Save Time. Make Life Easy.

Stop using to-do lists, sticky notes, and envelopes to manage your life,
put everything in one convenient place with
The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner.

  • Set your priorities and stick to them
  • Learn to avoid interruptions and distractions
  • Master the chaos of endless unfinished tasks
  • Declutter your mind and your life
  • Beat procrastination
  • Get rid of stress and anxiety
  • Stop feeling overwhelmed
  • Have time for the people and things you love
  • Live according to your true purpose!
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Hello, I’m Allyson Lewis a Corporate Consultant, Trainer, and Business Coach living in Jonesboro, Arkansas. What makes me different? My clients don’t want to get more done, they want to reconnect with their purpose. My clients want their life to matter.

I have over 30 years of experience working as a corporate executive in the financial services industry. I work with businesses and individuals who want to improve their productivity, set goals to increase their profitability, and improve team communications to increase morale and retention. I am passionate about creating tools and solutions allowing people to prioritize, organize, and simplify their lives at work and at home.

If you feel stuck, and you are ready to take action…

I’d love to talk to you. Get in touch.

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Allyson Lewis Named One of the Top 11 Productivity Gurus

“In our quest for perfecting our productivity software, we’ve been observing many visionary entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders who are wielding strong influence on today’s business landscape. But when it comes to revolutionizing the productivity landscape, these are some of the people who we found were the most influential.” Source: TimeDoctor.com

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What an honor to be listed as one of the most influential productivity experts in the country. Productivity and Time Management affect the quality of our life and our work. To appear in the same list with these time management experts is a huge honor.

I am passionate about helping people prioritize, organize, and simplify their lives at work and at home. As a shout out to TimeDoctor.com, thanks for including me as a productivity influencer.

The Top 11 Most Influential Productivity Gurus

 #1 Timothy Ferriss
American author and entrepreneur. His two published books, The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body have been New York Times bestsellers, while his third book The 4-Hour Chef was a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. Tim is also an angel investor & advisor (Facebook, Twitter, and 20+ more). He’s been features in The New York Times, The Economist, TIME, Forbes, and Fortune, and has been invited to speak at Google, MIT, Harvard, Facebook, the CIA, as well as major technology conferences. He blogs at http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/ 

#2 David Allen
Author of 3 books including Getting Things Done and the time management method of the same name. He runs the David Allen Company which offers productivity training and coaching to both businesses and individuals. Prior to specializing in productivity, David’s career included work as a magician, cook, karate teacher, lathe operator, and moped salesman.

#3 Craig Jarrow
Author of the popular blog Time Management Ninja, which is dedicated to “helping you win the battle against wasted time, disorganization, and all other things evil…” Craig has written hundreds of articles about time management, productivity tools, and goal setting.

#4 Michael Sliwinski
An entrepreneur who has been successfully running the web-based project management application Nozbe.com—inspired by David Allen’s Getting Things Done method. Michael is the editor-in-chief of the Productive! Magazine and blogs regularly on productivity at MichaelNozbe.com.

#5 Andrea Feinberg
Specializes in helping small business owners create more free time for themselves while their businesses run more smoothly & profitably. She’s one of the pioneers of the coaching profession and has certifications in Emotional Intelligence, Behavioural Analysis, and Strategic Leadership. She’s also a charter member of Coachville and a graduate of Coach U, and author of Time Junkie: 101 Ways for Business Owners to Break the Habit and Get More Free Time NOW!  Her website is MoreFreeTimeZone.com

#6 Julie Morgenstern
Time management expert, New York Times best-selling author, consultant and speaker. Her many books include Never Check E-mail in the Morning, Organizing From The Inside Out and Time Management From The Inside Out. She’s appeared on Oprah, CNN, Rachel Ray, The Today Show, and has also been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, and many more.  She can be found at JulieMorgenstern.com

#7 Stever Robbins
A coach, writer, and speaker who helps entrepreneurs & leaders build stronger businesses, careers, and lives. Stever is also a serial entrepreneur who loves “productivity in the service of fun” He graduated from Harvard and MIT and wrote the book It Takes A Lot More Than Attitude.  Learn more about him at SteverRobbins.com

#8 Natalie M. Houston
A personal productivity coach who helps everyone from academics to entrepreneurs stop procrastinating, gain more control over their time, and pursue the projects that matter most to them. She teaches at the University of Houston.  She blogs at NMHouston.com

#9 Tara Rodden Robinson
Tara Rodden Robinson: “The Productivity Maven.” Tara is an author, executive coach, speaker, and the host of GTD (Getting Things Done) Virtual Study Group. She coaches individuals and groups along with speaking and training services (TaraRobinson.com).

