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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.

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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

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

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

– Alfred Adler

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

– Gandi

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what nurtures creative thinking.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

– Winston Churchill

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.
 Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

– Ella Fitzgerald

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

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

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

– Thomas Edison

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

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

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

– William Butler Yeats

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

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

You don’t go into a field that requires cracking people’s heads open or operating on something as delicate as the spinal cord unless you are comfortable with taking risks.”

– Dr. Ben Carson

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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

– Magical

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

– Edgar W. Howe

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

The only dream worth having is to live while you’re alive and die only when you’re dead.”

– Arundhati Roy

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

– Benjamin Franklin

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

– Albert Einstein

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

– Madam C.J. Walker

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

– Robert H. Schuller

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

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

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

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

– Barack Obama

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

– Charles Darwin

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

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

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

If you want to be busy, keep trying to be perfect. If you want to be happy, focus on making a difference.”

– Lisa Earle McLeod

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

– Ajahn Chah

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

– Winston Churchill

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

– Chinese Proverb

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

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

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

– Michelle Sedas

Speaking more than one language is no longer just an asset in today’s job market; it is a requirement.”

– Tom Adams, CEO, Rosetta Stone

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

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

– Leonard Cohen

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

– Muhammad Yunus

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

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

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

– Booker T. Washington

I was taught at a very young age that you can do whatever you want to, but you have to make it happen — not just talk about it.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.“


– Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries