"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...
Never stop looking for beautiful things.
Never stop looking for beautiful things.
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You are not a book (and why that matters)
If a stranger came up to you on the street and called you a book, would it ruin your day?
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Get off your ass
Get off your ass and do something your future self will thank you for.
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Never underestimate the power of a single act of kindness
Never underestimate the power of a single act of kindness to make a significant difference in someone’s life. A single
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Nature abhors a vacuum.
According to the laws of nature and physics, empty or unfilled spaces are unnatural. Wherever there is a void, the
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Life is short, but its yours.
Life is short. Be responsible and respectful of others and treat yourself and others well, but don’t let anyone discourage
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Be the person you want to be remembered as.
“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become.” — Jim Rohn Be
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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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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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