“Make love your fundamental value”

Over the past decade, Movement Mortgage’s growing team of 4,000 people have processed approximately one in 45 home purchases in the United States. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

During the same period, Movement used the profits to fund the opening of two Title 1 tuition-free schools serving the underserved and marginalized communities in which Movement operates. With the intention of opening 100 of these schools in the coming years, Casey Crawford and his team are pioneering a new kind of banking business, the origins of which can be traced back to a small classroom at Dematha Catholic High School. where Crawford spent two years in high school.

“I went to Dematha to play soccer, basketball and baseball,” Crawford said on Corporate Competitor Podcast. “But the lesson that stuck with me the longest came from a professor who taught philosophy there. One day he wrote on the board to love means to act in the long-term best interests of others. The phrase and the call have continued to shape my life ever since.

Crawford is a former professional football player who played three close seasons in the NFL. After winning the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003, he moved away from the game in search of a new, more deeply meaningful way to “love” the world around him.

He’s found inspiration in banking, of all places, and the story of how he and co-founder Toby Harris shaped their motivated juggernaut from the ashes of the 2008 financial crisis is one to watch. In the podcast, Crawford uses a quick wit and self-deprecation to recount the ups and downs of his sports and business career. And listeners are sure to pick up a fair share of inspiring nuggets, including:

• What it means to make “love” a core value of your business.

• Why a paycheck will never be enough to satisfy your best people.

• How to reconcile love and a competitive spirit in the market.

• How to maximize your value as a leader in your organization.

Hope you make 40 of the best minutes of your day and join us for a memorable corporate competitor podcast!

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