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

– A wisdomism

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

– Charles Dickens

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

– Bruce Lee

By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

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

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

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

– Francesca Reigle

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

– Jalaluddin Rumi

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

– Marcel Proust

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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

– Booker T. Washington

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. 
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

– Mary Jean Irion

There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

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

– Carl Rogers

It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.”

– Aristotle

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

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”

– President Calvin Coolidge

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

– Basil King

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

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

– Thomas Dunn

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

– Edgar W. Howe

I have spent a good part of my life convincing people that a blank sheet of paper is the greatest opportunity in the world, and not frightening at all.”

– Marty Skler, executive vp, Walt Disney Imagineering

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

– J.K. Rowling

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Seneca

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

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

You’ve got to be willing to crash and burn. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far.”

– Steve Jobs

I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

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

– Anna Pavlova

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

– Alfred Adler

As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

– Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.”

– Gandi

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.”

– J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

– T.S. Eliott

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

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

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

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

– Robert Frost

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

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

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are not meant to resolve all contradictions, but to live with them and rise above them.”

– William Blake

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

– Corita Kent

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

– Christopher Morley

Letting go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis—small or large—like a beach ball on water.”

– Martha Beck

Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

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

– Andrew Carnegie

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

– Eleanor Roosevelt