Theory into Practice: Enhancing Sales with Jordan Peterson’s Insights – A Lumen Strategy

Summary: Transforming Insight into Impact with Lumen

In navigating the complex journey from theoretical understanding to practical application, Lumen emerges as a pivotal partner for businesses aiming to leverage Jordan Peterson’s insights. Here’s a quick recap of our strategic approach:

  • Disciplined Business Strategy: We translate Peterson’s theoretical insights into structured, actionable strategies, using CRM as a tool for continuous market engagement and feedback-driven product development.

  • Cultural Transformation: Lumen guides organisations through the essential cultural shift towards customer-centricity, embedding Peterson’s principles into the organisational ethos to ensure every team member not only understands but actively practices these insights.

Implementing Jordan Peterson's Insights A Strategic Blueprint by Lumen
  • Trust and Credibility: In a market fraught with scepticism, Lumen’s strategies focus on building trust through transparency, personalised customer engagements via CRM, and a commitment to quality and reliability.

  • Continuous Improvement and Adaptation: Our approach is characterised by flexibility and responsiveness, ensuring businesses remain agile through ongoing support, feedback loops, and a commitment to refining strategies in line with market and customer feedback.

Lumen stands ready to partner with businesses seeking not only to understand Jordan Peterson’s profound insights but to embody them in their operations, culture, and market strategies. Together, we transform insight into impact, guiding our clients towards sustainable success in a competitive landscape.

In summary of Jordan Peterson’s discussion on selling, here are the key points distilled into bullet points:

  • Launching Products: It’s not sufficient to simply create a product and launch it. The process requires an understanding of marketing, selling, advertising, communication, and logistics, which most creators may not initially have.

  • Market Communication: Successful companies continually engage with their customers to understand what products they are willing to buy next, rather than developing a product in isolation and then attempting to sell it.

  • Market Identification and Development: Identifying your market and maintaining constant communication with it during product development is crucial. It’s a myth that merely building a better product will attract customers automatically.

  • Customer Prioritisation: Even if your product is excellent, potential customers are overwhelmed with choices and might not prioritise your product due to other commitments or preferences.

  • Immediate Needs vs. Future Benefits: Products that address immediate needs (e.g., selling water to someone on fire) are easier to sell than those that offer long-term benefits but require upfront investment in time or resources.

  • Market Resistance to New Products: New products face scepticism. Companies with established products may resist adopting new solutions that work, due to existing processes or a fear of failure.

  • Customer Scepticism and Trust: Gaining trust is a challenge in a market where customers are bombarded with options and may struggle to differentiate between truthful and deceptive sellers.

  • Success vs. Failure: Marketing a product as a means to avoid failure may be more effective than selling it as a path to success, reflecting a common desire to avoid risk rather than seeking out success.

  • Human Motivation and Camouflage: Peterson uses the analogy of zebras’ camouflage not for hiding in the environment but for blending in the herd to avoid predators, likening it to human behaviour, where people prefer to blend in to avoid risks.

Implementing Jordan Peterson’s Insights: A Strategic Blueprint by Lumen

In today’s competitive marketplace, understanding theoretical insights and effectively translating them into practical business strategies is crucial. Jordan Peterson’s profound observations on market communication, customer engagement, and the psychological underpinnings of successful selling have resonated with many. However, the true challenge lies not just in agreement or comprehension of these insights but in their disciplined application and cultural integration. Lumen stands at the forefront of this challenge, guiding businesses through the transformation from theory to practice.

Bridging Theory and Practice in Business Strategy

The Challenge of Transforming Insights into Actionable Strategies

Peterson’s insights offer a deep dive into the complexities of human behaviour and market dynamics. However, the real test for businesses is applying these insights in a structured, disciplined manner. Lumen excels in translating these theoretical frameworks into concrete, actionable business strategies, ensuring that companies not only understand Peterson’s principles but also know how to implement them effectively.

Lumen’s Approach to Disciplined Business Process Integration

At Lumen, our approach involves a meticulous integration of Peterson’s insights into the very fabric of business processes and strategies. This includes leveraging CRM systems not merely as tools for customer management but as platforms for continuous market communication and feedback, ensuring product development is in lockstep with customer needs.

Embedding a Customer-Centric Culture Through Jordan Peterson’s Principles

From Understanding to Living: The Path to Cultural Transformation

The adoption of Peterson’s insights necessitates a cultural shift within organizations—a move towards a genuinely customer-centric approach. Lumen aids in this transformation, offering strategies and training designed to embed these values deeply within the company’s culture, ensuring every team member is not just aware of these principles but actively practices them.

Overcoming Organisational Resistance with Lumen’s Expertise

Change is often met with resistance. Lumen’s change management expertise is crucial in navigating and mitigating this resistance, facilitating a smoother transition to new business processes and cultural norms that align with Peterson’s customer-focused insights.

