Humility First is the number one “Core Value” at Fairway Independent Mortgage. We have ten of them and live by them.

The 1st Core Value is “Humility First”. Humility First is the essence of Fairway Independent Mortgage. It has to be part of your DNA to be “on the team”.

Here is an a real-life example of how not to show humility. This person did not demonstrate Humility First.

We had an small party at our house for the Super Bowl.

When they showed the Atlanta owner leave his box and go to the sideline already celebrating at the end of the 3rd quarter, I told everyone, “that’s it – the Patriots are going to win this game.”

Of course everyone asked why do you say that? To which I replied, “See the coach already on the sideline, he’s violated Core Value #1 he’s not showing humility.”

One of the mom’s said, “Do you really believe that?” My reply, “Yes mam, God expects us to be humble, especially in victory – anytime you lack humility and get out in front of yourself, God has a way of putting you “in check”. I don’t know if she understood my hockey reference, though she clearly understood what I meant.

There was absolutely no doubt in my mind that the Patriots were going to come back and win the instant I saw that.

Atlanta was put “in check”, I wonder if the owner even realizes what happened.

Showing “Humility First” is important in both victory and defeat. It also keeps you from getting out ahead of yourself, keeps you grounded, and makes you a better person.

We are taught at Fairway to have Humility First in everything we do. It is our most important core value. Humility First is the fabric of who we are in business.

Humility First is all about being humble, hungry, and smart.

Cary Michael Cox