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Below, you can download the manifesto Killing Your Old Life and Living the Dream.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The reason why many of us are unhappy and feel like our lives are pointless
  • Why success is impossible without knowing what you want
  • Why happiness is unlikely unless you define what happiness means to you
  • Why “feeling lost” in life is okay (and what to do about it)
  • How to escape the rat race
  • How to create a conversation-worthy life
  • How to get a life that doesn’t suck, and instead make history

Click here to download your free manifesto by Milk the Pigeon – Killing Your Old Life and Living the Dream  (Right click save as)

Now that you’re subscribed to Milk the Pigeon, you’ll get occasional updates and any information regarding new products being released.

There is only one thing I ask: if you like this, please share it with others.

Whether that’s on Facebook, twitter, Google+, or anywhere else – it would mean a lot to me :).

Also: In the ebook I mentioned a couple worksheets: You can find them below:

  1. Get a Life That Doesn’t Suck Worksheet (what should I do with my life?)
  2. Getting a Life that Doesn’t Suck Worksheet (Notes & Suggestions)
  3. Measures of Success Worksheet (How do you define success?)

Thanks again for reading Milk the Pigeon.

See you around,

Alexander Heyne



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Craig November 7, 2011 at 11:42 am

You’re a champion Alex…as we say in Australia, ‘your blood is worth bottling’!!!

Cant wait to read it and it has already been passed on to my wife and step kids…


afheyne November 7, 2011 at 11:58 am


It’s my pleasure — just a few words that I think need to be shared. A smack in the face reminder I’ve had more than a couple times in my short life.. haha.

– Alex


TJ January 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Alex, you and I are on the same page man! Have you have any success yet with this website or your passions? If you can serve as an inspiration to me that would be great, if not that would still be great, :D.


afheyne January 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

TJ —

If your wondering whether I have a regular source of income from Milk the Pigeon so far — the answer is no. I have made some small commissions from recommending other products , or my resources page for example, but no consistent income.

I suspect I could speed that up, but I also have a day job and work on 2 other startups/projects daily that I’m hoping will pay me soon.

But, mark my words and remember this, there is no doubt in my mind that around mid 2012 I will be getting paid for what I do. It may not be a lot, but it is going to be the start — and there is always a start to something before it snowballs and really catches on.

There are lots of projects on the horizon, every month I have something new going on — stay tuned man!



Nina April 9, 2016 at 2:24 pm


Don’t know if you come back to look at your old posts, but it is now 2016. How are you doing today? Are you getting paid for what you do? Is Milk the Pigeon providing you income? Have a good day!

ila January 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Posted your book -link on my facebook…all the best! :)


afheyne January 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Thank you ila! :)



Terry April 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm


I can’t thank you enough for your realistic, profoundly written–
Milk the Pigeon.

Your words and insights touched my soul.
I found myself clinging to every written word–with tears of inspiration in my eyes.

It became very personal to me, not only in my own affairs, but as a way to help my daughter get her own affairs in order.
It’s everything I want her to know, but didn’t know how to say.

I truely believe that anyone, both young and old, will be motivated to realize and follow their dreams after reading and applying it.

God really does put angels here on earth!

Love you much,


afheyne April 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm


Thank you for the kind words ! If it helps but one person I’d be satisfied with the words I’ve written. And I think those words need to be said, regardless of whether or not it’s me that says them. This movement needs to happen!


Lashan December 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm

”God really does put angels here on earth!”
I second that! Ive been blessed to find this info at my darkest hour. It is currently the end of one year (2013) going into another and I feel I have a real sense of renewal to do things alot differently than I had previously. Thank you for not only the book, but for having the courage to follow your true self that has been a help to so many others.

God Bless!



Alexander Heyne December 8, 2013 at 11:44 am

Cheers Lashan! I’m happy I could help. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

– Alex

Cindy Eyler May 15, 2012 at 2:26 am

Your e-book is awesome! I love you no nonsense approach and sense of humor. The only thing I would change is, it isn’t for those 20-30 somethings… being a 50 something, I can attest this book is for everyone. I think I ran into your blog when I was looking to create my blog, and I downloaded your book months ago and it sat on my desktop until yesterday. I loved reading your words… even though I know and teach all this stuff, it was a breath of fresh air to hear it in your terms, from your perspective and I love that you took the time to write it down and share it with everyone. I posted it on my Facebook today… keep on keepin’ on! Cindy


afheyne May 16, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Hi Cindy — thanks for the kind words!

