In the span of 20 minutes, I organized three boys and turned them in the a multi-hundred dollar business enterprise. I grew up in New Jersey. When it's snowed, I couldn't get outside fast enough to walk around the neighborhood to make money. At the tender age of 13, I could easily make $150 in cash.
These kids now and days, lack that entrepreneurial spirit aka the internal hustle. This morning, I was out back helping one of my older neighbors dig out his car, when I saw these three kids walking around looking lost. I asked them why they weren't getting their hustle on. They started giving me excuses. After talking when them, I helped them develop their pricing structure and strategy for getting business. I loaned them a shovel and helped them get started with their first clients.
While I was outside supervising their work, other people in the community asked them if they would dig out their cars. I could have easily complained about why these kids are just standing around playing. However, I motivated them into a mini-business. The one thing it let me know is these young boys are really good kids, who need some guidance and an outlet to keep them occupied.