8 Entrepreneurial Skills Your Kids Need to Succeed in Life and Work

Think back to what what you learned in school 10 (or 20) years ago. How much of it still directly applies to what you're doing now?

Most of the skills required for my present-day job weren't taught in school. They're either tactical skills I learned on my own or characteristics that I adapted from my parents' own approaches.

I wish I could say all the projects and courses I completed throughout my many years of school had a direct correlation to my current career path. The truth is, systematized education played only a small role in determining who I've become and what I'm doing today.

Most educators don’t teach the skills or emphasize the qualities needed to grow into an entrepreneurial role. As a parent, though, you have an opportunity to shape your child into a person who can face any challenge.

Here are eight skills you should teach your children to prepare them for the future they'll one day create for themselves.