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Raise Your Standards

Raise Your Standards

By Autumn Odean and Hannah Overbye
Tangible takeaways from meaningful conversations focused on career, relationships, and faith. Hosted by two girls with Midwestern roots now living and working in the heart of Silicon Valley. Raise Your Standards is a podcast focused on relatable and thought-provoking topics that challenge listeners to live a more intentional life.

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17: Journey to Impossible Foods
This week Autumn and Hannah have a fellow Midwestern on the podcast! Myra is now living and working in California as a Senior Graphic Designer at Impossible Foods. Listen to this episode to hear about:  Experience prior to Impossible Foods  What a typical day looks like as a Senior Graphic Designer Advice for anyone looking to land a similar role  You also won't want to miss what Disney Channel star she met while living in New York City...
25:43
February 24, 2021
16: Life at Google
Are you curious to know what it is like to work at one of the largest companies in the world? Interested in learning about how to get a position in marketing? Want to learn what it is like to work in a massage chair or bring your dog to work? In this episode Autumn covers in detail her career path, dealing with imposter syndrome, and what her day-to-day responsibilities (including the fun responsibilities!) look like as a Marketing Manager. 
33:50
February 11, 2021
15: Life at Stanford
In this episode, Hannah and Autumn discuss Hannah's job at Stanford, planning for graduate school, and how she got to where she is now! You will want to listen if you are at all interested in learning what it is like to work at a top university. Additionally, if you are in the process of making a career pivot, looking to go to school, unsure of the next step you want to take in life -- this will be great encouragement for you! 
28:54
January 28, 2021
14: Books
In this first episode of 2021, Autumn and Hannah talk about books! In need of book suggestions? From books on travel to the history of the United States, Autumn and Hannah's differences in preferred genres will most certainly provide a plethora of recommendations for any type of reader. Have any recommendations for us? Please send them to our Instagram @raiseyourstandardspodcast Hannah's Recommendations:  Top Recommendation The Emergence of Sin: The Cosmic Tyrant in Romans  Current Reads Bearing God's Name: Why Sinai Still Matters  These Truths: A History of the United States  How to Win Friends and Influence People Non-Fiction for Adults The Age of Surveillance Capitalism Range  Plagues and the Paradox of Progress Books for Young Readers Little House on the Prairie Series  Cat in the Hat Autumn's Recommendations: Top Recommendation Girl, Wash Your Face Current Reads Swipe to Unlock Thinking, Fast and Slow Designing Your Life Books for Christian Women Live Original Live Fearless  Live  Own Your Everyday  Boundaries in Dating Books about Romance What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir In Five Years Books for Young Readers Nancy Drew Series  The Boxcar Children Series Junie B. Jones Series  Goodnight Moon Be sure to follow @autumnodean and @hannah_overbye for more book recommendations!
40:09
January 13, 2021
13: Goals
Merry Christmas! On this episode Autumn and Hannah interview Cammi who is a part of the Raise Your Standards team! They will discuss goals from 2020 and planning ahead for 2021.  Key Takeaways: 1. Finding an accountability partner  2. Look at things that scare you or you have been avoiding (do something every day that scares you)  3. Set a goal that  makes you happy, is simple, fun, and easy to accomplish  Reach out to us @raiseyourstandardspodcast with any questions or if you need an accountability partner! 
38:48
December 24, 2020
12: Gifts
It is the season of giving! Giving can be related to presents, but it can be also related to things that aren't material items. You can give your time, praise to others, happiness, and so much more. In this episode you'll hear about:  Best Christmas presents received Worst Christmas presents received How to give in ways that aren't material items  Key Takeaway #1: give people praise Key Takeaway #2: take notice of people Key Takeaway #3: do your Christmas shopping / watch Christmas movies
33:47
December 9, 2020
11: Gratitude
Happy Thanksgiving! This week Hannah and Autumn talk about gratitude. What is gratitude? Why is it important? You will also hear some of their fun Thanksgiving traditions and their plans for 2020.  
21:38
November 26, 2020
10: Dating Stories
Girl talk episode! Learn about Autumn and Hannah's dating lives. Hear about their dating history, best dates, funniest dates and everything in between. Grab your wine or coffee and enjoy this lighthearted episode! 
30:29
November 11, 2020
9: Fears Part 2 - How to Face Your Fears
In this episode, Autumn and Hannah build off last episode's discussion. Autumn will share 9 steps of fear from John Maxwell, one of her favorite authors. John Maxwell is also a pastor and has been named the most popular leadership expert in the world. Hannah will challenge these tactics and as always, brings her fun sense of humor to the table. :) Key Takeaway #1: Spend time identifying your fears and recognize that the majority of fears will never come to fruition Key Takeaway #2: Anything of value coincides with fear and risk, the more you do something the less intimidating it becomes Key Takeaway #3: Accomplishments don’t equal happiness
35:58
October 22, 2020
