Many people ask us what Roadmonkey means. Not literally but figuratively. Except non-English speakers, who actually do want to know the dictionary definition of road • monk • ey. (There isn’t one).
Roadmonkey means all of the things below. But it also means what you have come to think of Roadmonkey. The definition lives in each of you, independently but part of a whole. An individual’s idea of Roadmonkey and the community definition of it are equally valid. We don’t own what it means. You do.
The meanings of Roadmonkey:
Challenge yourself to maximize your potential, for yourself and others
Embrace uncertainty – for you can’t grow rich in mind, body, spirit or $ without pushing yourself beyond what is easy, fast and comfortable
Be mindful of habits – for habits can connote the stereotypical
Burn always with this hard, gemlike flame
Break out of routines, to experience the reward you get for doing things differently
Build something with your hands
Create opportunities for yourself and people struggling to make it
Give yourself confidence to accomplish anything, in any environment
Connect to like-minded people – an incredible worldwide support network
Be creative in a foreign culture – how cool is that?
Test your limits, however you define them
Ask questions of yourself that didn’t occur to you back in Habitland
Find answers to those questions
Start being more positively personally powerful
Share your blessings with folks who don’t have nearly as many
Kick some ass, do some good
Find the slow-burn, long-lasting happiness that money can’t buy