"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...
The awesome power of asking yourself good questions.
“At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will
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“If only” is a roadblock on the highway of life.
A few words about “IF ONLY”… “IF ONLY” … If only — IT was easier. If only — THEY were…
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Likability. Being liked and unliked.
Being liked. While some people are naturally more likable than others, it is a fact of life that no matter
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It’s your life. Live it to love it.
When you think about all the things you could do or all the places you could go or all the
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Appreciation and Gift Giving
Global manufacturers would like us to believe that holidays are the best time to show appreciation by buying more “stuff”
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Go ahead, make someone’s day…
Stop whatever you’re doing for a moment and think of someone who has made a positive difference in your life.
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Who we are today
Who we are today is a result of all the decisions we’ve ever made in life. Whatever we wish to
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Life isn’t always easy
Excerpt from: Who are you going to be this year? Life isn’t always easy — but it helps if you remember
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Getting results
Excerpt from: What I’ve learned about achieving personal goals Getting Results: When you don’t get results: Try something else. If you
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Ways to find encouragement: Make the best of what you have
Ways to find encouragement series: Train (or re-train) your brain Positive thinking Goal setting Write down your goals Manage your
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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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