#10 Allyson Lewis
Author of The 7 Minute Solution, The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner” and The 7 Minute Difference. Allyson has been featured in Investors Business Daily, The Chicago Sun Times, The Los Angeles Times, and writes for MorningstarAdvisor.com.  Her business website is The7MinuteLife.com.

#11 Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton
Owner of Organizing Maniacs, a service business that helps individuals and businesses become more organized, productive, and successful. Cris is a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization, a productivity consultant, and a speaker.

Using a daily planner is absolutely essential to managing your time well and organizing your life.  Juggling work, deadlines, bills, children’s schedules, relationships, chores, special events, and more can be overwhelming.  Be honest with yourself — Do you realistically have the mental capacity to keep track of all of the demands in your life?  Most people will admit, they can’t.  That being the case, then you need a system to track and schedule what goes on in your life.

Here are the top ten reasons why you should use a daily planner:

1. Reduce stress

Life can be overwhelming.  Many people feel an immediate stress release simply by writing down information.  There is something freeing about the security of knowing the information is safely stored someplace other than your mind.  Also, having a written plan reduces stress by giving you a sense of greater control over your life.

2. Get more done

The old adage, “What gets scheduled, gets done” is so very true.  You increase your odds of taking action on a task dramatically when you write down what you intend to do. You also will prioritize when you are proactively planning your day rather than living a reactionary life.    High priority tasks will almost always yield higher results.  So, if bigger better results are what you are after, few things will out perform having a solid daily action plan.

3. Prevent mistakes

You are almost sure to miss appointments, due dates, or other critical deadlines  when you rely solely on your memory; particularly, if you are very busy.  Recording information in a daily planner also prevents you from double booking yourself and overcommitting. The consequence of forgetting an important meeting or deadline can be embarrassing, damaging to relationships, or costly.

4. Improve your memory

Using a daily planner actually increases your ability to remember things in two ways.  First, the physical act of recording something helps you remember.  Second, a planner that uses a daily repeatable system like The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner, physically rewires your brain for easier recall.  To learn more about how your brain is shaped by habits watch this video on neuroplasticity.

5. Move goals forward

A daily planner is a great place to record goals and track your progress.  Recording any metrics (measurable progress elements) for your goals in your planner typically increases performance and allows you to go back and evaluate performance.

Furthermore, a planner also serves as a constant physical reminder to work on your goals.  Each day when planning your work for the next day take a few moments to write down the action steps you will complete to achieve your goals.

6. Keep records

A daily planner offers easy access to appointments, tasks, and notes.  You can easily recall important information, such as, when did you last meet with a committee, go to the doctor, or attend a particular event?  You can also use a daily planner to track important data, such as, expenses, hours worked, critical actions taken on projects, contacts made with clients, and more. Quickly being able to lay your hand on that information can be amazingly helpful

7. Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment

Checking off a completed task is a subtly powerful experience.  Each time you check off a completed tasks you trigger a cascade of positive reactions in your brain.  Allyson Lewis describes this powerful experience in this way in the introduction to The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner,

The simple power of the checkmark is in itself a mysterious motivating power.  In a sense these lists (unfinished task lists in a planner) create a written contract you make with yourself.  By creating these lists, you are making an emotional commitment to complete these daily activities.  As straightforward as it may seem, there is an incredible power of emotional accomplishment each time a task is finished completely and marked off of your list.

8.  Improve Focus

Going into your day with a written action plan, is a bit like entering a grocery store with a shopping list.  A grocery list prevents you from wandering aimlessly, forgetting items you need, and buying on impulse items you don’t need.  A daily plan serves a similar function.  Your planner helps you purposefully focus how you use your time so you achieve critical tasks and minimize distractions.  This last statement is the very heart of great time management — Focused effort for maximum results with minimum distractions.

9. Get organized

How much of your life is is scattered on sticky notes, the backs of envelopes, scrap paper, or reminders posted on your refrigerator.  A daily planner offers one convenient place to record important information.  Having a planner eliminates hours of wondering, “Where did I put that note?  A single planner is so much easier to keep up with than a thousand notes.

10. Success

Success is really the bottom-line of everything listed above.  People who plan are far more successful than people who don’t, regardless of how you define success.  Whether success is having a meaningful day with your children or crushing it in sales, a person with a plan is always going to outperform someone without a plan — But not just a plan — You need a daily repeatable system for taking action.  That is exactly what a good daily planner will offer you.

