About Lisa Mallis

Lisa Crilley Mallis, lover of chocolate, the beach, and country music. and owner of SystemSavvy Consulting, LLC is a time strategy visionary. She is a master at cutting to the heart of overwhelm to help you regain control of your schedule and experience life. Lisa assists overextended and overwhelmed professionals to implement concrete techniques that can be applied immediately to their daily lives. You can live a life where every day is productive, rewarding, and fun! Need an article for your e-newsletter? Why not use one of mine? Just keep the copyright/author information intact. I post new articles each week so please keep coming back.

Help! I Just Need Time to Think!

“I know that the most important thing I can do in my position is to think. Yet I find that even though I set aside time in my calendar every week to plan, reflect, review, and think about big-picture projects, I seldom actually keep that appointment with myself. There just always seems to be something more urgent. Ideas?” Whether you are a business owner, [...]

2019-09-11T13:28:45-04:00By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Delegating Sucks the Energy Right Out of Me!”

A fantastic woman left this message in one of my Facebook groups: "Something occurred to me about my delegation habits... I delegate, but I still OWN the task, like I'm the one checking up, and it takes so much energy. Almost more than just doing the task myself. Anyone else experience this?" First, this is NOT unusual! Especially for high performing individuals. You KNOW in [...]

Busyness Does Not Equal Business

While traveling home from vacation I was able to process eblasts and found this great message from Seth Godin. "Leave stones unturned. If it’s the wrong stone, walk away. Infinity is a trap. The frenzied search for more is a distraction and a place to hide, all in one. Pick the right stones and cherish them as you turn them over. That’s enough." Then, [...]

When is “Safe” Bad?

It’s easy to keep doing things the way you’ve always done them. In fact, it is super safe. (Think “wearing a big huge bomb diffusing suit to wave a couple of sparklers around” safe). And . . . it is the one thing that is guaranteed to keep you STUCK in your business! When you keep doing the client work yourself so no one makes [...]

Reduce Your Time by 50%!

Did you know that completing one task could take at least 50% longer than it should, depending on the time of day? Think back to a time you FORCED yourself to complete a project. Remember the struggle? You were distracted by every shiny object. You kept telling yourself, “Just 15 more minutes – you can do anything for 15 minutes.” Then, you realized you [...]

Productivity is Killing Your Business!

Productivity is an enticing buzzword that keeps many small business owners running in circles. (In fact, for a while, I called myself a “productivity consultant”!) You know what I mean . . . always looking for the newest productivity app, productivity book, and anything you can get our hands on that might make you feel more effective in your business. Really, anything to help [...]

2019-05-29T09:33:32-04:00By |Productivity|0 Comments

#1 Go-To Resource for Delegating

A lot of my blog posts and eblasts talk about delegating. WHY? Why am I spending so much time sharing information on delegating? The bottom line – you can only do so much by yourself. At some point, you run out of time! The way to really grow your business is to stay in your Zone of Genius, doing the work that you excel [...]

Is This Really Your Problem?

Here’s an email that Seth Godin sent out at the beginning of the year. I keep it in my inbox and reread it at least once a week. I’m sharing it with you today in the hope that you will find it as helpful as I did. Problems and Boundaries All problems have solutions. That’s what makes them problems. The solution might involve trade-offs [...]

2019-04-17T16:42:28-04:00By |capacity, Overwhelm|0 Comments

Do you do ALL your thinking in the shower?

It's common to hear business owners say, “I do my best thinking in the shower.” In fact, one of my clients actually has a waterproof notepad that he uses in the shower to jot down ideas. I know I periodically get some great ideas for posts while in the shower. (Ironically, this is not one of them!) The question is - why?! Why do [...]

The Importance of the 6 Levels of Delegation for Your Business

In my last post, I shared a strategy to reduce the number of questions you receive after you delegate: delegate the OUTCOME instead of the TASK. Often people get caught up in the details of the process so they have tons of little-picture questions. However, when you delegate in the big-picture (giving them control of the process and holding them responsible for the outcome), [...]