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Why this 26-year-old self-made millionaire says you shouldn’t waste time on self-improvement

By | Catherine Clifford |

Don’t spend any time or effort trying to improve what you’re bad at. It’s a waste of your time. Instead, focus all of your time and energy working to maximize what you are already good at.

That’s advice from Brian Wong, who at 19 launched his own mobile advertising company, Kiip, which works with mega companies including McDonald’s and Coca Cola and is on track to do $20 million this year.

“It does seem initially contradictory to try not to fix your weaknesses or improve on them — or at least make yourself more well rounded,” Wong tells CNBC. “But I truly believe that when we grow up, at some point in our adulthood, there is a point where there’s only so much better you can improve your weaknesses or whatever you don’t think you’re that good,” he says.

You will get a much better return on investment by improving something at which you are already strong, Wong believes.

“There are things that you just are super good at that are so natural to you that you become world class, right?

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