Yeah I totally agree! It’s for a lot of people, this feeling of life being mundane and meaningless is something that plagues people of all ages – I think it’s just become very noticeable in 20 somethings.

Thanks for stopping by!



nancy February 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm

shared on facebook


Alexander Heyne February 20, 2013 at 10:37 am

Thanks Nancy!


Rebecca April 6, 2013 at 4:32 am

This is a truly fabulous book and is just the kind of advice I need to get started on planning my own journey. I feel revved up and inspired! Thank you :-)


Alexander Heyne April 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm

You’re welcome, good luck Rebecca!


Rose June 24, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Thank you for proving such good information. I’m sure that there are a lot of bloggers out there who would love to be a published author!


Alexander Heyne June 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm

You’re welcome Rose!


aixiancheng August 15, 2013 at 2:33 am

Everyday I felt exhaust that there are so many things to handle,so many material to learn .As a student,I suddenly felt that my life have been exploded that I cannot bear any more.When I saw your blog that I suddenly realize that my life has been waste so many time.So many things to learn and have learnt so many things superficially that my life has been distracted.I cannot concentration my mind to do things rightly.I hope That One Day I Can Learn Something Deeply and get rid of the life style of today Thank you Very much for your sharing .I realized my weakness and I believe that one day I will finally conquer my defects.


Alexander Heyne August 18, 2013 at 10:28 am

No problem aixiancheng,

I think as a student, life is tough because you don’t see how any of the material is relevant to your life. So in school you need to push through and take care of it. The best you can do is work hard, focus on improving, and take daily steps towards working on the stuff you really like.



Wass September 10, 2013 at 2:45 am

Man, you’re doing a great job at reminding us of what we really want, in plain simple English!



Alexander Heyne September 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Thanks Wass!


Diane November 4, 2013 at 2:02 am

Alex, Bravo. Thank you for the truth. I have been in a stuck mode for too long. I am going to do the work and get into action to be the person I really want to be. Thank you for these ebook it’s terrific.


Alexander Heyne November 6, 2013 at 7:59 am

Cheers Diane :) Hope it gives you the kick that you need to get started! Email me if you ever need help.

– Alex


Ananya Deb March 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

of course i’ll read it , hope i’ll get a clue and find out what to do with my crazy life.


Jessica March 30, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Alex, this really hit home and was spot on! I’m in my thirties and have always wanted to pursue acting. I’ve worked in the industry for more than a decade, but I’ve never had the faith/gut to move to a bigger market with more work. I’m in the southeastern U.S. right now and I’m so sick and tired of living less than what I know I’m capable of and what I can do!!! I feel like I just want to move and move now – I have no kids, nothing to worry about with moving furniture and stuff, but it’s just that I’m barely getting by (paycheck to paycheck) right now paying rent and utilities/groceries and the necessary b/s!!! I really want to just say “fuck it all” and step out on faith with little to no money and MOVE to Los Angeles!!!!


Alexander Heyne April 1, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Hey Jessica,

So what’s stopping you from doing that?

I’m not saying it’ll be easy – especially the entertainment industry in LA – but what’s the alternative? Getting married and always wondering “what if” ?


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Martina June 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

You inspired me on so many levels!! Something clicked after reading your words and I felt so much energy!!
You helped me figure out what I want to do with my life when it comes to things that doesn’t pay off..The thing I don’t get is : if I want to travel the world and explore new cultures, how do I do it if I don’t have money? I get every word that you said, but everything I want to do and be in life has nothing to do with earning money and having a career, but to do all those things, I have to have money..I am maybe even more confused than before..


Alexander Heyne June 9, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Hey Martina,

Get creative :-). That’s a vague answer, I apologize, but there are many ways to make money.

From short term jobs.
Remote work assignments.
Having a small side online business.

And many more options! Yes, you do need money, but not as much as you might think.


