I am a big 'where' person (not to be confused with a were person! hooooowwwwwwl)
Where I do my Thing is hugely important to me. And it might be for you to.
The way you know it's important is how you feel when you're doing your Thing in different places. If some places don't feel right, or you don't feel you can fully 'do' your Thing there, then you're probably a 'where' person too.
Sometimes I do my Thing best at home in my office. I want to be tucked up in 'my' environment with everything I need around me. Other times I want to be somewhere fancy or exciting that's 'away' from where I usually am. This makes me SUPER high maintenance when choosing event venues (as you can imagine!) but it does mean if you ever attend an event I'm running you know the room will be great, the food will be great and very often the view will be great. I'm a big one for views.
You might prefer cosy places, funky basements and luxurious lounges. Perhaps you're more the 'outdoors' type and a cabin in the woods is much better suited to you doing your Thing. I like the seaside and water, for you it might be the mountains or the city skyline. I have no idea where you best like to do your Thing, but I am sure you do.
Don't think this is 'fluffy' either. Environment can make a huge impact in how well you do your Thing as it can totally change your energy. Ah yes, should have popped in a woo woo warning there, but I am sure you know this. I am sure you've been in a meeting room that's just felt very 'functional' and it's not inspired you to do your best work. Have you been crammed on a train and tried to be creative? What about that busy cafe–is that a good place for you to work or not? Do you need fresh air? Noise or quiet? Bright natural light or ambient lamps inside? Don't underestimate the impact this can have on your Thing.
If you're not sure then now's the time to go shopping for surroundings. Try out locations and places and see what works best for you. It's likely you'll end up with a shopping list for different tasks too. I have different places for 'doing' to 'thinking' that work better for me (not least as it's not ideal to run an event for lots of people in a spa dressing gown or while walking along the beach which is where I think best). I love to write on the train, but not in a busy cafe, but I am not you.
Where and when and how you like to do your Thing are all very important once you've worked out what your Thing is. When you know how you can best 'do' your Thing you can deliver the best results of it. And don't worry that you might be the only person who does the Thing you do the way you do it (and where you do it). You know what makes you and your Thing brilliant so stick to that. I can assure you I don't worry that no-one else does their Thing from a posh boat and serves cakes from the Patisserie round the corner. That's just where (and how) I like to do my Thing :)
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