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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.

For additional information about Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC, visit EBWFinancialNews.com, and EBWllc.com.

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If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

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

– Muhammad Yunus

It is to no purpose to turn away from the real nature of the affair because the honor of its elements excites repugnance.

– Carl von Clausewitz, On War

Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

Do not say, ‘why were the former days better than these,’ for it is not from wisdom that you ask this.”

– Ecclesiastes, 7:10

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

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

– T.S. Eliott

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

‎That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

Passion makes perfect.”

– Eugene Biro

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"

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

– Cecil B. DeMille

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.”

– Martha Beck, from "Leaving the Saints"

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

If people like you they’ll listen to you; if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”

– Zig Ziglar

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’”

– Brian Tracy

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.”

– The Dalai Lama

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

– William Butler Yeats

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

No longer talk at all about the kind of man a good man ought to be, but be such.”

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“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.

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

– Carl Rogers

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

– Chinese Proverb

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

– James Madison

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”

– Thomas Dunn

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

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

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

– Booker T. Washington

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

– African Proverb

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

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

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.”

– Joseph Addison

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”

– Audre Lorde

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

– Noela Evans

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

– Napoleon

Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation that indicate opportunities for success.”

– Peter F. Drucker

Entrepreneurs willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.”

– Victor Kiam

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

– General Omar Bradley

If you would create something,
 you must be something.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

– Leonard Cohen

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

– Winston Churchill

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