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.

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 [...]

Real Solutions for Time Scarcity

"I just don't have time to exercise! By the time I get everything together in the morning, it's time to head out the door. I can't possibly get up any earlier to exercise; I'm exhausted as it is." "I just don't have time to write a book. I know I've been putting it off for years, but between running my business and caring for my [...]

2018-10-23T14:46:00-04:00By |AWE, Overwhelm|2 Comments

The Magic 168 Solution to Time Management

Data rules!  When it comes to being effective and efficient - nothing can take the place of having accurate data when making decisions. Do you have enough time to get everything done each day? Most people say "no"!  In fact, 90% of my clients come to me because they feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff on their plates. Early in our coaching relationship, [...]

When is a Double Standard a Good Thing?

When is "good enough" good enough? When is "perfection" the only option? As a motivated professional you KNOW that sometimes perfection truly is the only answer. Other times as long as you finish a project that is considered success. The key is knowing the difference! One of my clients (I'll call her Kim) really struggles to send out a marketing piece to her prospects [...]

Multitasking: Help or Hindrance?

"In this world fueled by technology you must be excellent at multitasking just to keep up." "Multitasking ruins productivity. In order to be efficient and effective, you must be able to cultivate the art of single focus." "Multitasking doesn't exist. It's either background tasking or switch tasking. Excelling at background tasking will help you get ahead while switch tasking will lead to errors." "20% of [...]

2016-12-07T20:00:06-04:00By |Multi-tasking|0 Comments

How to Prepare for When “Life Happens”

What happens when your typical routine gets disrupted? Here's a scenario . . . You've created a consistent routine that works for you. You are able to keep up with email. You have arrived at the perfect balance of work and home. You can "breathe" throughout the day. In fact, you are feeling like a rock star! Then . . . life happens! The situation doesn't [...]