A daily planner holds you accountable each day to living out your dreams, plans, and aspiration.  The routine of continually turning to your planner will keep you motivated and moving even during those times when you want to give up.

So, if you aren’t already using a daily planner, get one today.   Stop missing out on these benefits and many more.  How is tomorrow going to be what you want it to be, if you don’t plan for it today?


Save Time. Make Life Easy.

Stop using to-do lists, sticky notes, and envelopes to manage your life,
put everything in one convenient place with
The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner.

  • Set your priorities and stick to them
  • Learn to avoid interruptions and distractions
  • Master the chaos of endless unfinished tasks
  • Declutter your mind and your life
  • Beat procrastination
  • Get rid of stress and anxiety
  • Stop feeling overwhelmed
  • Have time for the people and things you love
  • Live according to your true purpose!
Read More

Personal goal setting is a core element for personal development. There is something inside your heart and soul that cries out to know the direction of your life and design a clear path to reach your personal goals in life. Our Personal Goal Setting Worksheet will help you set and achieve your personal goals.

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My name is Allyson Lewis, I am a fifty-ish year old woman with goals and dreams burning deeply inside my heart, body, mind, and soul. I see a line in the sand. And, today I can choose to drift through life without direction, or I can choose to set personal goals that are:

  • Deliberate
  • Intentional
  • Compelling
  • Challenging
  • Motivating
  • Quantifiable
  • Exciting

What is a Personal Goal?

A goal is the object of a dream. All goals have a starting point and a destination.  The starting point is creating the goal, the destination is reaching the goal. A goal is seeing who you are today, and choosing to take the first step toward a new destination in life.

Examples of Personal Goals

Faith – What do you believe? Where is your faith today? Do you have a personal goal of what you want your spiritual life to look like in the future? What is the starting point of your faith? What is the end point? What actions can you take to re-engage with your faith?

Family – How much time do you want to spend with your family? How will you spend that time? What memories do you want your family to experience?

Financial – How much money do you want to earn? What percentage of your wages will you commit to saving? Do you have an estimated monthly expense budget? Have you bought life insurance?

Work – What do you love about your work? What are your personal strengths? What are your skill sets? What additional training would make your more efficient in your job? Do you want to increase your income?

Friends/Relationships – “Social support (is) a far greater predictor of happiness than any other factor…”

Turns out, there was one—and only one—characteristic that distinguished the happiest 10 percent from everybody else: the strength of their social relationships. My empirical study of well-being among 1,600 Harvard undergraduates found a similar result—social support was a far greater predictor of happiness than any other factor, more than GPA, family income, SAT scores, age, gender, or race. In fact, the correlation between social support and happiness was 0.7. This may not sound like a big number, but for researchers it’s huge—most psychology findings are considered significant when they hit 0.3. The point is, the more social support you have, the happier you are. And as we know, the happier you are, the more advantages you accrue in nearly every domain of life.”

― Shawn AchorThe Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

How much time will you spend with your friends? What qualities are you looking for in building new friendships?

Continual Learning – How many books will you read in the next twelve months? What books do you want to read? What books will help you become the person you want to be? Allyson Lewis’s Recommended Reading List: 77 Books That Changed My Life.What conferences will you attend? Do you want to speak another language, learn to play golf, take cooking lessons?

Health – How important is your health to you? What actions will you take in the new year? Will you focus on exercise – nutrition – sleep?

Adventure – Have you felt the challenge of living out your bucket list? What adventures do you want to experience before you die? Have you wanted to go back to school? Travel? Learn a new language? Become a better cook? Go skydiving? Get a tattoo?

Laughter/Joy/Happiness/Fun – Life is the breathing in of hope. Have you set a personal goal for bringing laughter into your life? Do you have a personal goal of sharing joy and kindness with those around you?

Volunteering – Volunteering is one of the most rewarding activities humans can share to make the world a better place. Have you been driving past your local Food Bank and thought to yourself, “I wonder if they need people to help?”

How to Set and Accomplish Personal Goals

Personal goals live inside of you. Goal setting is not hard. Even the thought of setting goals can inspire you. Make your life more meaningful by using one of our free downloadable goal setting tools – The 7 Minute Life Personal Goal Setting Worksheet to write down your goals. Remember your goals must be deliberate, intentional, compelling, challenging, motivating, quantifiable, and exciting.

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