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Time Management for the First Responder Families

Mar 22, 2021

Time Management for First Responders Families 

I could talk about this topic forever. Learning about managing my time - literally changed my life! As the spouse of a First Responder - I was struggling to keep up. There were just too many things to do in the day! I am just sharing what works for me - and how I teach others to attempt to get ALL THE THIS under control. 

I am a busy body by nature. I love to have tons of things on the go. I am extroverted and if you happen to know anything about Enneagram Personality tests - I am an 8. I run a few businesses. I am the founder of To Serve and Connect - a non-profit dedicated to working with First Responder Spouses and Families. I am a mom to two incredible little men. I am the wife of a police officer. I am a business and life coach. A podcast host. A cook. A cleaning service. A meal planner. A birthday party planner. The chief financial officer. ECT. YOU GET THE PICTURE. I sometimes complain about it, but I actually...

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3 Secrets to Setting Goals

Mar 15, 2021

Goal setting is something that I am hugely passionate about. I have always been a goal setter, but not always a goal achiever. Maybe you are the same? 

Setting goals and achieving them is kind of a big deal. Did you know that 92% of people that set a New Year goal never achieve it? So, if you are someone that sets a goal and sees it through to the very end - you are in a small group of amazing humans. 

Over the years as a Life and Business Coach, I have watched people accomplish their goals, increase their confidence, have massive self-awareness, and follow all their dreams. These are the added benefits to making a plan, being integral to yourself, and seeing something through to the very end. 

There are secrets to setting a goal - and I am sharing them here in this Blog! 

What happens with most people is that they set a goal, they pick a date for completion - they don’t see results in a week or two and they give up! And that is fair. It’s frustrating...

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Prioritizing for Productivity

Mar 08, 2021

The reason we can't seem to get anything done is because are prioritizes are out of WHACK! 

“A priority is the concern, interest or desire that comes before all others.”- volcabulary.com 

Okay, so what comes before all others! 

Grab a pen and paper, or your phone and just quickly jot down your priorities. 

I usually recommend 5 - no more than 7.  And then put them in order from the most important to the least important (still being important - but it is imperative that you know where they fall in the hierarchy). 

Now, shit is about to get real here!

I want you to look at the previous week - and see how much time you spent on your priorities. I work with people who tell me that health is a priority, but when they look back on the last week they notice that they only got in one workout, they ate out 6 times, and they didn’t practice any self care! Now, for most of the people I work with - THIS IS NOT A WIN.

...But if you are just...

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Determining Values for Happiness

Mar 01, 2021

If you follow me on social media - @breakcomplacency you may have seen in my stories that I lost this entire blog post on Saturday. Poooof - gone. When I hit save - the website went to a weird page and then prompted me to sign in again. GONE. GONE. GONE. So, this is my second time writing this. Geeeeez. It was so good the first time. 

Lesson learnt: Create blog in google docs which automatically saves and copy and paste into Kajabi. 

A few years ago, I was able to attend Date with Destiny with Tony Robbins. This is where I learnt all about my core values and the rules that I create to ensure that I am surrounded with love and achievement and not, disappointment and regret! 

"When it comes to personal values definitions, it is variable: how one’s values are defined is based on the feelings and sentiments one holds about themselves and the world around them. Personal values can be positive and lead to self-esteem and fulfillment, or they can be based on...

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Why the F*%k would I wake up early?

Feb 22, 2021

 Do you have a morning routine? 

One of the greatest things that I ever did for myself was decide to wake up a little earlier and take some time for self care. We live in a world where anyone can get a hold of us at the drop of a hat. But you know when people aren't texting, emailing, or calling - at 530am! As a mom, a business owner, a podcasters, a mental health advocate and the wife of a police officer my days get filled up pretty quickly. 

About 5 years ago, I was introduced to the notion of waking up before my kids - and getting in some of things that I had been craving to make sure that I was taken care of. I did the regular old "why the f*&k would I have to get up early so that I could get some time to myself - I should just get that" - and each day I tried, and each day brought a new annoying challenge, more frustration, and even less time for me. I was kind of left with no option! If I wanted to feel less chaotic in my days - I had to find...

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Letting Go

Feb 09, 2021

Oh, here we go. 

I am actually not sure how to start this blog, because I know how hard it can be to let go of shit from the past. But do you know what happens when you carry crap around that doesn't serve you? It becomes impossible to be the person that you want to be because you have all these things weighing you down. So much old shit taking up the space that can be used for greatness!  

We all come with a story and experiences - we all have something or a bunch of things that we carry with us - like old shitty awkward heavy luggage. But what if you could put the luggage down??? What is stopping you from letting go of the heavy bag -  just ditching that sucker and moving on? YOU! Ditching the bag means you can't use those excuses. Ditching the bag means that you will have to do things that are uncomfortable. It means that you get to play small. Ditching the bag means that _______________________________. Most people think that it is easier...

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Break Complacency

Oct 12, 2020
 Hi. My name is Lauren Hope Cleveland. I am starting blog (bare with me I have no idea what I am doing). I want to share my coaching business, my life, and my passion for helping people live their best lives.
 
I am a mom, a wife, a business owner, a transformation weekend master trainer, an achievement club leader, and a life/business coach.  A have a few other things up my sleeve to share with you, but you will have to follow along to get all the goods. 
 
Why the name Break Complacency?...
 
It was the only name that I could come up with! Just kidding - I had a few options. But this one really meant something to me. I was so complacent in my life, in so many areas - at one time or another. But I was sooo unaware of it! Breaking Complacency is a personal task, one that takes some personal growth, work and love. 
 
This business name and the "term - break complacency" comes from when I worked in the prison on the...
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