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

– Thomas Edison

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

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– Joseph Campbell

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The best reason to start an organization is to create a product or service to make the world a better place.”

– Guy Kawasaki

The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”

– Tony Robbins

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

– Marcel Proust

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

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

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

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

– The Dalai Lama

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

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

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

– General Omar Bradley

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

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

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

– Barack Obama

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Christopher Robin to Pooh

My task is really not to change myself but to become familiar with who I am.”

– Maureen Cook

Destiny is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
 The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Croquette

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

– Winston Churchill

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

– Muhammad Yunus

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

– Albert Einstein

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

– William James

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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

– James Madison

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

– Leon Joseph Suenens

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

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

– Bruce Lee

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

– Eleanor Roosevelt

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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

– Magical

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

– Jimi Hendrix

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

– Victor Kiam

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

– Virginia Woolf

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

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

– Mae West

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

– Chinese Proverb

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

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

– Steven Schussler

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

– Arthur Rubinstein

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

– Charles Darwin

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
 If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

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

– Thomas Dunn

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

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

– Carl Rogers

Do you believe it is important to give back some portion of your wealth to support charitable causes?”

– Steven Schussler

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

– Corita Kent