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How the Secret Changed My Life

How the Secret changed my life

Real People. Real Stories. By: Rhonda Byrne

ISBN: 9781501138263,

Publisher: Atria

Publication Date: 10/4/2016

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: 4 Stars An awe-inspiring compilation of the most uplifting and powerful real-life stories from readers of the worldwide bestseller The Secret. Discover how everyday people completely transformed their lives by applying the teachings of The Secret. Since the very first publication of The Secret a decade ago, Rhonda Byrne’s bestselling book has brought forth an explosion of real people sharing real stories of how their real lives have miraculously changed for the better.

How The Secret Changed My Life presents a selection of the most heartwarming and moving stories in one inspirational volume. Each story provides an authentic, real-life illustration of the pathway that leads to success in every area of life: money, health, relationships, love, family, and career. The people in How The Secret Changed My Life show time and again that no one is excluded from living the life of their dreams.

My Review

A special thank you to Atria and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. From the author, Rhonda Byrne, who brought us the life-transforming book, The Secret, which changed our way of thinking over a decade ago, with a follow-up HOW THE SECRET CHANGED MY LIFE. Real People. Real Stories. We all recall the wisdom and teachings of The Secret from money, wealth, relationships, health, career, and the secrets to changing lives. The power held within each of us to make changes in all aspects of our life. The author follows with a collection of real stories from readers around the world who followed the principals of The Secret. Readers who used the principals to attract what they wanted. From remarkable changes in lives, relationships, finances, and health. Powerful messages which reiterate the power we all possess when using the principals--from different cultures and geographical areas. From all walks of life. Powerful! Transformations, uplifting and inspiring real life stories. Readers will want to quickly refer back to The Secret to re-read the original book, —to create the life you want and desire. A reminder of the simple things you can do to have an abundant life filled with everything you desire. "Change your mind and then your life will change." Whatever you are thinking about, you will attract in your life. You are attracting into your life the experiences and circumstances that are “like” the thoughts and images you hold in your mind. “There are two kinds of people: Those who say, “I will believe it when I see it.” And those who say, “To see it, I know I must believe it.” - The Secret Daily Teachings Your current thoughts are creating your future life, and so by changing your thoughts now, you can change your life. The creative process is made up of three simple steps: Ask, believe, receive. Ah, I so recall listening to The Secret audio version daily, back when it came out. I told everyone about this incredible book. Someone happened to keep my copy, and when reading these wonderful stories, was reminded to attain another copy, and re-read. Apply the principals. Very thought-provoking. For those who read The Secret, will enjoy reading the collection of fascinating and life-changing stories. The visuals, the addictions, the courage of those, to make critical changes. You do not have to depend on others to create your happiness. We control our own reactions and how we respond. We can control our future by what we attract through our thoughts and emotions, good and bad. Gratitude. Apply. It begins inside of us. I also enjoyed the Keys to Changing Your Life as a refresher. A reminder to radiate the feelings of happiness and joy, and transmit them into the Universe. It’s not what happens to you, but how you respond to what happens in your life!

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About the Author

Rhonda Byrne is the creator behind The Secret, a documentary film that swept the world in 2006, changing millions of lives and igniting a global movement. Later that year Rhonda’s book, The Secret, was published, which has been translated into over fifty languages and remains one of the longest-running bestsellers. Rhonda has written three more bestselling books: The Power in 2009, The Magic in 2010, and Hero in 2013. For more information, visit

Rhonda was born in Australia and began her career as a radio producer before moving into television production. In 2006 her work took a very different direction when she released The Secret film, viewed by millions across the planet. She followed with The Secret book, a worldwide best seller available in 50 languages with over 20 million copies in print.

Since its release in November 2006, The Secret book has remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 190 weeks and was named by USA Today as one of the top 20-bestselling books of the past 15 years. In January of 2007, Rhonda appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show with four teachers from The Secret film. In May of 2007, Rhonda Byrne was recognized as one of the world’s most influential people in TIME magazine’s “The TIME 100: The People Who Shape Our World”, and shortly afterwards appeared in Forbes’ “The Celebrity 100” list.

In 2010, Rhonda continued her work with the book The Power, the second book in The Secret Book Series, which immediately became another New York Times bestseller. The Power is now available in 43 languages. The third book in The Secret Book Series, The Magic, was released in 2012, and her latest book, Hero, the fourth in The Secret Book Series, was released in 2013. Also released in 2013 was The Secret Daily Teachings in a brand new hardcover book edition.

Visit Rhonda Byrne’s official author website to learn more about her current projects.






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