Newsletter: September 22, 2019

Newsletter: September 22, 2019

Hi Folks,

For the first time ever, the paperback edition of Lessons Learned From The Path Less Traveled is on sale. As of this post, it’s priced 16 cents more than the lowest price Amazon will allow. Which is to say, grab it at this price while you can — without regret — because:

This is likely the cheapest you will ever be able to get the paperback edition of my book — at least from Amazon.

And it’s not available anywhere else. So be sure to plan ahead for the upcoming holidays.

The digital edition is also on sale for $4.99 (retail $9.99), but if you buy the paperback, you can get a digital copy for only $1.99.

Regardless of which version you buy, I make less than $2 on the sale. And in some cases – such as international sales – pennies. So if you believe in what I do & wish to help support my efforts, please consider telling others about this sale & gifting the book to people you care about.

And if you like my book, a review on Amazon would be very much appreciated. Thank you.


I began my tour across the United States in late August. Pictures of my travels can be found on my personal Instagram. Also, after many years of wanting to, I started vlogging — evidence of this can be found on my Instagram via IGTV, but also on my ZDXP YouTube channel.

I’m reserving my primary channel for more refined — one might say, more serious — work. Still, it won’t hurt if you follow either of them.


It’s called The Lessons Learned From The Path Less Traveled Project.

For those who don’t know, I’m currently touring the USA with the purpose of interviewing interesting, inspiring & resilient people who’ve chosen unconventional paths, experienced uncommon things, or who have been subject to difficult or unusual conditions or circumstances on their journey.

These interviews will be released as a video documentary series and supplemented with an audio podcast. I’ve already met with a couple of people — with many more lined up — and have content in the works for both. The first podcast should be released within the next couple of weeks (or sooner) and will be followed up by the first video documentary.

You can read more about my project at — and if you know someone who might like to be a documentary subject or podcast guest, have them apply by following the “apply here” links on the site.

For my current location — including a nifty map of the stops I’ve made — and status, visit the current status page.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and thank you for your support! I hope my note finds you having a fantastic day.

Zero Dean

Newsletter: September 22, 2019

These are facts

These are facts

We’ve polluted water sources so badly that you can’t swim in, let alone drink from them. We’ve caused or initiated the mass extinction of many species in exchange for strip malls and parking lots. We’ve made the air toxic to breathe in many places. And cases of cancer and disease are ever-increasing. These are facts.

And now, after over a century of doing things to destroy the environment for profit, there’s finally a growing movement to slow its destruction and quite possibly improve some things.

So if you could kindly get out of the fucking way of the people trying to make things better for future generations – in ways that don’t mean setting up trust funds for your grandchildren – that would be great. Thanks.


These are facts

If you know you need to change your life for the better…

If you know you need to change your life for the better...

Unless you’ve specifically hired someone in your life to do it, it’s not someone else’s job to look out for you. It’s not someone else’s job to protect you from things that may do you harm. It’s not someone else’s job to keep you healthy. It’s not someone else’s job to make sure you do everything you want to do in life. These things are your responsibility.

If you’ve veered off course in life or you’re doing things you know are bad for you, it’s up to you to change that.

The only person stopping you from bettering yourself is you.

If you know you need to change your life for the better, focus on what you can do to change it and start today.


If you know you need to change your life for the better...

It isn’t criticism that holds you back — it’s you.

It isn't criticism that holds you back -- it's you.

Many times, how you think about the things holding you back hold you back more than the things themselves. For example: criticism.

It isn’t criticism that holds you back, it’s how you choose to think & react to it that does. Always remember that how you choose to respond to criticism and negativity is a choice.

Ignoring criticism is an option that too few people take advantage of. The more that you consciously disconnect yourself from modes of thinking that hold you back, the more you free yourself to move forward unhindered.

It isn't criticism that holds you back -- it's you.

It isn't criticism that holds you back -- it's you.

It isn't criticism that holds you back -- it's you.