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Rita Cheng, CFP®, CRPC, CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth

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Marguerita M. Cheng, CFP® is the CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth, which provides corporations and institutions with portfolio construction, investment due diligence, and risk-management consulting services. The firm works with families, entrepreneurs, and executives to help them identify and achieve their financial goals. As a CFP Board Ambassador, she helps educate the public, policymakers, and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning.

A Financial Planning Association (FPA) National Board Member and member of the finance committee, Cheng served eight years on the Board of Directors of her alma mater, The Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland, where she collaborated to increase alumni engagement and developed asset management education programs. She is also the President of the Blue Ocean Economic Empowerment Fund.

Cheng says her greatest joy and passion is touching the lives of others so that they may achieve their “personal financial success.”

For more information, visit www.blueoceanglobalwealth.com.

Securities offered through Private Client Services, LLC. Member FINRA | SIPC. Advisory products and services offered through Blue Ocean Global Wealth, a registered investment advisor. Private Client Services, LLC and Blue Ocean Global Wealth are not affiliated entities.

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

– Carl Rogers

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
 A terrible thing: no one to blame.”

– Erica Jong

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

– T.S. Eliott

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

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

– Madam C.J. Walker

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

– Benjamin Franklin

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

– Winston Churchill

You must have chaos within you, to create a dancing star.”

– Frederic Nietzsche

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”

– Betty Smith

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

– Muhammad Yunus

A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not next week. But today.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari

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

– Robert Frost

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

– Basil King

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

– J.G. Holland, novelist

If you were independently wealthy and never had to work a day in your life, would you still choose to spend your time attempting to become a successful entrepreneur?”

– Steven Schussler

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

– Albert Einstein

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

– William James

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

– Bruce Lee

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

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

– Magical

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

– General Omar Bradley

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"

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

– Barack Obama

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

– Mae West

My job is my hobby. I come to work to play.”

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

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

– Mary Oliver

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”

– J. Kristnhamurti, The First and Last Freedom

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

– Buddha

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

– Louisa May Alcott

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

– Charles R. Swindoll

Never never never never give up.”

– Winston Churchill

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

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

– Voltaire

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

– Jalaluddin Rumi

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

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

– Napoleon

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda

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

– Edgar W. Howe

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

– Steven Schussler

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good—on your mirror.”

– Susan Jeffers

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– Dr. Ben Carson

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

– Virginia Woolf

Who cares if my glass is half empty or half full; I still have something to drink.”

– Optimism rules

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

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…”

– John Lennon