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.

A Case Study: How to Handle 80+ Notifications Each Day

2021-10-29T10:25:02-04:00By |bottleneck|

When you own a business, it's crucial to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. It can be stressful to wake up at 2 AM wondering if you remembered to answer that text message from one of your team members, or if you circled back to a client regarding Slack notifications. This is the situation Emily (name changed for protection!) found herself in. And, [...]

Managing Deadlines as a Serial Entrepreneur

2021-11-17T10:17:40-05:00By |Awesome People, Podcast|

How do you effectively keep track of important tasks and deadlines when you manage two businesses and a staff? While very organized and effective, Elin Barton was experiencing a productivity bottleneck created, she believed, by not regularly reviewing her calendar and project management system. Elin's video production and marketing company (White Knight Productions) and the Elin Barton brand (elinbarton.com) were both growing, and although [...]

How to Create a System to Implement Your To-Dos

2021-10-11T13:16:25-04:00By |Productivity|

Imagine organizing paperwork for your bookkeeper only to find a Post-It note attached to the back of an invoice reminding you that a proposal is due . . . tomorrow! Depending upon your schedule for the rest of the day - and how much time you have available to complete the proposal - panic could ensue. A missed to-do almost created a missed opportunity! [...]

Is Perfectionism Your Bottleneck?

2021-10-13T09:26:09-04:00By |Podcast|

I hear it all the time: “There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” This always comes from having a productivity bottleneck of some kind, something that prevents you from getting done everything you want to in your day. In a recent podcast interview Karianne Munstedt (CEO of Karianne Munstedt Portrait coaching and photography), Karianne shared that she believes her productivity bottleneck stems from [...]

How to Use Your Strengths to Overcome Your Time Management Challenges

2021-09-03T09:18:58-04:00By |bottleneck, Productivity|

I recently participated in a Strategic Planning Session for a non-profit board I'm on.  As we started digging into the vision of the organization for the future, the facilitator kept asking, "Does this answer the question 'What does good look like?'" Often, we realized, that answer was NO.  Sure, our vision was good for NOW . . . but not really good for the [...]

Strategies to Stay in the CEO Role

2021-08-26T08:00:31-04:00By |Podcast|

As I learned in our recent podcast, Tanya Smith did just that! (If you'd rather view the video than read, watch the podcast here.) Tanya left her 15-year corporate design career when she recognized a lack of high-quality branding options for professionals and personal brands. She founded WorkStory Creative to fill the gap. She helps professionals build authority, raise perceived value, and attract high-end clients [...]

Stay In Your Zone of Genius!

2021-10-07T09:42:03-04:00By |Zone of Genius|

You love your business. But every once in a while you get frustrated, overwhelmed, and tired. You are one person – yet it feels like you are doing the work of 3 (or 4 or 5). It's hard when you wear ALL the hats...even if you're good at delegating! And the joy you had when you first started your business . . . well, [...]

As Soon as This Project Is Finished…

2021-10-05T13:49:27-04:00By |AWE, Productivity|

One of the goals my client shared with me is to not take work home to do in the evenings or on weekends. She came to our coaching call last week frustrated. She had spent a couple of hours over the weekend holed up in her office working on copy for a program launch. She justified working on the weekend because she just didn’t [...]