The Rudder of the Day Podcast

The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.” – Henry Ward Beecher

This podcast was created for people looking for a positive way to start to their days by giving them a few minutes with host Spider Graham as he explores ways to live a positive life filled with possibility.

Secular in nature, the Rudder of the Day podcast shares small life lessons and philosophies to inspire listeners and to help people think differently about their lives and their place in the world. Each podcast takes on a small slice of what it means to live a good and effective life.

Spider Graham is the CEO and Founder of Trainingcraft, a company specializing in the training of entrepreneurs and other business people working in sales, digital marketing, business creation and general business problem solving. He’s worked with business professionals as a trainer and consultant during the past two decades and has learned plenty about ways to stay happy, positive and to create the most meaningful life possible. He can be reached directly at spidergraham@trainingcraft.com.


The Art of Holding on Tight (2:17)

During this episode Spider relates the challenges of being a bull rider and some of the challenges of life and what we can learn from each.


The Incredible Power of Persistence (2:20)

During this episode Spider discusses the power of persistence and how the ability to ‘stick with things’ can be one of the most powerful forces in the universe.


Trouble Sharing Your Dreams (2:18)

During this episode Spider discusses the challenges we can face when we share our dreams with others.


Faith and Morality  (2:08)

During the episode Spider take a look at how we use faith to help guide our moral lives and ambitions.


Embracing Whole Life Learning  (2:02)

In this episode Spider discusses how ‘real word’ education can be very satisfying but requires an ongoing commitment.


Setting Health Goals  (2:01)

In this episode Spider explores how good physical health goals is just as important as setting any other kind of life goals.


Setting Relationship Goals  (2:04)

In this episode Spider explores the process of setting ‘relationship’ goals.


Setting Financial Goals  (2:14)

In this episode Spider how our desire for money is only one part of living a successful life.


Success and Wealth  (1:49)

In this episode Spider explores what success means beyond the idea of making money.


How To Find and Keep Happiness  (2:13)

In this episode Spider explores how some people seem to thrive on their own misery and offers ways to avoid unhappiness and strive toward happiness.


Thinking Negatively about Money  (2:14)

In this episode Spider explores how negative thinking about money can really get in the way of ever discovering a wealthy life.


The Value of Spending Time by Yourself  (2:05)

In this episode Spider discusses how 4 days sitting in the woods by himself changed his perspective on the importance of spending time alone.


Goals are Reached Through Many Small Steps  (2:08)

In this episode Spider explores how getting to a destination takes place in small increments with goals being out of site for the majority of any journey.


Getting What You Want From Life  (2:08)

In this episode Spider how daydreams can be the guide to getting what we most want out of life.


Worry Only When You Need To  (1:49)

In this episode Spider takes a look at change and how it can change our lives for the best.


Overcoming the Fear of Change  (1:53)

In this episode Spider takes a look at change and how it can change our lives for the best.


Today is King  (2:16)

In this episode Spider discusses how we view our children’s childhoods compared against our own.


A Survival Tale  (2:31)

In this episode Spider recalls a survival campaign trip he took in his youth and the amazing life lessons that resulted.


Checking the Fire in your Belly  (2:17)

In this episode Spider explores the need for any entrepreneur to first check for a fire in their own belly before taking on any business venture.


A Writer’s Journey  (2:08)

In this episode Spider recalls the hard journey of a young author facing very difficult odds.


Finding success in the journey  (1:56)

In this episode Spider explores the concept of ‘success’ and what it may mean for different people.


Look for Need, Then Provide Value  (1:56)

In this episode Spider shares a story about a carpenter who learns an important lesson about asking customers what they want most in order to find success.


Rediscovering Your Childhood Dreams (2:00)

In this episode Spider recalls how childhood dreams can be rediscovered if we’re willing to rethink what we really want to be when we grow up.

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