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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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There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.”

– Steve Jobs, Apple, Inc.

A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not next week. But today.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari

The follow-your-gut mentality of the entrepreneur has the potential to take you anywhere you want to go or run you right out of business.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leon Joseph Suenens

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

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

He who wants to tear down a house must be prepared to rebuild it.”

– African Proverb

You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.”

– Mae West

The awakening to the mystery of life is a revolutionary event; in it an old world is destroyed so that a new and better one may take its place.”

– J.J. Van Der Leeuw, The Conquest of Illusion

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.”

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good—on your mirror.”

– Susan Jeffers

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

If you were independently wealthy and never had to work a day in your life, would you still choose to spend your time attempting to become a successful entrepreneur?”

– Steven Schussler

Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.”

– Voltaire

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”

– Anna Pavlova

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

– Robert Frost

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

– General Omar Bradley

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
, you cannot tell it about other people.”

– Virginia Woolf

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

– Christopher Morley

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

– Francesca Reigle

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”

– Robert H. Schuller

I may not be able to change what takes place, but I can always choose to change my thinking.”

– Michelle Sedas

Are you willing to help other people succeed even when it’s not a requirement of your job to be of assistance?”

– Steven Schussler

Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.”

– Barack Obama

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

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

– James Madison

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

– John Quincy Adams

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

– Buddha

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

Entrepreneurs are willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.”

– Victor Kiam

A man without a smiling face
 should not open a shop.”

– Chinese Proverb

Whosoever knows how to fight well is not angry. Whosoever knows how to conquer enemies does not fight them.”

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Change is a math formula. Change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change.”

– Alan Webber, author, "Rules of Thumb"

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Seneca

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!”

– Madam C.J. Walker

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

They who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing.”

– Hindu Proverb

This is the age when magical technologies make more and more radically fun ideas plausible, even easy. You’re only limited by your creativity.”

– Martha Beck

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.”

– Carlos Castaneda

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

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

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching