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Bryan D. Beatty, Financial Planner, Egan, Berger & Weiner LLC

Bryan Beatty is a Certified Financial Planner® and partner at Egan, Berger & Weiner LLC, which is based in Northern Virginia. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, he is a principal of this independent financial services firm, which is experienced in all aspects of investment and retirement planning.

An active member of the Financial Planning Association’s Career Development and College Outreach Committees, Beatty is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a BS in Finance. He was the former president of the Finance, Banking and Investment Society, and he is an avid musician who plays guitar and writes music in his spare time, and occasionally plays area venues. Originally from Baltimore, Beatty has lived in Northern Virginia since 1992.

For more information about Beatty’s services, send him an email at bbeatty@ebwllc.com.

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In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”

– Corita Kent

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

To find what you seek in the road of life, leave no stone unturned.”

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

– Jesse Jackson

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make Me Feel Important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

– Mary Kay Ash

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”

– Buddha

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

– Christopher Morley

The dove descending breaks the air / With flame of inkandescent terror.”

– T.S. Eliott

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Magical

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”

– Anna Quindlen

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try going to sleep with a mosquito in your room.”

– A wisdomism

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. The greatest failure is to not try.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

The goal of Life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

– Joseph Cambell

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”

– Betty Smith

Destiny is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

– Robert Fritz

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

A people who mean to be their Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

– James Madison

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”

– John F. Kennedy

How do you stay resilient? It’s about momentum. Like riding a bicycle. If you stop you fall over. So I keep pedaling.”

– Diane Lane

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

We never know how high we are
 till we are called to rise;
 And then, if we are true to plan,
 Our statures touch the skies.”

– Emily Dickinson

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.”

– Henry David Thoreau

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

The gem cannot be polished without friction; nor man perfected without trials.”

– Chinese proverb

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”

– Tony Robbins

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin

Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”

– Basil King

The best hobbies are the ones that take us furthest from our primary occupation.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

Do you believe it is important to give back some portion of your wealth to support charitable causes?”

– Steven Schussler

‎Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing.”

– Maya Angelou

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

– Annie Dillard

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

– Bruce Lee

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

Don’t follow, lead. Don’t copy, create. Don’t start, finish. Don’t sit still, move. Don’t fit in, stand out. Don’t sit quietly, speak up. (Not all the time, sure, but more often.)”

– Seth Godin