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.
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.
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!
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
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
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...
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.