The 10-Day Burst

The 10-Day Burst

The 10-Day Burst Richard Bliss Brooke Network Marketing Bliss Business

Have you ever noticed how we tend to get more done when we have run out of time to get it done?

There is a mountain of evidence that when we compress the time we give ourselves to get stuff done we are far more productive.

Look how fast we pack when we have to leave to catch a flight. Notice how quickly we clean the house when company is coming, or how massively we get in action promoting our business when the contest period is about to end.

The core plan that I challenge Network Marketers to pursue is one invite a day.

An invite is asking someone to look at your opportunity and they respond … yes, no or maybe. One invite a day can be done in 30 minutes including the time you might spend reaching out to people that do not respond. If you were to invite one per day for just 90 days you would have invited more people to look at your opportunity than 99.9% in your company.

Most people just do not do the work … especially not consistently. The magic of the one a day plan is its consistency. One a day does not sound like much, but 90 invites in 90 days is a landslide of conversations.

One challenge with the one invite a day program is the monotony of it. Some people do not do well doing something every day no matter what. And some periods of our lives are more intense than others, with travel or company in town or an intense work schedule. The ten-day burst solves that problem.

Here is how it works:

Look at your monthly calendar in ten-day increments. Look for ten consecutive days that have the least amount of distractions … ten days where you could see yourself getting intense for maybe 60 to 90 minutes per day.

Then take your business plan of 1, 2 or 3 invites a day and compress it into the ten days. 30 invites a month would be compressed into 3 a day for ten days, 60 invites compressed into 6 a day and 90 invites into 9 a day.

And just like packing at the last hour for a trip, you will find that you get more done in that ten days than you would by giving yourself 30 days for the same number of invites.

Energy inspires energy.

When we burst, we produce and compress energy. We are more intense, more excited, we move faster … talk faster and this energy inspires people around us. We don’t have to tell people that we are in a hurry, they feel it.

The ten-day burst begs the question … what do I do for the other 20 days? Simple … clean up your mess. Do the presentations that come to you, follow up as you can. The invite is the most challenging action step in building the business. It is the step we have to initiate.

A step like the presentation is far easier for us to get done since we are responding to the initiative of the prospect. When someone says … “yes, show me,” we tend to get that done. It is the invite that requires motivation and management.

Take an upcoming month and implement the ten-day burst. You will love what it does for your productivity.

Here’s the Secret Sauce …

Choose one period of time every day … the same time every day to do your invites. Just like looking at your month for the most productive ten days, look at your typical days and find the 30 to 90 minutes when you could be the most productive every day … the time slot with the least number of distractions.

Once you have that time slot, enroll your family and anyone else in honoring that time slot as your focus time with a big “Do Not Disturb” sign on your office door. You will find if you do this, you will be radically more consistent in producing the results you want.

Comment below and let me know if you struggle with consistency and how you deal with it.

Over and Out,


P.S. Have you read The Four Year Career®?  This book was created to give you a tool to make connecting with prospects more fun. Check it out!

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Thanks for everything you do for the industry mr. Brooke,
    When it come’s to MLM. I don’t think anyone can touch you.
    Take care
    – Favian Alcantar-

  2. Hi Richard,

    This is a clever plan to help to boost productivity! I have been implementing compresssed invites within a week or two but havr never thought about this more systematic approach!

    You are right, just ONE invite a day consistently creates a pipeline of prospects for follow up.

    Many more senior leaders in our company have this saying – ‘Two a day. Freedom your way’!

    Love your work and success tips, Richard!

  3. Thank you Richard. I’m going to do it.

  4. Thanks for the reminder of just asking once a day—the 10 day burst however is something I am going to start. As always thanks for your wisdom!

  5. I have to admit I lead a very inconsistent life. I have several kids that are on separate, diverse schedules. Even though I’m running in several different directions, I find pockets of opportunity to run my business. I do this around and in front of the kids. They see my business is flowing and hemet at full rest, something I believe in passionately while raising them. I suppose I’m a Soccerpreneur!

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