The millennial generation is definitely known for being the biggest group of entrepreneurs and our openness to the drug culture- we are all either really foolish, or really smart (we are the most well educated generation after all). Even iconic smart people part take some say its a creative miracle drug, among other things. Steve Jobs was reported to smoke weed now and again to figure out problems – Sergey Brin, Richard Branson, and Michael Bloomberg also used to toke up back in the day. Even Elon Musk, who is a huge fan of Burning Man, has produced a lot of great ideas there- and nobody at Burning Man is sober.
Every entrepreneur can use some mental stimulation, so here are ten ways weed can make you a better entrepreneur. NextShark.com pulled some interesting results that can be questioned or agreed with . Here’s 5 of our favorites from there top ten ways Marijuana makes you a more successful entrepreneur.
Being a successful entrepreneur takes two things- brains and balls. You are either born with the brain or you aren’t, that’s pretty clear. But a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that those who had the balls to try illegal drugs like marijuana, combined with being smart, had the know how and the willingness to take risks and bend or break rules, ultimately predicting their success as entrepreneurs, or in Barack Obama’s case, a job far greater.
2. WEED IGNITES CREATIVITY.
Creativity is something that no entrepreneur can get enough of. A study on Psychology Today shows that marijuana can help increase abstract ideas and thinking. Need a new business plan or marketing idea? Get high with your co-founders and let the genius pour out, you just might come up with something brilliant.
3. IT ALLOWS YOU TO THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX.
Got a tough problem you can’t crack? Throw it on a dry erase board, light a jay and think about it. The beauty of getting high is that it allows your brain to go places it normally wouldn’t. Steve Jobs used to smoke weed (and drop acid) to really expand the boundaries of his mind to think of new ideas. It’s not a bad thing to turn out like he did, right?
4. YOU MIGHT FIND DIFFERENT WAYS TO COMMUNICATE.
Smoking with your business partners bonds you on a unique level. According to that same study by Psychology Today, you may find yourself talking about things you normally wouldn’t when you are sober and articulating them in ways you never would because weed increases your verbal fluency.
5. IT KEEPS YOU TRIM.
This one is a little surprising but it’s backed by science. A 2013 study by the American Journal of Medicine found that pot users were skinnier than the average person, had a healthier metabolisms, and their bodies reacted to sugars better when eating on an irregular schedule. Entrepreneurs seldom have the time to take care of themselves or have the energy to work out properly- weed isn’t a replacement for exercise, but at least you won’t get fat witting and working on a computer all day.
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