09 Feb 056. Augie Tulba On Learning Through Loss, Working Hard, and Believing in Yourself
This episode features the iconic Augie T., the successful stand-up comedian, relating to people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life in Hawaii and beyond. Augie shares his backstory filled with unique experiences as well as obstacles that he has had to overcome since childhood. Everything has collectively impacted his life, shaped his values, and made him a stronger person. He shares his inspiring story about how Mrs. Murakami believed in him and helped him to win his first speech contest in intermediate school. Not only did he win, but he learned invaluable lessons of hard work, dedication, and overcoming adversity that he carried with him through his comedic career.
Augie also grew up as an amateur boxer, and eventually became a professional boxer. He shares the parallels of boxing and navigating through life. His work ethic, competitiveness, and drive to succeed has helped him both inside and out of the ring. Listen in to his motivating stories from his boxing career and some of his best memories of winning by knock out at the Blaisdell, traveling to places he dreamed of, and even meeting the legendary Mike Tyson.
Most recently, Augie has worked extremely hard and was elected to the Honolulu City Council representing District 9. Listen in to his inspiring story of hope, hard work, and finding a way to do what he believes is best for the community. Augie truly has a passion for doing his absolute best to create a better future for everyone in his community. He advocates that we all need to pitch in to help each other, listen to one another, and work together to create positive change. He sums it up best by sharing his favorite quote: “The best exercise for the heart is lifting one another up.” Listen in to Augie’s inspiring journey and enjoy the episode!