Our FREE Facebook group is a place for like-minded people to come together to share creative ideas, personal experiences, quick tips and simple tricks, or anything else that might motivate or inspire you along your journey to better health and personal sovereignty. More importantly, the Ancestral Health Network is a safe and supportive space for you and others to build community around the passions you love.
Don't be shy or hesitate to ask a question. More likely than not, one of our knowledgeable members already has the answer.
Also, just so you're aware...
The admins and I run a tight-knit community and we strive to preserve the quality of the group at all times, which is exactly why we've created and enforce the rules below on a daily basis.
To make this experience fun and collaborative, please read all rules before participating.
The admins and I follow a strict zero-tolerance policy, which means it's your responsibility to follow these basic guidelines. Otherwise you're subject to be removed and banned without warning.
With that out of the way, let’s move on and begin by reading the quote below…
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." — Coretta Scott King
1. NO SELF PROMO. EVER.
Self-promotion is only allowed when otherwise explicitly stated.
What do we consider self-promotion, you ask?
Self-promotion, to us, means products, services, courses, events, and programs. Basically, anything that puts money in your pocket or feeds your bottom line.
Some examples include (but aren't limited to):
- Promoting your wild food foray, primitive skills gathering, or biohacking MeetUp (you get the point).
- Posting a link to your website, your social profiles or even your personal Facebook profile.
- Posting affiliate links. (That's just wrong.)
- Posting your own content in the group (and not in a specific or relevant thread—or both). This includes posting photos with your social handles, URLs or business name on them. We also discourage against creating polls and posting links to surveys and/or creating surveys within the group itself.
- Posting "FREE" offers. These "offers" will be deleted and you will be removed—even if you have the best of intentions.
- Posting content that rivals the length of a short novella. If we have to scroll, scroll, scroll to read your post, we encourage you to post that material to your own site and not in the group, as it will be deleted.
NOTE: We may break our own rule and promote something if we feel as though it is of service to the group. We reserve that right as it is our group and community. If you're not 100% on board with that, it's best you remove yourself sooner rather than later.
2. #ASK #PRAISE #GIVE
The only way to post inside this free Facebook group is to keep your posts within these three categories: ASK, PRAISE, GIVE.
#ASK: Any question you may have around your health and/or lifestyle that you're currently struggling with.
#PRAISE: Any wins you or a fellow member are celebrating.
#GIVE: Any tips, strategies, lessons, or insights you have gleaned along your ancestral health journey.
Again, I digress: No links or "FREE" offers allowed.
If you do not use #ASK #PRAISE #GIVE in your post, your post will be deleted without warning.
3. NO POSTING OF VIDEOS
Do not post or share your own videos—live or pre-recorded—regardless of where they're from (ie. your personal profile, Facebook page, YouTube channel, or website).
Here's why: Because the admins and I don't have the time to screen each video for self-promotion (see: Rule #1), thus, we simply don't allow videos to be posted.
So please, don't ask.
Even if you think you're giving value by posting a video, this is a clear no-go and will result in your video being deleted.
The only exception is sharing motivational, instructional, inspirational or downright funny videos.
Again, I repeat: These videos cannot be your own.
4. NO “I WENT FROM [HERE] TO [HERE] AND YOU CAN DO IT, TOO!” POSTS
Let’s keep it real, shall we?
We all know what you’re trying to do when you share these veiled, pitch-fuelled stories. And honestly, they're lame.
So don't post 'em.
If your goal is to build a presence in this group, the one thing we suggest you do right away, is build rapport.
How do you build rapport? Well, in our experience...
The absolute best way to build authentic rapport is by doing it the old-fashioned way: Help other group members to the best of your ability, in any way you can.
It's that simple.
5. 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, how you can help or to work with you.
Your comments (and YOU) will be removed.
6. DON’T BE A DICK
Don't be a dickhead.
No second chances.
That means respecting people’s feelings, privacy and rights to their work.
If you're rude or disrespectful or spammy…you will be banned, mmmm’kay?
7. NO RANTING
We do not allow rants, calling people out or complaints around how someone chooses to build or grow their business.
That is their business. Not yours.
Rant on your own page, not this group and always examine why you might be feeling triggered around how someone chooses to market their business.
8. BE HELPFUL
Provide genuine and helpful feedback and suggestions to others.
Be the kind of supportive friend that you want and need on your entrepreneurial journey.
Remember: We are all here to help each other...so give more than you take, please.
9. WE SWEAR
We tend to have a bit of a potty mouth.
If that offends you, this probably ain't the group for you and you should remove yourself now before you get all up in a huff. *wink*
10. DON’T PM ADMINS
If you have a question about why your post was deleted, it’s because you broke the rules.
If you were removed from the group, it’s because you broke the rules.
If you want to know whether you can post something in the group (and you are using it as a way of remotely growing your business), it’s probably best you don’t post it.
Finally, we ask that you respect the time of our Admins and owners and not PM them through Facebook as they will not respond.
And if you don't agree with ALL of these rules, kindly remove yourself from the group.
Other than that, let's have some fun!
NOTE: These rules are subject to change without notice. It's on you to keep up.
How to Make the Most Out of Your New Community
1. Be a go-giver
Post with the belief that the more you give, the more you receive.
The admins and I like the 2:1 ratio of giving to receiving—give; give; ask.
This method has worked well for us in the past and we're sure it'll work well for you in the future.
Give it a try.
2. Consider the Triple Filter Test (TFT)
In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.
One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?”
“Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything, I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.”
That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. That’s why I call it the triple filter test.
“The first filter is TRUTH. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”
“No,” the man said, “actually I just heard about it and…”
“All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of GOODNESS. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?”
“No, on the contrary…”
“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him, but you’re not certain it’s true. You may still pass the test though, because there’s one filter left: the filter of USEFULNESS. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?”
“No, not really.”
“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?”
3. Remember this timeless quote:
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." — Eleanor Roosevelt