Summary of The 60-Second Commute

A Guide to Your 24/7 Home Office Life

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The 60-Second Commute book summary
Sure you can work at home — just decide what to do with the kids, the dog and the clutter. First hint: Take over a room.


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Erica Orloff and Kathy Levinson pair up to deliver a jam-packed, step-by-step, practical guide on how to "have it all." You can conduct a fulfilling career and have a personal life at the same time, if you work at home. Today, with the majority of America working from home in some capacity or another, this book is a must-have on almost every bookshelf. In their hysterically funny way, the authors bring to light any snare you can imagine (and some you’d never think of!) while starting a home business or venturing into the world of telecommuting. And if they make it sound just a little too breezy, you’ll find that out as you proceed. So whether you’re just toying with the idea of reducing your commute time to less than 60 seconds or your business has already taken over your home, recommends picking up this quick read and spending some time with two funny ladies who know first hand how to make a home-based business work.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to determine if you are ready to start a home-based business or a telecommuting arrangement
  • The tools you need to get started
  • Some techniques to help your home-based business succeed


Getting Your Life Back
Americans are famous for working longer hours than anyone else in the world, but the trend in America now is for workers to try to have richer personal lives while continuing to advance their careers. Is it possible? Yes, if you can work from home successfully.
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About the Authors

Erica Orloff has worked from home for ten years as a publishing consultant. An author, editor and writer, she is also a seasoned radio talk show guest. Kathy Levinson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, author and public speaker who balances working from home with running a household. She wrote First Aid for Tantrums and is a frequent television talk show guest.

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