Born On 3rd with host, Tim Kaelin
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. Regrettably, some people are born on 1st (or even in the dugout) and go through life feeling hopeless and forgotten.
In this episode, host Tim Kaelin talks about what Born On Third means to him, how the analogy goes beyond 3rd base and his story on which base he was born on and his journey to the base he's on today.
Episode Details (S1:E12, July 12, 2022)
Welcome back to another episode of Born on Third, today on the show I am joined by Lonnie Brewer to discuss his experience growing up on first base and parenting. Lonnie is an H.R. consultant, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant, and has his own podcast underway titled On Becoming Bulletproof.
Growing up with three sisters and a mother who continually worked at least two jobs, Lonnie felt the responsibility to be the man of the house, even at five years old. He shares the stark transition from living in a dangerous area with no racism to a safer white neighborhood with overt racism. Lonnie’s experience navigating different layers of poverty has shaped him into the resilient father he is today with wisdom that can only be taught through sharing his experience.
[00:00] Introduction to Lonnie Brewer
[02:33] What base were you born on?
[07:21] The unwritten rules of the wealthy
[12:04] Background growing up
[18:41] Moving to Springfield
[20:18] Broke vs poor
[21:26] How do you teach resilience?
[27:19] Role modeling
[30:00] What parts of childhood help you as a parent?
[34:17] The passive racist
[37:41] Meeting your father
[45:00] A purest at heart
[48:55] Lessons to pass on
[54:35] What base are you on now?
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