Rhonda Byrne got the inspiration to write The Secret after reading The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles. She read it during a difficult time in her life and was deeply influenced; she conducted a thorough study of what modern thinkers had to say about how the universe is governed. In The Secret, she concludes that there is a natural Law of Attraction. The book claims that everybody and everything in the universe has a certain frequency. The law of attraction ensures that an individual automatically attracts events, situations and other people who come within the same frequency range.
In The Secret, Rhonda Byrne explains that understanding this Law of Attraction can help us improve our lives. She emphasizes the power of positive thinking. The power of positive thinking will automatically attract positive events, situations and people in our lives. Therefore people who feel that their life falling apart should modify their thoughts and think positive. Think that you are rich and you will become rich. Think you are happy and you will be happy.
The Secret has been translated into 44 languages and with more than 19 million copies sold worldwide; it was preceded by a low-budget documentary film with the same name that was released on DVD. The DVD sales soared and Rhonda Byrne became a well-known name after renowned TV host Oprah Winfrey recommended the book on her show. Buoyed by the success of the film, Rhonda Byrne released the book “The Secret” after eight months. It was followed by several books including The Power. The book was on The New York Times best seller list for 146 weeks.
About the Author
Rhonda Byrne started her career as a radio producer in Australia before moving on to television. Her television production company is known as Prime Time Productions and has won several industry awards. In 2004, she was in emotional turmoil after the death of her father and relationship problems. That is when she started work on The Secret.
Rhonda Byrne was listed as one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in the year 2007. She has also made it to the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.