This FREE community, I Am a Triangle, is a home for global nomads, immigrants, globetrotters, TCKs, CCKs, MKs, Trailing or Trailblazing Spouses, Stars, LovePats, Digital Nomads, Expats, and anyone who understands living life abroad, where EVERYONE fits. We come together to share wisdom, ask questions and provide answers, share humor, reach out with specific needs, offer insights, tips, and most importantly support for one another in their globally nomadic journey.
This is an amazing, large (and ever growing) and extremely diverse group – we call it IAaT for short. We are committed to maintain the culture and supportive environment that has been nurtured since 2013 and our rules are integral to this continuing in the future. We stand by our rules and do not waver from them.
By being a part of the IAaT community you agree to our rules. Those repeatedly violating group rules will be immediately removed and banned from the Triangle group.
Owner of 8th & Home Relocation
Founder of the I Am a Triangle community
BE KIND, DON’T BE MEAN
Be polite. Be kind.
If you make comments that degrade other cultures (or your own), use foul language or otherwise don’t play nicely, we retain the right to remove and ban you from the group. No second chances.
That means always respecting people’s cultures, home or passport countries, feelings, privacy and personal decisions and choices. If you engage in personal attacks against the admins of this group or other members, you will be immediately removed and banned from the group.
We retain the right to moderate and maintain the integrity of this group at our discretion, which ultimately means if you’re rude, mean, disrespectful or spam the community, we reserve the right to remove you from the community.
NO POLITICAL POSTS OF ANY KIND
Please note that political posts will be immediately removed from the discussion page. IAaT was created to unite, not to divide
NO SELF PROMOTION. Period, end of discussion.
Self-promotion is not allowed, except for in our frequent “Open Call” threads. Search the group for the hashtag, #opencall to get an idea of the themes and topics we support during Open Call. If you feel that your content / product is of value to our community, please send it and any accompanying information to: submissions@IAmATriangle.com. We will review it and get back to you!
Be sure to check out the work of your fellow Triangles in these Open Call threads and support one another.
Definition of self-promotion (please review carefully):
– selling anything – that means coaching services, books, multi level marketing opportunities, merchandise, products, relocation services, courses, events and programs
-promoting your webinar or event
-posting your surveys or creating polls in the group
-sourcing podcast guests, webinar guests, quotes or sources for your journalistic endeavors (whether for submitted pieces or your own blog articles)
-posting a link to your OWN website
-posting a link to your OWN Facebook group
-posting affiliate links for products (we can find them if they’re buried/attempted to be hidden!)
-posting graphics with your social handles, URLs or business name on them
– posting links for “free” offers that require submission of emails. Our group does not exist to enable you to grow your email list.
– posting full blog post content, or a post that is a length of a blog post, even without a link.
You can however, post your link to your website, group, FB page, webinar, survey, offer and social profiles in the Open Call threads.
We may break our own rules and promote something if we feel as though it is of service to the group. We reserve that right.
NO POSTING OF PERSONAL VIDEOS
No creating videos, posting videos of yourself or streaming LIVE into the Group.
Even if you think that your post is ‘intro’ in nature or giving value, our team members have to watch each one and that’s not the best use of our time.
When you first join the group, if you’d like, please publish a creative intro with written words.
If you find a video from someone else that’s awesome and fits the needs and values of our community, please do share it.
NO SOLICITATION OR REQUESTS TO PM YOU
Do not post in the group and ask people to PM you to find out more about what you offer or to work with you. Your comments (and YOU) will be removed from the community.
It’s ok for PMs in the public group when the original poster wishes to reach out to you personally for additional support.
Provide genuine and helpful feedback and suggestions to others.
Ask questions. Give answers.
Be the kind of supportive friend that you want and need on your globally nomadic journey.
Remember: We are all here to help each other…so give more than you take, please. Then show up again soon, and repeat.
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SENDING PMs TO ADMINS
We exist to serve our membership and offer real-time support to everyone. However, in an effort to respect the time of our Founder, Admins and Moderators, please do not send PMs through Facebook. If you have a question about why your post was deleted, if your post is ok, when you have an anonymous need or any other question related to this Group, email us at support@IAmATriangle.com.
We will reply to your email in a timely manner during business hours of Monday – Friday, 8-5 EST.
HOW TO GET THE MOST
FROM THIS COMMUNITY
Enter without a motive.
Show up with the intention to connect, serve and help, not to sell or otherwise connect for your own benefit.
Try to show up on a regular basis and offer your support and learn from others at the same time.
You never know when someone needs your advice and wisdom and experience!
Read the posts of others with an understanding of the courage it took them to share their current state of mind, their situation or their struggle. On the same token, celebrate with others when happy things are shared.
Put yourself in the shoes of your fellow members. Practice kindness and empathy.
If you show up just to post your content or attempt to promote yourself without creating authentic relationships first, your fellow community members notice.
It’s a big group and while it may seem like people don’t notice your presence and how you show up, they do.
Share your thoughts and experiences because they are valuable to others.
We get it. This wild crazy life we’re living is a hard one, and there are no easy answers. Also? Everyone’s situation is unique. That’s where you come in. Your take on this global tapestry is important. The more insights and guidance in our community, the better we all become!
If you are looking for your local TriCONNECT group (where Triangle members get together in “real life” to have coffee, tour a museum, share a lunch or a drink for happy hour, we are happy to connect you with your nearest location. Visit the TriCONNECT locations post for all current locations and topic based groups.
Now that we’ve got all of THAT out of the way, welcome to the community. We’re so glad you’re here!
Yours in all things Triangle,