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Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled Volume 1: Get motivated & overcome obstacles with courage, confidence & self-discipline

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*** THIS BOOK HAS NOT BEEN WATERED DOWN TO APPEAL TO THE MASSES *** It does not use gimmicks or profanity to sound edgy or as a manipulative tactic to get your attention. It does not exist to tell you things that you want to hear. This book does not involve magic or encourage wishful thinking. And it wasn't written for money or fame or to sell a million copies.

This book was written to make a positive difference in people's lives. And like the lessons in this book, this book is the direct result of a journey along the path less traveled. This book isn't trying to copy other books' success by following in their footsteps or being just like them. And it is precisely because of all of these things that this book has the potential to help people in ways that other books have not.

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled Volume 1 represents nearly a decade of lessons that were all prompted by and learned from actual life experiences along the path less traveled.

There is no filler here. From page 1 to page 350, everything in this book was written & included with the potential value it may add to reader's lives in mind.

This book is packed with pages of encouragement, food for thought, reminders, and strategies to help readers cope with and overcome life's challenges.


"Anger and hate dig holes. Love and kindness move mountains. Choose your motivation wisely."

"Don't let your life goals fall victim to the allure of comfortable routines."

"Every time you change something unique about yourself in order to be just like someone else, a piece of the best part of you dies."

"You don't get over the fear of doing something by not doing it."

"If you want more kindness in the world, put some there."

"Healthy habits harbor happiness."


+ Find motivation & take action.
+ Overcome challenges & obstacles.
+ Develop discipline.
+ Boost your confidence.
+ Immunize against criticism.
+ Expand your awareness.
+ Increase your resilience.
+ Manage your time better.
+ Deal with discomfort.
+ Reduce stress.
+ Ensure you are on the right path.
+ Discover what makes you happy.
+ Live a meaningful life.
+ Protect against manipulation.
+ Nurture your relationships.
+ Face your fears.
+ Save your life.


While this book is packed full of potentially life-changing lessons for men & women of all ages, it's not for everyone. This book is for those who are willing to keep an open mind, as well as think critically, while they read. It's for those who believe they can change, are willing to change, and can commit to keep trying to change no matter how difficult the path may appear.

Because this book is for those who recognize that anything worth having is worth working for. And it's for those who understand that long-lasting change takes effort and action, not wishful thinking.

Ultimately, this book is for those who already know -- or those who are willing to learn -- that the only thing that truly stands between the person they are and the person they want to be is themselves.

If this sounds like you -- or like someone you want to be -- then this book will likely be well worth your time and investment.

NO FILLER. Find potential value on any page.

READ IT YOUR WAY. Lessons can be read in any order from any page.

READ A LITTLE OR A LOT. Lessons take anywhere from 5 seconds to 5 minutes to read. Read whenever you want & choose only what you have time for.

352 pages, Paperback

Published December 12, 2018

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Zero Dean

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What are you supposed to do when you realize the life you have no longer fits the life you want? I don't know. Because what works best for one person doesn't necessarily work best for another. I can, however, tell you what I did.

I quit my job, terminated my lease, and sold everything that wouldn't fit in my car. And this was only the beginning. A short time later, I began a multi-faceted project incorporating five of the things I was most passionate about: Writing, photography, travel, adventure, and connecting with people.

This project would lead me to become the protagonist in a real-life choose-your-own-adventure where the internet would tell me where to go and what to do when I got there. I spent nearly 2 years criss-crossing the United States on an epic road trip covering over 60,000 miles.

It was supposed to be fun. And some of it was. But it was also far more challenging than I ever expected in ways that I could never have anticipated. It changed my life, my relationships, and my view of the world. In short, it changed everything.

When my cross country travels finally came to an end, my journey along the path less traveled continued. And it did so in ways I didn't expect. Because, when it comes down to it, life is a journey. And when you take the path less traveled, you are far less likely to know what you'll get than you will by following the footsteps of others. But one thing you can almost be certain of, the challenges you face beyond your comfort zone will trigger personal growth beyond anything a person typically experiences living in the confines of comfort.

It is from my journey along the path less traveled that I use real-life experiences as a foundation for learning and sharing life's lessons. I am not here to glorify the path less traveled, I'm simply here to share what I've learned from it.