8: Fears in Career, Relationships, and Faith
For the start of October -- it's spooky season! -- during this episode Hannah and Autumn discuss fears in career, relationships, and faith. How do you acknowledge your fears? How do you conquer your fears? Listen to this episode to learn about their experiences, tips, and tricks to face your fears.  Key Takeaway #1: No knowledge or experience is wasted Key Takeaway #2: Everyone has fears -- you are not alone Key Takeaway #3: Share your fears with others
43:51
October 7, 2020
7: Leap of Faith
During the seventh episode of Raise Your Standards, Autumn and Hannah will talk with Autumn's friend Hannah Henson! They will be discussing Autumn and Hannah Henson's recent skydiving experience. Expect to learn about why they decided to skydive, the overall experience, and lessons they learned.  Key Takeaway #1: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” - Eleanor Roosevelt Key Takeaway #2: Faith over fear Key Takeaway #3: Decide the why before the what
44:54
September 23, 2020
6: Answering God's Call
This week, Hannah and Autumn will be talking with their friend, Tannor, about what it means to answer God’s call. Originally from the great state of Missouri, Tannor is a Graduate Assistant Basketball Coach for Santa Clara University. They will be discussing: What is a vocation? What does it look like to be a Christian working for a D1 sports team? How do you know when it’s time to act on God’s calling? Key Takeaway #1: No matter who you are talking with, you can find a way to connect and be able to "speak the same language"  Key Takeaway #2: Act on whatever God has called you to do next -- obedience is key  Key Takeaway #3: Enjoy where you are at right now
35:03
September 9, 2020
5: Success with Strengths
Learn how to get the job, promotion, or relationship that you are looking for while utilizing and communicating your strengths.  Recently Autumn took a Stanford Continuing Studies course called Strengths Based Leadership focusing on how to increase impact in your day to day life. In this course, one of the main focuses was assessing strengths based on the CliftonStrengths Finder assessment which is focusing on measuring and sorting your talents. Additionally, this report helps individuals focus on achieving goals at work and in relationships.  Key Takeaway #1: Communicate with your partner, boss, or any relationship in your life what your strengths are, when you show up best, and when you might show up your worst. In order to be successful in the relationship, you need to be able to communicate your needs.  Key Takeaway #2: Take CliftonStrengths Finder Key Takeaway #3: Do the Best of Me Exercise and then share with a boss, partner, or friend 
38:19
August 26, 2020
4: Homeschooling
Being in a global pandemic has affected every part of our daily life including how we learn. In this episode, Hannah and Autumn talk about Hannah's experience being homeschooled growing up. Whether you are a parent homeschooling your kids, working with your children who are doing distance learning, are in college and now doing school online, or are a working professional needing tips on how to structure your day -- this episode is for you!  Key Takeaway #1: Give yourself grace and realize that this season of doing school at home will not look the same as other years -- don't forget to have fun!  Key Takeaway #2: Know why you are doing what you are doing and be open to making innovative solutions Key Takeaway #3: Grades are not a reflection of who you are Music by Russell Aaron Mendonca: https://open.spotify.com/artist/60ie8qsYBl5vouPxtIGQX2?si=BVpTRx0xQyqA8hJIZ-P5ow1
39:54
August 12, 2020
3: First Year Out of College
In this episode Autumn and Hannah share about their first year out of college including how they moved from the Midwest to California. Expect conversation related to how to build community in a new place and how to surround yourself with people who encourage you.  Key Takeaway #1: You can’t expect things of value to come into your life, you have to pour your life into things to make them have value Key Takeaway #2: "You are the average of the five people you surround yourself with" Key Takeaway #3: "It’s not about finding the right person, it’s about becoming the right person"
29:53
July 29, 2020
2: How We Got Our Jobs
Tangible takeaways from meaningful conversations focused on career, relationships, and faith. Hosted by two girls with Midwestern roots now living and working in the heart of Silicon Valley. Raise Your Standards is a podcast focused on relatable and thought-provoking topics that challenge listeners to live a more intentional life. This episode Autumn and Hannah talk about how they got their jobs at Google and Stanford. Key takeaways from the episode include:  Key Takeaway #1: When in doubt reach out!  Key Takeaway #2: More than anything, what matters most is your character. Key Takeaway #3: “Because so often when we say we’re unqualified for something, what we’re really saying is that we’re too scared to try it, not that we can’t do it.” You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero Music & Audio Editing: Russell Mendonca (https://open.spotify.com/artist/60ie8qsYBl5vouPxtIGQX2?si=NcuoP1gcSXWGaJV__NDawA) Logo Design: Myra Pervez (https://www.myrapervez.com/)
32:16
July 15, 2020
1: Introduction
Welcome to the Raise Your Standards Podcast featuring Autumn Odean and Hannah Overbye - two girls with Midwestern roots now living and working in Silicon Valley. This episode focuses on getting to know your hosts, why they are starting this podcast, and why you should listen! 
11:17
June 30, 2020