"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

Nearly a decade ago, I took a calculated risk by ditching conformity in order to go after what I truly wanted — to be fully engaged with life. And thus began an intentional journey beyond my comfort zone. This would turn into not only the most challenging experience of my life, but the most rewarding as well.

In 2010 I began sharing lessons from my from my journey. And in December 2018, I published my first book: Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled Volume 1.

I’m currently working on my second book while also touring the United States interviewing people for a video documentary series (and podcast). You can read about that at

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...
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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Pirates vs Zombies: Conformity kills creativity.
(This post spawned a website!!) There is a battle being waged — not just in the Middle East —
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A tough pill to swallow
“Everyone wants a happy life without difficulties or suffering. We create many of the problems we face. No one intentionally
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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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