Rhonda Byrne - Well, if you're interested in the Law of Attraction (LoA), then it's likely you've heard of her. This fantastic lady, born and raised in Australia, is best known for bringing the Law of Attraction to a wider audience.
Rhonda’s theories have taken the world by storm. In fact, in 2007 she was regarded as one of the most influential women in the world by Time Magazine, and that is an incredibly huge honor.
Her book of the same name has sold close to 19 million copies now and is available in 40 different languages… and the number of copies sold is increasing each and every day.
If you're into self-help and the Law of Attraction, then Rhonda is most likely going to be the first "go-to person" for you.
The Secret movie is mainly composed of a series of interviews. These interviews were designed to explain the Law of Attraction in the most simplistic way possible. It is, as it was meant to be, an introduction to this concept. But I think that this film is also an amazingly powerful visual experience, and that's why it's a pleasure to watch it (even many times over).
Upon release the movie attracted mainstream attention. Many celebrities jumped upon the movie, all claiming it to be one of the best things ever created. It ended up being so successful that Rhonda Byrne eventually went on to release her first book. (And many more books after that...)
The Secret book was released shortly after the movie in 2006.
It has attracted a great deal of interest around the world. This is in part down to the fact that Rhonda goes into a lot of depth on the Law of Attraction.
This was a concept that had previously been touched upon by many influential writers, but nobody went as far to describe the concept in depth as Rhonda did (at the time).
If you're not familiar with the Law of Attraction, I can tell you that it's a natural law, just like the Law of Gravity. This basically means that it's governed by nature, i.e. no matter where you live, you will adhere to this law. The basic idea is that positive thinking and feeling good about something will change your life for the better. So if you think negative thoughts, you attract negative things, people, and circumstances into your life.
Rhonda Byrne says that by changing the way you think (if your ruling thoughts are negative at the moment, of course), you should be able to attract wealth, health, happiness, your dream job/career, or anything else you desire. Her method for doing so are detailed in The Secret. But basically, Rhonda teaches you a simple 3-step process: ASK, BELIEVE and RECEIVE the things you want to come into your life.
Rhonda is all about helping people change their outlook on life. Her intention is to bring joy to billions.
Sure, some of the techniques that she has discussed over the years have come under a bit of criticism. What she leaves out from The Secret is the importance of taking action. Also, you may have some long-standing limiting beliefs in your subconscious mind that keep you from moving forward, and you don't necessarily even know about that... That being said, there is absolutely nobody out there who can deny the positive impact that she has had on this world.
I know for sure that the Law of Attraction works, it always does (whether you believe in it or not). But whether Rhonda's teachings only are enough for you or not, there is no denying that pushing people towards thinking positive thoughts and feeling good feelings is going to do the world a whole lot of good. For that, she has my respect.