We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicholas Anderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nicholas, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want my legacy to be received as someone who has touched and inspired millions of people across the country, and potentially the world. My business and brand involves educating people on the ways that cannabis can improve your quality of life, and I think people will always remember you if you can make their lives better than it was before.
Nick Gasman and the goals we have in the near future will allow us to break down the walls that have plagued the cannabis industry for so many years. Closing the gap on education is so critical and I want to be remembered as the one who bridged it all together.
I want people to remember me and my business as wholesome, compassionate, and ethical. I want people to remember how much Nick Gasman has inspired them, and motivated them to seek a new confidence in their own lives.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My career starts as being fully invested in the cannabis industry for the last 4 and a half years. I started when the industry was very small, and it made it easier for me to get information critical to my success. There’s always going to be challenges, whether it be staffing, inventory, or anything in retail for that matter. What’s more important is how you manage your time to get things done, which is what helped me through all of the madness.
Throughout this journey I’ve learned to hold yourself accountable, and to work with a purpose, not just for a paycheck. I’ve also learned to stay focused and humble; success comes with very little distractions.
Our brand’s main focal point is cannabis education, which is a very niche market. Because there is a plethora of information available about cannabis. we serve to simplify what could be read and clear up any misdirection with those who have questionable information.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would start first with a great place to eat, Fate Brewing in Tempe. A Hatch green-Chile beer with the Lunchbox burger is an unforeseen combination of pure bliss. If it’s not too hot I’d take him for a breezy walk down at Papago Mountains in Arcadia to burn the calories off.
I’m a huge sports fan so catching a Suns or Diamondbacks game would be at the top of the vacation checklist, along with going to either Chandler or Scottsdale fashion center because who doesn’t love a good shopping day.
Dinner for the week could be as casual as Canes, Filiberto’s. Or Whataburger, but I’d fine dining was more of the direction we’re heading, I would look at Hanny’s in Downtown Phoenix, Steak 44 or True Food Kitchen in north Scottsdale. Never been a big club person, so nightlife would consist of billiards and bowling at Main Event, or rolling a joint (or a few) and having an in-home get together with some close friends.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to shout out my mentor Ryan Nolan and The Mint Cannabis for laying the foundation for me to seek all the answers I needed to be who I am today. The level of innovation and risk-taking was immense, which allowed me to learn a lot and in a very little amount of time.
I cannot thank them both enough for that.