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.

Busted! The Delegating Myth Revealed

Do you know the book Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz? I'm obsessed with it . . . so obsessed that I have sent the book to clients, who have then purchased extra copies and sent them to some of their clients! In fact, I even started the Impact Time Collective Mastermind Program based on the concepts in this book! One of the concepts that Mike stresses in Clockwork is [...]

The Secret to Creating Order from Chaos

Recently a member of a Facebook group for Virtual Assistants (I'm the Time Management expert for the group) asked this question: "Do you find that it's best to have a set schedule for every day of the week, or do your days differ because that is life?" My answer was . . . drum roll please . . . it depends! 😊 Here’s what [...]

How to Be Productive Even When You Are Sick

On a recent flight to a conference in Scottsdale, I noticed the many sneezes and sniffles going on around me. There's nothing like sharing air in a confined space with a crowd of sick people! I realized that at this time of year many of my clients face the challenge of trying to figure out how to handle work when they are feeling crummy. You know [...]

Sorry I’m Late!

When I hear, "Sorry I'm late!" from someone, I know that the real meaning is usually, "I planned to leave on time but had to put out a fire!" Now, I’ll admit, I DO surround myself with high achieving, passionate business owners. They do have a lot on their plate. They are juggling multiple roles. They also are NOT in the fire safety profession [...]

This Will Cut Your Time in Half!

Did you know that completing one task could take twice as long as 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 spent [...]

2019-01-16T09:30:33-04:00By |Productivity|0 Comments

Peak Productivity and Morning Routines

Even if you are not a "morning person," creating routines to start your day has been proven to lead to increased focus and productivity. In the article The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity, author Eric Barker outlines five simple steps to help you begin your work day with a bang. Sample tip:  create "protected time" to work on your most important goals for the [...]

When Even a Locked Door is Not Enough

Let me introduce you to Brenda (not her real name). Brenda is one of my favorite clients. She is motivated to improve, aware of what's going on in her life and business, and has a lot going on, which keeps our coaching calls interesting. One day, Brenda came to our call and was frustrated because she just couldn't keep her dedicated "office time" distraction-free. [...]

The Power of a Notebook

I spent a good part of the summer taking my (local) clients to lunch. It was a great experience! I'm fortunate that I only work with GREAT people...and truly enjoyed connecting with them on a personal level. Plus, I was able to get their perspective on my marketing. Who better than people that are actually your ideal people to give you insight on what [...]

2017-09-25T08:41:50-04:00By |Productivity|0 Comments

How to Be a Delegating Machine

Typically when I work with business owners on delegating effectively, one of the top problems is getting them to realize it's ok to let go! They believe they are the only ones who can do the job . . . and it's difficult for them to give up control. (Yes - this is even AFTER they realize that they only have 168 hours each week . . [...]

Take Control of Your Calendar with 4 Ds

How full is your schedule? Your calendar? Your to-do list? Often, you have A LOT on your plate . . .which limits your ability to spend time doing the activities that will best help you accomplish your goals. You don't intend for this to happen . . . it just does. Slowly one activity after another after another sneaks its way into your life until you are full [...]