In each episode of the Daily Dose of OPTIMISM!, I want to share acts of goodness that will drive and will earn both human and financial prosperity, as we work our way out of this.
The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below.
Today’s “Daily Dose” comes from Publix Super Markets, the beloved chain in the Southeast of the United States. Now here’s what they’re doing, which I think is just so lovely. This is this notion of giving back to others that need more than you do.
Giving the “Sleeves Out of the Vest”
What they are doing is forgiving the rent for the small businesses that are tenants in their supermarket complexes. They own much of the land and many of the the small business spaces that are rented near where their supermarkets are. So they’re also forgiving the maintenance and the taxes for at least two months and possibly more.
Now, what this is going to do is help hundreds if not thousands, of small companies, small businesses stay afloat.
What’s interesting about this is that there are many businesses out there that can give—what my mom used to call “sleeves out of the vest”—offering something that doesn’t necessarily cost them something over the long term, but will work to raise the water level for everybody else.
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What Can You Give Back?
So think inside of your business inside of your own personal life. What can you give that is going to cost you less than those that you give back to? That’s it for today. Cheers to Publix and thanks everybody for listening. Please say please stay safe out there.
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