"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...
Repeat after me
Repeat after me: I am going to make it through this day. I’m going to make it through this week.
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When it’s good
The response you get to something isn’t always an accurate measure of its value. If you’re proud of work you’ve
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Zero plus one – this is how it’s done
You start at zero and you add one. And then you add another. This is how it’s done. Zero steps
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Applying yourself
People often demonstrate their suitability for a job by the amount of effort & enthusiasm they invest to get it.
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Life is a journey
Life is a journey. It’s hard to accurately assess where you are when your present vantage point doesn’t allow you
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Following footsteps
Comparing your journey to someone else’s or trying to follow someone else’s footsteps to get to where they got –
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Appreciation and encouragement
If you’ve ever appreciated being encouraged, if you’ve ever been fond of hearing that you’re good at something that you
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Opportunities missed
Don’t be so focused on opportunities that you missed that you miss opportunities that exist.
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If your present life is hard
If your present life is hard, it’s ok – it isn’t something to beat yourself up about. Beating yourself up
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When you are feeling weak
When you are feeling weak, always take a moment to remind yourself that you are a survivor of every hardship
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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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