To be an effective leader, we have little choice in this.
I can't give you a guide for every unique step, but understanding THE CONCEPT of incremental progress is a must.
George Raveling stated, something along the lines of, "Not only is it OK to be mentored-from-afar, but it's something we should all be doing."
It's a blueprint to follow, but not a set of commandments. If we feel like we're eternally damned for not following routine (which is common), then no routine is going to work in our favor anyway. It has to be firm enough, but also adaptable and flexible, because our lives demand that. Too rigid, and a routine can be harmful.
Here are the 5 quotes that hung on handmade posters all over my bedroom for years, and are still hanging in my garage now, on the plywood wall between my stand-up work table and my pull-up bar. They may mean very little to you. They may change your life. If even one person experiences the latter, this post was worth it. I hope it sparks the fire in you. What are your daily inspirations?