My name is Zero Dean. In December 2018, I published my first book — Lessons Learned From The Path Less Traveled — a volume of lessons I’ve learned since intentionally bucking the status quo in 2010.

My story is featured in a fair bit of detail in my book, but my personal site provides some details as well.

Upon completion of a book consisting of lessons I learned from my life, I thought it would be really interesting to help compile a book consisting of important lessons learned by others.

February 2020

But because I also value connecting with people so much, I figured it would be an interesting experience to actually meet with the people who had lessons to share. And it wasn’t long after that before I thought it would be even cooler if I filmed it.

So in the spring of 2019, I founded From the Path Less Traveled Productions to help support, highlight & provide a voice to people on — or to those considering — unconventional & challenging paths in life.

And then in late August 2019, I began a journey across the United States to seek out interesting, inspiring & resilient individuals who have struggled on their journey in life and to provide them with a platform to share the valuable lessons they’ve learned along the way.

You can find a map of my travels — and my current location — on the front page of this site.