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.

Focus Your Day With Routines

Routines, routines, routines! One the easiest way to create lasting improvements is to build short, simple, and easy to follow routines. Having a strong morning and evening practice allows you to start (and end) the day focused on YOUR goals and feeling relaxed. AND why wouldn't you want to be focused on your goals and feeling relaxed? In this post I give some specific examples [...]

High Impact and the Power of Less

So much to do, not enough time. WOW - how many times have you thought that? The reality is . . . you can have it all, you just can't have it all at the SAME TIME! Each of us is gifted with 168 hours each week - and we have control over how we spend those hours. One of the keys to "spending your [...]

My Gift for You: Time!

My wish for you: may your holiday be filled with the gifts that matter most . . . the gift of joy, the gift of peace, the gift of love, the gift of friendship, the gift of hope, the gift of family, the gift of laughter, and the gift of health. AND . . . most importantly . . . all the time desired [...]

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My Kingdom for a Paperclip: Plan Your Maintenance Activities

One of my favorite sayings when working with clients is "my kingdom for a paperclip." When I use this typically I'm referring to having a big project stall due to lack of planning or not keeping an eye on the details. In your attempt to build your capacity, you are doing a great job keeping the big picture in mind. You may be using [...]

What Do the Rule of 3 and Gratitude Have in Common?

In the book The Productivity Project, Chris Bailey uses the "Rule of Three" as a strategy to retain your focus throughout the week. The goal is to decide on three activities, projects, or actions you want to complete prior to the end of the week. Once you can define your "three," you can keep them top of mind throughout the day so you stay on [...]

What is Your Prime Time and Why Does It Matter?

When is your Biological Prime Time? AND, most importantly, why does it matter? Typically in my conversations with clients, we would discuss the time of day they feel most comfortable working on "mind intensive" tasks. Are they early birds or night owls or somewhere in the middle? Sam Carpenter, in his book Work the System, explains that your Biological Prime Time is when your [...]

Are You Charging Your Batteries or Zoning Out?

As I sit at my desk looking out at the sun hitting the lake, I realize I've been staring out the window for a while. AND ... by "a while" I mean about 15 minutes. Hmmmm ... probably not the most effective way to use my time this afternoon! I know - I could think of this as a way to recharge my batteries, [...]

What I Learned at the NAWBOWBC

I just returned from the NAWBO WBC, which is the Women's Business Conference sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners. What an experience! This is my second year attending (last year it was in San Antonio, this year in Columbus), and I certainly felt better prepared to navigate with my best business and personal interests in mind. Here's what I learned - [...]

What is the Cost of Procrastination?

I'm reading The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey and I LOVE this book! In fact, I'll probably be referencing it in a few blog posts over the next few months. One of the experts he quoted was Tim Pychyl, who said, "Everyone procrastinates." If that doesn't make you feel better about procrastinating, what will?! However, we all procrastinate in different ways, some more often [...]