Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled book series by Zero Dean

How to get it:

If you know what you’re signing up for, go ahead and add yourself to the waiting list here.

Otherwise, please read about my book(s) and the benefits of signing up for an early access edition below…

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About my book(s):

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled is a soon-to-be-released series of books by Zero Dean that highlight lessons learned by the author since changing the trajectory of his life over eight years ago.

zero-dean-book-not-everyone-will-understand-your-journeyTopics of this series include:

  • integrity, kindness, confidence,
  • attitude, gratitude, authenticity,
  • success, leadership, achievement,
  • rejection, failure, tolerance,
  • living beyond comfort, personal responsibility,
  • health, fitness, wellness,
  • communication, relationships, happiness
  • and more.

The first book in the series is:

Not Everyone Will Understand Your Journey.
Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled.
Book One

The second book will follow a similar format:
Name of Book: Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled: Book Two

This book series is packed with encouragement, food for thought, and strategies to help readers cope with and overcome life’s challenges.

You don’t have to be an avid reader to get value from this series. The contents of this series are designed to be read in nearly any order from nearly any page. Each piece is not only written to stand alone — so you can pick and choose content based on what interests you — they are also presented in a way that allows them to build upon each other if you choose to read the books in chronological order.

And you don’t need to commit a ton of time to reading. Lessons take anywhere from 5 seconds to 5 minutes to read.

There’s also a personal element to the books that provide insight into the author’s journey and some of the experiences from which a number of the lessons in this book were born. As you get to know the author, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be exposed to his imperfections, and you might just catch a glimpse of yourself along the way.

BOOK ONE details at a glance

Mainstream release date: Book One Print edition: Estimated: ~2019-2020 | Digital edition: To be determined.

Work is being done on all three books simultaneously — with the focus on publishing book one being the priority. Books two and three should follow in 3-4 month increments of each other. Books two and three pick up where the previous book in the series ends. Altogether, the books cover hundreds of lessons distilled from over 6 years of experiences.

Formats: 5″x8″ trade paperback and an ebook edition (released later).

Number of pages: Approximately 250-350 pages.

Price: Print edition: $27.99 at least 50% off the cover price if you order an early access edition.

*Digital edition: Price to be determined and released later. (*Due to how this book is formatted and designed to be read, the print edition is recommended over the digital edition.)

Advanced Personalized Copies (more details below on page)

People who order an early access edition of the book will receive the following perks:

  1. A discount of at least 50% off the list price
  2. Your book will be personalized by the author (signed & inscribed)
  3. You will receive your book weeks before it’s available anywhere else
  4. You will be entitled to a complimentary digital edition (when available)
  5. Even more benefits listed further down this page

If you are interested in an early access edition, use the form below to sign up to receive updates.

Let me be frank…

If this book has as much of a positive impact on your life as I believe it has the potential to, it is my hope that you’ll find it to be of far more value than the cover price. That is one of my goals in writing these books.

I truly want this book to change your life for the better.

While I can’t claim this book will change your life for the better, I can promise you that if it doesn’t, it isn’t from a lack of effort in trying to write a book that will.

Each piece is written to be as potent as possible. Every sentence, paragraph, and lesson is as concise as I was able to make it given my understanding of the lesson being shared at the time and my current skill in writing it.

Also, this is not a book that you read once, get pumped up about its contents, and then forget about. Not Everyone Will Understand Your Journey is a sort of reference book that you can dip into repeatedly over time — years, even. And I hope that you will.

Be one of the first to get it:

Before my book is made available through major channels, I will be ordering an allotment of books (based on interest) to personalize (I will sign them and/or inscribe them and/or create a personalized doodle just for you) and ship directly to readers. These books will come directly from my hands to yours.

Benefits of signing up for an early access edition:

  1. You will receive a discount of at least 50% off the list price
  2. You will be entitled to a discount on books 2 and 3 in this series
  3. Your book will be personalized by the author (signed & inscribed to you or anyone you gift it to)
  4. You will receive your book weeks before it’s available anywhere else
  5. You will be entitled to a complimentary digital edition (when available)
  6. You will be one of the first in the world to get one of the first copies of the first edition of this book available anywhere
  7. You are under no obligation to buy the book until it is ready to be shipped to you

To get the benefits above, get on the waiting list. This will allow me to email you with updates when I have them and ask for your details (personalization instructions, address, billing) when I’m ready.

About the waiting list:

Getting on the waiting list is obviously not an obligation to buy the book. What the waiting list does is allow me to make sure I order enough books for my own inventory to personalize and ship out to those who are interested. Unless you show up at a book signing, this will likely be one of very few opportunities to get a personalized copy. And it will certainly be the only opportunity to get one of the very first copies ever sold.

Want to sign up?

Go back up the sign-up form to get on the waiting list.

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Book details (Description, prologue…)

You can find the following information (taken directly from my book) on book details page.


  • What this book is
  • Who this book is for
  • What this book is not
  • The personal element
  • For your consideration
  • Your feedback is welcome
  • Author’s confession


  • Choose your own adventure
  • Contemplate the content
  • If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you
  • Repetition


  • Who is this person?
  • Catalysts of insight
  • Labels shmabels
  • Motivational blah blah


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Q: What is the status of your book?

A: [Last updated: November 15, 2016] The book was very nearly ready to be published when I decided to add another element to it — a narrative to help fill in some details left unexplained by the personal entries that begin each chapter. The narrative answers several questions that I anticipate people will want to know about my journey.

Due to the additional pages this narrative was adding to what was already a pretty big book, I decided to split it into 3 volumes. Advanced copies of the first volume will be available shortly after I finish the narrative for the first 8 chapters.

Q: Is it just a collection of work you’ve already shared?

A: While there is new content spread throughout the book, a large portion of the content has been previously posted online. If you have a favorite piece of work of mine, it’s probably in my book. Do keep in mind that everything in my book has been or is in the process of being updated, edited, or completely overhauled where necessary.

Q: Is it a book of quotes?

A: No. It consists of pieces (covering the topics listed above) of varying lengths. Some pieces are several pages long and others only a paragraph. Any “quotes” of mine that you see in memes (examples below) are nearly always excerpts from longer pieces.

Q: Will it be available for the Kindle (and other e-readers)?

A: Yes, just not initially. As this is designed more like a reference book you dip into from anywhere — and not something one reads from one cover to the other — it’s best consumed via the print edition where readers can open the book to a random page to consider its contents.

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Original 10 quotes

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