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Sheldon Weiner, partner, Egan Berger & Weiner LLC

A founding partner of Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC, Sheldon Weiner, LUTCF, has more than three decades of experience in the financial industry. After graduating from the University of Maryland, and the Hartford Insurance Company School of Advanced Underwriting, he earned the LUTCF (Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow), and also served as president of Creative Financial Programs, Inc.

Weiner has 10+ years of experience as a teacher and lecturer for various educational institutions in the area, and is an active member of the Financial Planning Association.

For more information, and to contact Weiner, send him an email at sweiner@ebwllc.com or call 703-506-0030 ×106.

_Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Voya Financial Advisors, member
SIPC. Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC is not a subsidiary of nor controlled by Voya Financial Advisors._

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– Avenida Margarita

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

– President Calvin Coolidge

Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance.”

– Benjamin Franklin

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

– Charles Dickens

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

– Thomas Edison

If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained individuals quitting their day jobs.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

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

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

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

– Booker T. Washington

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

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

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

– Carlos Castaneda

I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

– Louisa May Alcott

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

– J.G. Holland, novelist

Don’t wait for someone else to lead you to your right life; that privilege—and responsibility—is yours alone.”

– Martha Beck

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

– Voltaire

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

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

– Leo Jozef Suenens

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

– Bruce Lee

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

– Charles Dickens

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

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

– Buddha

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

– Victor Kiam

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

– Andrew Carnegie

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"

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

– Mary Oliver

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

– African Proverb

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

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

– Virginia Woolf

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

– Robert Frost

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

– Barack Obama

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

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

– Henry David Thoreau

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.”

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

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.”

– Ray Bradbury

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

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

– Indira Ghandi

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

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

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

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

Ripeness is all.”

– William Shakespeare

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

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

– Hindu Proverb

Almost anyone can start a community, but it takes real talent and commitment to get people to show up and keep coming back.”

– Andy Sernovitz

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

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus