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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.

How to Benefit From a Productivity Buddy

I organized the Tupperware this morning.
It started with throwing together a couple of ingredients so I could marinate chicken for tonight. But before I could do that, I needed to empty the dishwasher. Then I noticed the Tupperware shelf was messed up, so I fixed that. Then I went looking for a Ziploc bag, and wouldn’t you know it, that cupboard could use some […]

Everyone Wants a Piece of Me!

Amanda Griffith has graciously offered to share her experience with a real world time management challenge.  I’ve written briefly about Amanda’s challenge in a post exploring setting and maintaining boundaries (read it here). Amanda is a consumate professional.  She continues to push herself to acheive more in both her personal life and her professional life.  I consider Amanda to be one of my favorite […]

The Best Time to Create a Checklist Is …

Have I mentioned recently that I love checklists?  Well, I do!!!  (For many of the reasons why, please check out these other posts on the value of creating a utilizing a checklist.)

First, for what activities should you create a checklist?  Just about anything that recurs and has multiple steps. For example …

Create a dinner party
Plan a work event
Prepare for vacation
Sign on a new client
Back-to-school […]

Do You Need Juggling Lessons?

Take a look at a social media post by any entrepreneur and you’ll find frequent references to stress, exhaustion, confusion. The cause? Juggling!! No, not balls or bowling pins – but tasks and time and family and business and needs and… and…

As a Time Strategy Visionary, I’ve been privileged to work with many jugglers, some more successful than others.  Take Amanda for example. A […]

What is Your “Zero Point”?

One of the things I really enjoy about my work is meeting others who are reaching out to help entrepreneurs. I recently spoke with Chris Sprague of Expert’s Showcase (@chris_m_sprague) to talk about one of my favorite topics: how to accomplish your #1 most important task, every day.

Chris is an interesting personality – as an author, speaker, and host of the show, he inspires, […]

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It’s Christmas – in July!

Happy Holidays!   I know it’s not Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Ramadan or  . . . but we can celebrate Christmas in July, can’t we?

In late November and early December, I am asked questions about how to handle the increased busy-ness at the upcoming holiday season in addition to already high stress levels.  AND usually by early December . . . the “damage has […]

Learn Your Time and Space Style Preferences

You are unique – your time management system should be also!  But . . . how do you know WHAT STRATEGIES will work for you?

You need to understand your preferences!
So, what are those preferences?
Cena Block, a productivity expert and business coach, has developed a tool to guide you in determining how you like to manage your time and space. The Time & Space Style […]

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Where Do You Draw the Line?

Here’s a guest post from my VA, Holly Matson of Lightseeds. This is such an important point for those of us who work from home!

If you work from home as I do, how do you keep your life separate from your work?

Many of the readers of this blog are in service industries, working to support others in their work, self-esteem, or health, for example. […]

Stop Procrastination – with AWE!

Confess it – you probably procrastinate every day. Look at what you have written down in your note pad, journal, to-do list, or calendar. How many of those tasks have you started? And how many have you completed?

The reasons we procrastinate are numerous.  Maybe fear of success.  Possibly fear of failure.  Could be the task doesn’t align with your values and goals.  Often, we […]

Schedule Your Procrastination

“Productive Procrastination” – a very real . . . and very sneaky . . . phenomena where you stay busy all day yet accomplish very little.  Previously, I wrote a post entitled “Don’t Confuse Progress With Motion”  where I shared 5 tips on how to overcome Productive Procrastination.  Periodically I’m updating some of these solutions; last time we talked about identifying your #1 task […]