
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We can all make a difference
No single person is going to solve all of the world’s problems, but we can all make a difference by
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False presentations
Insecure people will often go to great lengths to distort how they are perceived so they appear more attractive, more
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Don’t emulate toxic behavior
Just because the world is running rampant with toxic & immature behavior doesn’t make it ok to emulate.
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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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