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Tangible takeaways from meaningful conversations focused on career, relationships, and faith. Hosted by two girls with Midwestern roots now living and working (most of the time) in California. Raise Your Standards is a podcast focused on relatable and thought-provoking topics that challenge listeners to live a more intentional life.

Raise Your Standards Autumn Odean and Hannah Overbye

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Tangible takeaways from meaningful conversations focused on career, relationships, and faith. Hosted by two girls with Midwestern roots now living and working (most of the time) in California. Raise Your Standards is a podcast focused on relatable and thought-provoking topics that challenge listeners to live a more intentional life.

    2.2: Eating Healthy

    2.2: Eating Healthy

    Let's talk food! Eating healthy does not look the same for everyone and does not mean dieting. Food should serve as fuel to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Autumn and Hannah will cover topics such as:


    What is eating healthy? 
    Why we eat healthy 
    Challenges with eating healthy / how to combat these challenges
    Navigating allergies (i.e. Autumn's dairy allergy) 
    Typical diet 

    Three takeaways


    Take time to develop a balanced grocery list and stick to that while shopping
    Get an Instapot -- such a lifesaver!
    Listen to your body, if it's hungry feed it something healthy -- like an apple :)

    • 20 min
    2.1: Budgeting

    2.1: Budgeting

    Let's talk money! Hannah and Autumn kick off season 2 with all things budgeting. In this episode, they will breakdown questions such as: 


    What is a budget? 
    Why should you budget? 
    Simplest ways to start budgeting

    Three Takeaways


    Set up your direct deposit to be split up between expenses (rent, etc.), spending money, and savings
    Prioritize expenses and think “how many hours of work would it take to purchase this item?”
    Budget template: track your expenses -- am I saving more than I am making?

    They hope this episode and takeaways will give you practical ways to jump-start a more stress-free financial life! 


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    • 23 min
    21: Looking Ahead to Season 2 & Introduction

    21: Looking Ahead to Season 2 & Introduction

    Autumn and Hannah revisit the purpose of Raise Your Standards, how it got its name, and where this podcast is headed in Season 2. 


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    • 17 min
    20: March Madness - broken bone, Kenny Smith, & cardboard cutouts

    20: March Madness - broken bone, Kenny Smith, & cardboard cutouts

    Autumn and Hannah recap the positive and negative craziness this past month has brought. From finding out about a broken bone, doing a meet and greet with Kenny "the Jet" Smith and winning a sweepstakes to the Final Four -- it's been a whirlwind! Enjoy this laid back episode as they update you on the highs and lows of life! 


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    • 39 min
    19: Politics, faith and a pandemic

    19: Politics, faith and a pandemic

    Tune in this week to hear from Kristen Kurtz, one of Hannah's friends from college! Kristen gives us an inside look at how faith and work life intersect; especially during an intense time in our country. 

    Takeaway #1: get to know people and their jobs

    Takeaway #2: wake up at 5 am - Hannah and Autumn will modify to 7 am ;)

    Takeaway #3: get some awesome friends / community in the church and outside of the church 


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    • 33 min
    18: Brain Surgery Robots, Spotify Artist, & Podcast Audio Editor

    18: Brain Surgery Robots, Spotify Artist, & Podcast Audio Editor

    Russell works with brain surgery robots, is a Spotify artist, and edits the audio for our podcast -- the man does it all! Hear about Russell's experience with how getting rejected from PT school lead to the most incredible journey he gets to call life. 



    His favorite verse is: 

    "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2



    Key Takeaway #1: Don't stress about finding a career. God will orchestrate it.

    Key Takeaway #2: Go where you feel God calling you

    Key Takeaway #3: Find time for a creative outlet to express yourself/reflect



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    • 41 min

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