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Profile Image for Catherine Baldwin.
1 review3 followers
December 20, 2018
What a fantastic book. I've found it full of inspiration to see things differently and to appreciate more of what matters every day. Reading about Zero's journey, and how he overcomes the situations he encounters, brings a very real and identifiable edge to the text - this is what makes it ideal for all those who are seeking a little more meaning to their lives. This is the ideal book to dip into and it's definitely one to recommend to family and friends.
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7 reviews13 followers
January 3, 2019
I received Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean as a gift from my close friend. It was a very unexpected, but very appropriate and necessary gift. To be honest, I was going through hard times and was one step away from depression. I am very careful about motivational literature, but this book has really changed my life. What Zero Dean is talking about and how he gives information is unique. This book is full of very useful tips and specific, clear and proven techniques that are effective and easy to apply. Thanks to Zero Dean and his book, I learned that everything that is needed for happiness, success and positive changes in one’s own life is a great desire. I advise this book to anyone who wants to live better and more consciously! I will certainly re-read this book again and again!
Profile Image for Angie.
150 reviews
August 24, 2020
This isn't a book to read all in one go. It's a book to dip in to, to ponder on, to make notes about.

It starts off with the author's story: why he changed his life, what he learned, what he missed, what he'd do different next time. He then moves on to a series of thoughts from his experiences.

He's quick to tell you that not all will be relevant to you: to pick and choose what suits you, what you need to learn or understand. And there is nothing mind-blowing here: if you have studied self-development before, much of this you may already know. But then it doesn't hurt to have it repeated, as many of us are guilty of knowing a lot but not taking action. If this is the book that inspires you to take action, then the author will have succeeded in his mission..

It's written in a conversational style so it's really easy to read. It's a book that you would be wise to keep by your side for years to come. No matter who you are or where you are in life, I think everyone could learn something from this.
Profile Image for Hinesh Patel.
8 reviews1 follower
July 2, 2019
Lessons learned from the path less traveled is a thought provoking book. It really opened my eyes and made me thing about how I am living my life currently and how I can make it better. It is a must read!
Profile Image for Anjali Mishra.
63 reviews4 followers
July 30, 2020
Not everyone will understand your Journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.

LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE PATH LESS TRAVELED is a book meant to change one’s life. As it has been mentioned, it’s not a book for the masses, it’s a book for the people really wishing for a change in their lives.

This book teaches you just the right lessons you need to learn, and in a way that it touches your heart and soul.

Some of the beautiful lessons taught in this book include aspects such as motivation, discipline, confidence, relationships, fears, life and awareness.

There are insights, tools and techniques mentioned in the book that can LITERALLY change your life, and from a personal reading, I could tell that this book is written with the purest intentions at heart.

The Author takes you to a journey of self-discovery sharing this experiences and insights on a number of things he dealt with or has seen people dealing with.

The book starts beautifully with the introduction of people and gradually takes off to learn the lessons of life.

The book is written in a simple language and is very easy to understand. Even the most complicated things of life are taught in a way that anyone can grasp them.

If I was a publisher, I would say the Potential of this book is beyond expectations because it has so much value in it that one just can’t put a price on it.

This was such a beautiful read and I recommend it to everyone irrespective of what your life status is.
Profile Image for Bonnie Mcclenahan.
4 reviews2 followers
March 5, 2019
This book is filled with inspiring information that could change a person's life. It is well worth reading, whether you "need" self help or not. This book will offer insights into who you are and what you want out of your life.
1 review
March 14, 2019
Amazing read!

Incredible book.
Amazing read! Must read it once in your lifetime. Looking forward for the volume second. Highly recommended!
Thanks Zero 😊
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5 reviews
June 28, 2020
This is a great book! I love the way Zero writes about common issues in life.
I really enjoy going through this book, and I recommend it to everyone who wants to improve one self!
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1 review
February 18, 2020
A wonderful book from a very intelligent author. Thank you for re-opening my eyes on certain key points in the chapters such as happiness, self talk, wellness, and taking action. I absolutely loved the JOURNEY and SELECT JOURNAL ENTRIES. This book was very well thought out and the Table of Contents makes it easier to go right where I need to go on any day. I recommend this book for any age. Zero Dean will make you think, laugh, and cry. You will become a better person. I cannot wait for Volume 2!!!
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