Self-discipline is a key to many doors. Not least of which is one that leads to a better, stronger, and healthier version of yourself.

Zero Dean

Author | Photographer | CG Artist | Filmmaker

There's still a place...

There’s still a place…

There’s still a place for decency. For kindness. For respect and tolerance.

There’s still a place for integrity and generosity. And goodwill towards others.

There’s still a place where we can inspire hope and build the kind of world we’re proud to live in.

And it begins in each of us.

There's still a place...

We’re all in the same boat

We're all in the same boat

You can literally do anything — even with the best of intentions — and if enough people hear about, someone isn’t going to like it.

You can also do absolutely nothing and get the same result.

Just do your best to set a good example.
We’re all in the same boat.


Social media servitude

Social media servitude

The moment you begin creating content just to feed the machine that is social media, is the moment you become its servant.

If you want to save yourself from burnout or losing sight of what really matters in life, focus on creating content that satisfies your needs, not the machine’s.

Otherwise, you run the risk of being manipulated into creating content & acting in ways that don’t accurately represent who you are or who you want to be. And when this happens, no amount of likes is going to make you happy.

Because the truth is, that in the grand scheme of things, it’s not likes that really matter, it’s the quality of the connection between you, your work, and who you share it with that matters. Potent beats popular.


When you truly believe in yourself

When you truly believe in yourself

When you truly believe in yourself and what you intend to do, it matters far less — if at all — when others don’t.

Remember, you are not here to confine yourself to other people’s expectations. You are here to live life in whatever way that brings meaning & purpose to it.

You and your life are a work-in-progress and will be every second that you exist until your expiration date.

Set goals worth striving for — even if they’re lofty — and begin the journey to accomplish them. Recognize that mistakes are how we learn & failure is simply feedback, it is not the end.

Take what you learn from all life experiences — the “good” & especially the “bad” — and keep pushing forward with a purpose the best that you are able to.


He who buys what he does not need…

“He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.” — Swedish proverb

We are in/bordering on a global recession [1] [2] [3] [4] & the future is extremely uncertain. Unemployment is about to skyrocket [1] [2] [3] [4] [5].

Now is the time to conserve your resources for the long haul, not buy expensive toys or go further into debt because you’re bored & shopping is “therapy”. It’s not.

Posted March 20, 2020.

Unemployment claims: As of early April, 2020

He who buys what he does not need...


He who buys what he does not need...

A notable reminder

The current state of the world is a notable reminder of how quickly life as we know it can change.

It is also an important reminder of how quickly our actions can change the lives of others.

Be sure to appreciate & support those you can & communicate with those you love.


A notable reminder

If you find yourself with free time…

Yes, times are tough. But it’s also a time full of amazing opportunities.

If you find yourself with “free time”, NOW is the time to take advantage of it.

Don’t waste it doing things you could easily do ANY time.

Connect. Write. Make music. Create art. Pursue something you rarely get time to do.

Do something worth remembering that you will thank yourself for.

If you find yourself with free time...

These may not be beautiful times, but you can still do & make beautiful things despite them.

Write. Make music. Create art. Work on a skill.
Channel your love & passion.

Whatever it is, let your heart & creativity speak through what you produce.

If you find yourself with free time...