"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...
Everybody wants to be a superhero…
Everybody wants to be a superhero, but if you’re not already using the tremendous powers you already have to do
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Playing the game of life.
Everyday we have an opportunity to make our lives fun or exciting simply by using our imagination or changing how
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One of the best gifts anyone can give another person…
One of the best gifts anyone can give another person is something that results in the recipient saying, “I’d never
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With respect, tolerance, and an open mind…
As the media and politicians continue to polarize people, I think it’s important to remember that you don’t have to
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Strength from discomfort
A world that continually caters to making people more and more comfortable creates a world full of people who are
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You can’t measure love
You can’t measure love. You can’t measure the impact you have on a person’s life. You can’t measure imagination or
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To Do: Smile more
Today’s To Do Item: Smile more. Did you know that your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll
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To Do: Write down your goals
Today’s To Do Item: Write down your goals. Committing your goals to writing can have a massive impact on the
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To Do: Practice being in the moment
Today’s To Do Item: Practice being in the moment. The past cannot be changed. The future is uncertain. Your life
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To Do: Forgive yourself of past mistakes
Today’s To Do Item: Forgive yourself of past mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes. Stop reliving your past & start focusing on
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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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