"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 ripple effect of kindness.
I was touched by this video which makes a point of showing obvious ways in which acts of kindness can
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You as much as anyone were meant for greatness.
You as much as anyone were meant for greatness. And you — yes you — can do some things better
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You don’t know what you don’t know.
You don’t know what you don’t know. “To know how good you are at something requires the same skills that
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You are who you choose to be
People will make observations about you based on their own level of understanding. What complicates matters more is that people
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Fearing change is counter productive.
Extraordinary doesn’t just happen. If you want something “spectacular” or “extraordinary” — you either have to make it happen, go
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“This isn’t going to be easy.”
Remember, every difficulty or challenge we face is an opportunity for growth and improvement. In fact, this is mainly the
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Going after your heart’s desires
Excerpt from:  20 things I’ve learned about determination & commitment in 333 days. If you’re truly going after your heart’s
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What I’ve learned about determination & commitment
“Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits.”
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Know that you can carry the burden.
“Energy flows where attention goes.” — Michael Beckwith You were meant for greatness. You are stronger, smarter, and more resilient
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What are you waiting for? Go after it!
[Here’s another post (kind of like this one) that may not be your cup of tea. I’m “earnestly advocating a
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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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