Nikki October 19, 2015 at 4:47 am

Thank you so much.
I think this will change my life and my future more than you’ll ever know. Honestly I couldn’t be more thankful for it. My parents have this gas lighting affect on me, so sometimes I get so co-independant that my own thoughts, morals and opinions aren’t my own anymore. I don’t want to lead a life that doesn’t satisfy me, and I don’t want to be on my deathbed regretting what I didn’t do. My life is my own, and you made me realise that.

Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you!


L January 21, 2016 at 2:00 am

Thanks for the inspiration. Will definitely spread those words.


Alexander Heyne January 27, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Happy to help !


Pascal April 15, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Hey, thank you for your nice website.

I was just diving again into the deep questions this evening.

I was thinking about a friend who told me he is starting to ”take life serious”. (we are 23 years old). I was thinking about it every day the last week. In this episode of our lifes, we take crucial decisions about our future without even knowing, according to him. I thought alot about it last week, and it gives me a dull feeling about life.

I concluded that its true that we should take life serious. But one should not confuse ”taking life serious” with ”accepting an unhappy existence”. Somehow, everybody must try to change for the good and accept good luck and bad luck on this way. For me there are 3 possibilities if your life does not feel right.

No.1: Accept unhappy existence
No.2: take life serious (try to change for the better)
No.3: try to escape from it

What do you think?

Regards, Pascal


Alexander Heyne April 18, 2016 at 3:46 pm

Hi Pascal,

I avoid all 3 – why not have fun, be happy, and not escape? Why do you think those are your only options?


Chris January 5, 2017 at 4:02 pm

I read the e-book and it was really fascinating and eye opening to read. It really helps guide you in the initial steps to discovering what you want to do in the future years to come. Thank you for your writings and insights.

This part in particular sparked my interest:

“For me it goes like this: you work a job just to pay the bills, your work is mostly for money, you never seem to get ahead, and you rarely have the time or money to do other things you’d like. Time passes and you don’t even have the opportunity to try anything new in your life, because you’re stuck in a cycle of working just to pay bills. Work, pay bills, work, pay bills, work, pay bills work, pay bills.”

However the underlying problem is not so much the 9-5 work and pay bills, take two weeks vacation rinse and repeat, but rather what you are doing with the spare money. North America in particular is a very very materialistic society and much of it comes down to showing off your wealth, buying a nice car, a big house and having the 70″ TV in your living room. Many individuals buy these materialistic things thinking it will fill the void in their life, that mostly being ‘happiness’. They then question themselves after buying all these things “why am I not happy, look at all this STUFF I have!”. It’s what you DO WITH your money that matters, buying those pointless things will only buy you short term happiness. Learn to live minimally, and you’ll be surprised at how little you need to maintain a level of happiness.

So like you said it comes down to asking yourself “What do I actually WANT?”.
For me, here is my three things:

1) Speak more than 1 language
2) Work for myself
3) Live in a foreign country at least once in my lifetime
4) Become a travel photographer and see the world as much as possible
5) Become location independent

I am 28 years old, worked an office job for 3 years out of University, quit that job, travelled for two months, returned home and work odd jobs for the time being. I am fortunate that my parents have let me live at home for the time being, but I know this isn’t a permanent solution by any means. I want change, I know I DON’T want a 9-5 job and I am not rushed into getting married or buying a house. There’s so much of the world out there to see.

So my next steps are, I am looking into teaching English abroad. Many people say “aren’t you’re too old to do that?” “what are you going to do after you return home?” “what about establishing a career? … by the time you get back* you will be 29 or 30!” To which I respond, NO I am not too old… how can you put a number on doing something you want to do with your life or try out. The individuals that say that are usually the ones with a job, stable income, and live comfortably – which is fine, but may not be for everyone. The way I see it, I learn a new life skill (teaching), I live in another country, and I can kick start learning another language by being immersed in the culture. I am already tackling two items on my list of things I want to do with my life.


Chrissy March 21, 2017 at 6:52 am

So it’s 2017 and I have found this! And I am gonna say it was worth my while to read! Your book is a force that pushes against the social norm in society to “settle” and I love it! It’s not a one time read either. I will read it each time I need a pick me up and each time I need that inspiration boost!

Thank you


Alexander Heyne March 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm

Good luck Chrissy !


Alexander Heyne April 10, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Hi Nina,

Yes I have a business, Milk the Pigeon isn’t it though :-)


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