"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...
Every good deed matters
Whether it helps, inspires, or motivates one person or one hundred, every good deed, display of selflessness & act of
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The game is forever changing
The game is forever changing. The tactics that got you to where you are today will not be the same
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Put power in good things, not bad
We often betray ourselves when we give more weight to criticism from people we neither know or respect than we
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Feed your focus
Your mood, outlook & behavior is always under the influence of who & what you choose to pay attention to
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Are you here to be human or are you here to be perfect?
Are you here to be human or are you here to be perfect? You can’t have both. The person who
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Help stamp out rampant complaining.
The fact that you’ve probably never enjoyed listening to anyone else complain is a pretty solid sign that no one
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Balance of thought
Never give the dissenting voice in your head the power to make important decisions when it isn’t counterbalanced by the
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Light your own fire
When one’s motivation is dependent on external sources, the moment those sources are absent is the moment one’s motivation begins
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“Inner Peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” While confronting
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Motivate yourself
When you want what you want badly enough, not only will no one be able to motivate you more than
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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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