Call me a nerd or whatever…

but I read a LOT. Back in middle school I was quite the book worm, reading in the library at lunch. I got made fun of for being a nerd (I thought it was because I was smart, but now realize it was my introverted personality) and eventually stopped reading as much.

In high school I was sick of not getting a girlfriend because of my social status, so I kind of stopped reading and focused on other things that pushed me out of my comfort zone. This included joining the stomp team. Not only was I the only white kid on the team, but I was the youngest as well (this was freshman year).

I hadn’t really read since then until my boss Michael Colagrossi gave me a self help book on attitude after getting hired as a Mortgage Consultant. I was skeptical about the book but it was very readable and I ended up enjoying and learning a lot from it. It also helped increase my confidence and reignite my interest in books.

Since then (December 2010) I’ve read 6 sales books, 2 psychology books, and a compilation of interviews. I will post reviews of them soon. Those are in addition to the books I’ve read in school. I have come to enjoy reading again, and I kind of wish I hadn’t stopped in the first place. Knowledge IS Power.

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About Michael Le Clech

I'm an entrepreneur, DJ, mortgage consultant, and author living in one of the best cities in the United States--Seattle! I have a wide array of interests and plan on writing about whatever I see fit. I'm pretty laid back but I have an adventurous spirit and am very ambitious.
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2 Responses to Call me a nerd or whatever…

  1. Aarika Renaa says:

    I agree – I did the same thing in highschool – up until then I couldnt put them down,e very librarian knew who I was and was always ordering books for me, 10 YEARS later Im just foricng myself to make time and am whipping through them like crazy, I love it 🙂

    • In hindsight I’m glad I put reading on the back burner, because the other stuff I did really helped me come out of my shell. Now I’m really outgoing which I can’t say was the case back in middle school.

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