The Art of Building Trust and Overcoming Market Scepticism

Strategies for Cultivating Trust in a Competitive Market

In an environment where scepticism is rife, building trust is paramount. Lumen’s strategic advice, grounded in Peterson’s insights, focuses on building credibility through transparency, quality, and reliability—factors that are instrumental in overcoming market resistance and fostering long-term customer relationships.

Leveraging CRM for Personalised Customer Engagements

Personalisation is key to winning customer trust. Utilising CRM technology, Lumen helps businesses tailor their communications and offerings to meet the unique needs and preferences of their customers, enhancing engagement and loyalty.

Ensuring Continuous Improvement and Agile Adaptation

The Role of Continuous Feedback in Business Evolution

The landscape of business is ever-evolving, necessitating an approach to strategy that is both flexible and responsive. Lumen champions a model of continuous improvement, where feedback gathered through CRM systems and customer interactions informs ongoing strategy refinement and product development.

Lumen’s Commitment to Ongoing Client Support and Adaptation

Our commitment to our clients extends beyond initial strategy development and implementation. Lumen provides ongoing support and advisory services, ensuring businesses remain agile and responsive to new challenges, market shifts, and emerging opportunities.

In synthesising Jordan Peterson’s theoretical insights with practical business strategies, Lumen offers a comprehensive blueprint for businesses seeking not just to understand but to effectively implement these principles. Through disciplined processes, cultural transformation, and a commitment to continuous improvement, we guide our clients towards achieving a competitive edge in today’s dynamic market landscape.

Gratitude and Vision: Integrating Values with Jordan Peterson’s Influence

We at Lumen wish to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to Jordan Peterson, whose teachings continue to enlighten and inspire our methodologies and practices. He stands as a beacon of wisdom in our continuous quest for improvement, guiding us not just as a teacher but as a profound influence in shaping our approach to business and customer engagement. Additionally, Peterson’s role as a theological beacon has deeply influenced us, allowing us to integrate Judeo-Christian values into our business strategy and culture. This spiritual and ethical foundation, inspired by his teachings, further enriches our commitment to serving our clients with integrity and excellence. Our admiration for his work is a testament to the impact it has on our strategies and the success of those we serve.

The YouTube transcript -

[Music] you can’t really create a product and then launch it because first of all you don’t know how to do that you might know how to create the product but you do not know how to Market or sell it you don’t know how to advertise it you don’t know how to communicate about it you don’t know how to ship it like there’s all sorts of things you just don’t know but worse is you don’t know if people will use it and so what companies do that gen that roll out new products on a relatively continual basis do is they don’t develop the product and then go sell it they continually communicate with their customers about what product the customer is willing to buy next and then they develop that and so you have to have your Market identified and then you have to be in continual communication with the market well you develop the product it’s not I build a better mouse trap and the world comes you know marching to my door that isn’t how it works you’ve got to find out if someone wants to buy your stupid thing and then the next thing is is that even if you have a great thing you’re going to go talk to people and they have 50 great things that they might buy and they’re all great but they’re not going to buy all 50 they might buy one maybe and maybe they’ll buy it this week but probably they’ll buy it in six months and they’re not going to buy any of them no matter how great unless they’re on fire and you’re selling water because they’re so busy already right they’re so overwhelmed and preoccupied by their jobs that if you come in and you say well here this is going to increase your efficiency by 20 and here’s the three weeks you’d have to spend doing that and then the payoff would come in the next years they’ll say yeah well I’ll do that as soon as I have time as soon as I have time is never so if they’re on fire and you have water you can sell it to them but that’s all because otherwise it’s a no-go those are all things that are worthwhile knowing because they’re very hard to learn and very comically I mean if you would have told me when I first started developing these tests that one of the reasons corporations wouldn’t buy them was because they worked that I would have just thought really I mean come on really that’s really the reason it’s like yeah yeah that’s the reason very very problematic and then they already have their processes in place and they’re entrenched and then then the next problem is you know you haven’t got any customers I think I told you that before you don’t have any customers and you show them the statistics but they can’t understand the statistics and they also have 200 other people selling them things and 50 of them are Crooks so they’re just lying about what they’re doing and they can’t tell the difference between the liars and the people who are telling the truth and so they can and they can’t understand the statistics for themselves and they can’t verify them anyways so what they ask you is who else is using it and if the answer is well everybody then you don’t even have to do the sale because you’re already rich and if the answer is nobody then that you’re going to say well why is nobody using this you say well it’s the hardest thing that’s come along and they think well I’m not going to be this sucker who gets painted you know red and fired because this failed that they do not think this might make me succeed people do not care about whether or not they succeed they care about whether or not they fail and so that’s another thing is that if you’re marketing something and you can say this will stop you from being identified as a failure then people might be happy about that but if you say this will really help you succeed it’s like yeah yeah no I don’t want to succeed I just don’t want to fail I don’t want to succeed feed I just want to be invisible and be left alone and if you’re looking for people’s fundamental motivation that’s it it’s they want to be invisible and they want to be left alone I tell you the zebra story you know that story okay I’ll tell you this zebra story tell it stop me if I’ve told it to you before this tells you everything you need to know about human beings so it’s where it’s worth it’s worth knowing okay so zebras have stripes and people say well that’s for camouflage and then you think about that for two seconds and you think that’s a really stupid Theory because lions are camouflaged and they’re like golden like the grass and zebras are black and white so you can see a zebra five miles away it’s like there’s a zebra it’s black and white so the whole camouflage thing that’s just not working out so well as a hypothesis okay so biolog biologists go and they decide to take a look at some zebras and so they’re looking at a zebra at on the herd because there’s no zebra right just like there’s no fish there are schools of fish and there are herds of zebras there isn’t a fish this is why I think the Cod art kind coming back there are no Cod there are massive hundred mile long schools of cod ten stories deep 20 million years old you wipe out the school you don’t just get to throw a card in the water and say well you know off you go it’s like well where’s my city it’s like launching you in the middle of a field it’s like well go out there and reproduce it’s like no that’s not going to happen you know so without the school there’s no Cod and you can’t just introduce a whole school of cod because you don’t have a whole school of cod so you know maybe the card are never coming back and zebras are the same thing there’s not a zebra they’re zebras you’re looking at the zebras trying to study as zebra and you look at the zebra and you make some notes and you look up and you think oh Christ which zebra was I looking at and the answer to that is you don’t know because the the camouflages against the herd and the black and white stripes there’s a variety of reasons for the stripes the Flies also seem not to like the stripes but you know usually people things evolve for multiple reasons but anyways it’s very difficult to parse out a zebra against the herd you look down you look up it’s like oh all those damn zebras the same yes the camouflage is effective but it’s against the herd so then you think well we better identify a zebra so we can see what he’s up to so then you take your Jeep and a can of red paint and a stick with a rag on the end of it you drive up to the zebras and you paint their haunch red a little bit put a nice Red Dot on their haunch or maybe clip their ear with a cattle clip and then you you know you stand back and you think hey I’m pretty smart now I’m going to watch that zebra so what do you think happens to the zebra the Lions kill it right because Lions they’re smart right hunter hunting animals are smart but they have to identify a zebra before they can organize their hunt they can’t just hunt the whole herd they have to pick out a zebra and so maybe it’s like a zebra that’s got a sore hip or something and so you think well Nature’s kind it just takes the week it’s though no zebra or lions like really healthy delicious zebras but they look like all the other healthy delicious zebras so they can’t get a bead on them but if they’re small and just born or if they’re limping or there’s something that identifies them then the Lions can pick them out and then they do pick them out and so the rule for human beings is keep your damn stripes on so the Lions don’t get you and I’m telling you man if you want to remember one thing from my class about human motivation that’s a good thing to learn people camouflage themselves against the herd and they like to be in the middle of the herd which is what fish do by the way if you have a big school of fish the smart healthy large fish are in the middle of the school because you know what you call fish on the outside of the school bait so that’s what people are doing they’re trying to move into the middle of the herd all the time and the herd moves around or the school moves around and people are going well I’m in the middle I’m staying in the middle here so I’ve got this protective ring of people around me so the Predators don’t pick me out and do me in okay so that’s that’s part of the reason why I said well you can’t sell something to someone for Success because you know you’re thinking well people are aiming at success don’t don’t be thinking that it’s not by any means necessarily true trade neuroticism is a powerful motivator and trait neuroticism is let’s not be too threatened or hurt right that’s the negative motion system and the negative emotion system is a killer source of motivation you know you also see that there are scales of well-being that have been designed mostly by social psychologists which means they’re very bad scales most of the time because their psychometric capacity is is absurdly low generally speaking so what you find with scales of well-being sometimes they’re talked about as scales of Happiness even is that people aren’t after happiness they’re after not hurting it’s not so they don’t want to be extroverted and enthusiastic right and bubbly and full of smiles and laughter that isn’t what they mean by I want to be happy what they mean is I don’t want to be anxious or in pain and so well-being scales tend to be something like neuroticism emotional stability plus extroversion but the big loading is on emotional stability the reverse of neuroticism you want to avoid suffering you don’t want to be happy you want to avoid suffering and one way to avoid suffering is not to let the Lions gnaw on you and one way of doing that is to stay in the middle of the damn hurt and so and like I’m not being a smart alec about this I understand why people do that there’s real danger to being visible there’s is real danger in being visible now you might be successful if you’re visible but you also might be dead