"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 are not what other people say about you
You are not what other people say about you. And you are not other people’s opinions of you unless you choose
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Seeing things differently
Seen in a meme: “Sometimes I think I’m crazy because I see things differently than everyone else.” You’re not crazy
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A game of thrones
Positivity will never rule your kingdom when negativity is sitting on the throne.
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Happiness is more likely to manifest itself…
  Happiness is more likely to manifest itself in one’s life as a result of making a positive difference in
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“I have no opportunities.”
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” It’s a nice
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Broken vs unsolved
When a person learns to recognize the difference between something that’s actually broken and something that is simply unassembled or
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A conscious effort to be grateful
If you want to see more of the things you desire in life, it’s important to make a conscious effort
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How to distract yourself from negative thinking
One of the most positive ways to distract yourself from your own negative thinking is to focus your energy and
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Your true potential
Don’t be deceived by a world that often implies that you can only be or do one thing in life.
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Doubters, detractors, and dream stealers
Anyone who ever attempts to achieve a lofty goal in life will nearly always have to deal with people who
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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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