In 2009, a man working for an entertainment tech company came to the realization that there had be more to his life than sitting behind a computer monitor working in the middle of a cubicle farm for 70 hours a week. And, more importantly, that there was something else he was supposed to be doing, but had somehow forgotten what it was.
But since he was a reasonably intelligent man and had a good head on his shoulders, he decided that quitting a decent paying job in the middle of a global financial crisis was a really, really, bad idea. And although he had some savings put away, he knew that quitting his job would be foolish, impractical, and risky, and that there wasn’t much point in even considering it. It wasn’t the sort of thing he would do.
And then, much to his surprise…
SO HELLO AND WELCOME
My name is Zero. And not only do I have what some consider to be a pretty unique name, I also happen to be the person mentioned in the paragraphs above.
A lot has happened since then, much of which has had a profound impact on my life.
That said, you’d be forgiven for not realizing the person mentioned above is also the same person associated with one of the reasons you landed on my website just now…
How does that work? I don’t know. But I think if you truly want to be authentic, it’s important to be yourself. And if you’ve read my story, you already know I’m not one to shy away from a road less traveled.
To help pull things together a bit, I’ve created a list of:
SIX REASONS WHY YOU MIGHT BE HERE…
1. YOU SAW MY NAME ON AN IMAGE
It’s crazy, but images with my name on them — including both photos and quotes (even Zero Dean quotes) — have been viewed a ridiculous number times on the internet!
2. I TAKE PICTURES
My work is sprinkled throughout my web pages, but if you’d like to see more of it, go to Zero Dean Photography.
Not into boring still photography? Here’s a video with boring still photography that moves! OoooOOoooh!
Oh, you like videos? Well, you’re in luck! There’s more below.
3. I WRITE STUFF
And some people read them!
4. I MAKE ART & DRAW COMICS
I used to doodle a lot as a kid, but then I learned to rely on a computer to create art. I sometimes pretend I still have drawing skills.
But hey, I’m getting better…maybe.
5. I WAS CHOOSE-YOUR-ADVENTURE-GUY
Yup, I spent nearly 2 years criss-crossing the USA on an epic road trip (we’re talking nearly 60,000 miles!) letting people tell me where to go and what to do.
6. I TOOK A 1,000 DAYS OF DISCOMFORT CHALLENGE
It has been said that all real growth happens beyond one’s comfort zone. What would happen if one deliberately chose to live uncomfortable and push themselves beyond their comfort zone?
7. OH DANG. I FORGOT ABOUT THE VIDEOS. NOW MY NUMBERS ARE OFF.
So yeah, I’ve made a couple videos!
Here’s a video of some of the places ZDXP has taken me…
And another because you are paying attention! (Woohoo!)
I made some other videos, but they are over here.
I have nothing more to say on this page! EXCEPT: I like the way you read!
Ok — STOP HERE! You can’t go down any farther! You’ll fall off my web page!