What Bernie Madoff Couldn’t Steal From Me

Award-winning inspirational speaker Matt Weinstein was on vacation in Antarctica when he learned via satellite telephone that he had lost his entire life savings in the Bernie Madoff scandal. In this highly personal, interactive and entertaining program, Matt Weinstein recounts the inside story of the highly-secretive Madoff fund.

"But there is something else I discovered that is much more important," says Matt. "And that is how to survive life’s inevitable downturns with a sense of Basic Trust, so that you can land on your feet no matter what. Yes, I lost my life savings in the Bernie Madoff fraud, but there are life-saving survival secrets that Madoff could never steal from me.

"You don’t need to have been invested with Bernie Madoff to be feeling the pain of the financial meltdown right now. These are difficult economic times for everyone, but the good news is that it is possible to find joy, celebration and a sense of meaning – right here, right now."

As Epictetus, the Stoic philosopher, pointed out nearly 2,000 years ago, it isn’t what happens to you that changes your life – it’s how you react to it that counts…

Your message was exactly what our team needed. During each of the breakouts I facilitated at our National Meeting this past week, someone in the audience quoted you. You made the difference. Our people are still talking about your keynote message. Thank you!

– Darryl Barnes
Director, National Training Enterprise Car Sales