Knowing where to go turns you from an outsider into an insider.
When you show up at a venue you have been before, it feels good when you don’t have to ask where the nonsmoking area is, where the green room is, what coffee shops are within walking distance.
Familiarity on the road breeds confidence, confidence consistency, consistency reliability, reliability trust, trust… a long career.
Not too bad for just knowing where the bathrooms are.
On the other hand…not knowing where to go turns you from an insider to a question asker, a question asker to a connector, a connector to a helper, a helper to a reliable source, reliable source into a trusted source, trust… a long career.
Embrace the inside.
Embrace the outside.