Fun Times in Atlantic City

The sun was pouring through the open oceanfront balcony drapes of my suite at The Flagship Resort. Normally I’d pull the covers over my head cursing myself for not closing the blinds before heading to dreamland. But this morning, something compelled me to rise. I walked to the large windows overlooking the famed Boardwalk and stood captivated by the white-capped Atlantic waves in the inland waterway. I knew then there was something rejuvenating about this place. Atlantic City was more than I expected. From the moment the sun rose over the water, I knew this would be a memorable trip.

First stop – breakfast! I ventured out taking in the sights and sounds of the Jersey shore. There were many choices, but I chose the all-you-can-eat buffet at the Bombay Cafe in Taj Mahal. Exotic atmosphere and the allure of the nearby casino floor (already busy at 7:30 a.m.) piqued my interest. I spent the day “on the Boards” perusing the shops and combing the wide beaches for shells. Atlantic City is more than bright lights and non-stop excitement. With loads of information from, I headed to White House Sub on Arctic Ave for lunch, the upscale Pier Shops at Caesars, the aquarium, and finally the lighthouse. When darkness fell I went to Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern for dinner. I was delighted with the authentic Italian food and service. It’s a must for anyone seeking a little isolation.

After dinner I walked with anticipation back to the casinos. I decided to hit Bally’s Wild West first. After two hours of playing slots I decided to check out the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana. At night’s end I headed back to the Flagship and jotted a reminder to send the folks at a thank you for their helpful advice. I can’t wait to return; Atlantic City now tops my list of getaways!

Online Business Success: Lessons You Can Learn From the Atlantic Salmon?

I’ve always been fascinated by the Atlantic salmon’s inherent ability to swim upstream, and as I thought about the complexities involved in achieving online business success, I realized that there are lessons to be learned from the Atlantic Salmon.

What are some of these lessons you can take away and apply to yourself in your online business?

1. Fact: The Atlantic salmon spawns in fresh water but spends much of its life in the salty waters of the ocean.

Lesson: As business owners we have to be adaptable. You may start small and wade in shallow waters, but as you experience personal growth and growth in your business you may have to make decisions that will take you out of your comfort zone and plunge you into unknown waters that are as wide and deep as the ocean.

2. Fact: The salmon’s trip downstream towards the sea is long and arduous, but before going into the open sea it feeds greedily at the mouth of the river.

Lesson: Starting any business has its ups and downs and the road may not be smooth, but by feeding or educating yourself through books, online classes, webinars, having a responsive Mentor, and support system, you will be fortified to move on to bigger projects. Projects that may actually ‘frighten’ you; but with the knowledge and partnerships you’ve acquired in your business you can progress and experience online business success.

3. Fact: The salmon’s time at sea prepares it for the journey back upriver to spawn. The Atlantic salmon negotiates across the ocean to begin the grueling task of swimming upstream against the flow. When it comes to obstacles, like weirs and waterfalls, the salmon jumps over them during the day by aiming for the light above the obstacle.

Lesson: You cannot stop growing, personally or in your business. You have to allow each platform of growth to take you higher as you expand your business. Along the way there will be obstacles, but like the salmon, you have to see beyond them and overcome them so that you can arrive at your ultimate destination. You may not be able to fly over the obstacles like the Atlantic salmon, but you can use them as stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks to meet the goals you’ve set and experience online business success.

These are some of the lessons I’ve learned from the Atlantic salmon. Perhaps you can think of others. The bottom-line is that whether we are entrepreneurs working from home or small business owners with a brick and mortar store, we will be faced with challenges. Learning to swim “upstream” against the tide is what will keep our businesses going rather than folding.

What is Atlantic Broadband?

Have you ever heard of Atlantic Broadband? There are so many Internet services and yet there are people who have never heard of Atlantic broadband, and yet it is one of the most popular services available.

Have you ever felt frustrated at the number of services available and not been able to choose one compatible with your needs? Don’t feel alone. Take the time. Do research. You should not have any problem coming up with an Internet service that will suit you just fine. Each person is different with their unique desires. You will need to find an Internet service that will meet your budget as well as your tastes.

A question to ask of yourself is what do you intend to do with your Internet broadband. What can it and what should it do for you? Figuring out the type of service you need will determine just what it is you expect from your Internet use. A homemaker may use the Internet one way; a business person may use it to promote his business. A college student will use the Internet in furthering their education and there are some people who just want to be entertained.

Frustration should not be part of the equation when it comes to searching the different types of Internet services and the one you will eventually choose. You need to become an informed consumer and that is going to take patience. Don’t make it any harder on yourself than it really is. After all, you want to be able to choose the appropriate broadband service that will give you the most online services for the money.

Check into all the broadband services that are available. Atlantic broadband is just one of them. You did all your homework when it came to buying your computer. You figured out just what it is your computer will be used for. Now it is time to do your homework and search for the broadband service that will meet your daily needs. There are many pros and cons with each one of them. You will need to become familiar with them and base your decisions on them.

Because you put in time and effort in doing your homework, whether it be the Atlantic broadband service of your choice or another one, you will know that you have done all you could do to pick out the right one that will fit your needs and will accommodate your experience with the Internet.