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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.

Is it Time for a Break?

Recently I was speaking to a friend and she stated, “I’m taking a sabbatical from my business to figure out what I really want to do.”   I remember thinking, “WOW – I thought you LOVED your business.”  Which was quickly followed by, “Goodness, doesn’t a break sound nice.”

Of course, I didn’t actually say either of these thoughts out loud – instead what I […]

How to Have a Bolder Business

Do you understand how precious time is? Do you want to make a difference? Is the true value for you of a profit is so you can pursue your vision? Then you may have a Bolder Business!

I recently spoke with Aprille Janes, business coach and the host of Bolder Business Podcasts, and we immediately found our common ground. Aprille feels, as I do, that […]

How to Set – and Honor – Your Boundaries

“Every little NO protects your big YES.” – some amazingly smart woman.  (I wish I could remember who I first heard say this so I could credit her!).  

“I’m so busy doing things for other people, I don’t accomplish MY goals.” – a client “Syndi”.

“I don’t know how to say no, without offending the other person.” – overheard in line at the grocery store.
How […]

How to Overcome “Stuck”

Procrastination is a topic that clients often ask to discuss during our coaching calls.  Sometimes they lament, “I know I’m a procrastinator, it’s just who I am, I wish I could change.”  Others will comment, “I want to stop procrastinating, I know it’s ‘bad’ for me, but I just do my best work when I’m under pressure.” Sometimes clients will say, “I’m so excited […]

Don’t Confuse Busy with Effective!

About 2 years ago I wrote a post about confusing motion with progress …the trap of believing that because we are BUSY we are PRODUCTIVE.  It’s an easy trap to fall into!  In fact, when I work with clients we often refer to this as “productive procrastination”.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to expand on the solutions I provided.  I think you’ll find […]

You Deserve a Break!

Do you take regular breaks during your work day?  I know that I can become so focused that hours can pass by before I notice it.  Yes – that means I’m sitting, at my desk, typing on my computer, without moving, for hours.  Umm . . . not healthy in a physical or a mental sense!

I know this isn’t great for my productivity. Honestly […]

Be a Successful, Savvy Entrepreneur

Christina Nitschmann is a highly sought after speaker, consultant and internet radio show host of Savvy Central Radio.  Savvy Central runs weekly broadcasts providing entrepreneurs and successful individuals a platform to express their dreams, hopes, lessons-learned, and expertise with the world. This popular show has been a go-to resource for service-based entrepreneurs to reach out to potential clients by sharing their story. It’s all […]

Magical Thinking

Does this sound familiar?
“With my new full-time job and my daughter’s busy soccer schedule, I just don’t have any free time at all right now to work on creating better time management skills. Plus, we are getting ready to move so I have a lot going on. As soon as my schedule mellows out a bit, I’ll be ready to start coaching and improving my […]

How You Can Succeed at the Balancing Act

When Amy Walker of Walk Your Talk Radio invited me to talk with her, the topic seemed to set itself. We all deal with “the balancing act” – managing family and work obligations. And Amy is a master at helping women to find balance in a busy, chaotic world.

It’s so important to add yourself into the balancing mix. How do you remember to get […]

How to Spend Your Time Wisely

It’s universal – we all want more money and more time.  Once we spend our money  – we can still make more.  But once we “spend” our time, it’s gone forever.

So why do we tend to “waste time” every day?  For most of us, wasting time isn’t intentional, it just “happens.”  It’s frustrating to get to the end of your day and realize you […]