"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...
Be a candle. Spread some light.
“A thousand candles can be lit by a single candle and yet not diminish the first candle’s light. Happiness (or
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Project warmth. Appear approachable. And remember to smile.
Project warmth. Appear approachable. And remember to smile. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a
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It’s amazing what one can accomplish
James Cook said, “Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their
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Everyone deserves someone who makes them look forward to tomorrow…
Everyone deserves someone who makes them look forward to tomorrow. Be that someone for someone. This image is now available
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‘Live your truth.’
Live your truth.
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Keep an open mind and an adventurous mental attitude
Keep an open mind and an adventurous mental attitude. And then seek out ways to surround yourself with as much
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Be awesome. Make someone smile today.
Be awesome. Make someone smile today. About this photo: I took this self-photo about an hour south of Las Vegas.
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Use your free time wisely
Everything you do today influences what you’ll do tomorrow — and over time, your entire life. Use your free time
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How to overcome boredom.
This post is a follow-up to: “If you’re bored, you’re boring.” — The cause of boredom is often a result
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If you’re bored, you’re boring
I received a comment on facebook in response to the following quote (image here): “‘I’m bored’ is a useless thing to
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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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