"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...
Saying what needs to be said
It’s good to have a gentle soul. It’s good to care. It’s good to empathize. But there’s a reason why
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The little lies we tell
If you have a problem with “Tell the truth, even if it hurts”, then know that what you’re essentially saying
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Whenever life presents you with a challenge
Whenever life presents you with a challenge, remind yourself,” There is a lesson in this.” and realize that it will
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The fire you light within yourself
Along the way to achieving whatever it is you desire, make sure your mindset is conducive to creating positive thought
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Strive to be missed
If you consistently add value when you’re present, people will miss you when you’re not. Strive to be missed.
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Helping people who can’t help you back
Helping people who are not in a position to help you back is called kindness.
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Make your future self grateful
Strive to live in such a way that your future self will always be grateful for the actions you took
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Building the world where your future self resides
Your current lifestyle, routines & habits are building the world where your future self resides. By failing to be mindful
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Not all problems are equal
Not all problems are equal. There are many problems that if we invested more time & money in solving would
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  Few people ever actively take the time to just stop. To listen. To feel. To breathe. To use the
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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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