Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself
Hello again! Before you apply for membership, we would like to share with you the characteristics of our desired members and the application process. This might take more time and effort than you expect, which is a deliberate design to adequately prepare you, before you submit your application, and to ensure a mutual fit.
Like any village, we want to keep our community vibrant and supportive. So we would like to invite members who bring positive energy, have high self-awareness, show up authentically. And those who are open to connect and share with other members at deeper levels, and can hold a safe space for others.
This is an intimate community and will remain so regardless of its size. We value member quality much more than quantity. We would like every member who comes into the village to feel welcome and at home. And to be as delighted as we are for your joining. Therefore, we would like you to make your decision as mindfully as we are selective.
Our ideal members are those committed to:
Of course, we don’t expect you to be perfect in any aspect at any time. We simply would like our members to be on the journey with us. Teal Village is designed as a Safe Space for members to practice, practice and practice in order to reach the above goals.
If you join only to download information, the village is probably not the right place for you. There is nothing inside to download that you could not find on social media, in bookstores or on this website. If you join only to observe other members from behind a screen but not take actions yourself, then the village is probably not the right place for you, either.
The only way to benefit from the village is learning by doing. The more you put in, the more you get out. We count on members to take initiatives. This is a village of creators and self-leaders. Besides, our volunteer hosts are giving their personal time to bring every new member on-board, so they can find their way around and connect with other members quickly. In other words, we would like you to make the most out of your membership.
One thing to keep in mind is that we encourage every member to take responsibilities for his/her own actions. Both our actions and inactions have an impact on others. No excuses or blames. Everyone is responsible for the creation, improvement and member experience of the village.
If you want something or activity not yet available, then please initiate it. If you have an idea that can benefit the community, then please share it. And better yet, use this opportunity to turn an idea into a reality. Practice your leadership. In line with our village values, we have a high tolerance for mistakes or failures, but a low tolerance for destructive attitudes.