Joy Superpowers – Episode 8 – Optimism with Victor Perton, Nóirín Mosley and Jenny Boymal

Podcast Recap

In episode 8 of the Joy Superpowers podcast, I’m chatting with Victor Perton, Nóirín Mosley and Jenny Boymal about the Joy Superpower of optimism. Victor, Nóirín and Jenny are all developers of Project Optimism, a non-profit that’s focused on spreading optimism worldwide. Their first program ‘Habits of an Optimist’ was released in 2020 and is freely available as a fun, engaging and practical learning tool to help people feel more optimistic.

During the episode, we discuss topics such as:

– The relationship between optimism and realism

– How to learn to be an optimist

– How to remain optimistic with media pushing negativity daily

– Our guests’ favorite tips for developing optimism

To learn more about our conversation and to have some extra reading on the Joy Superpower of Optimism, check out our blog here. For more information about the work Victor, Nóirín and Jenny are doing, please visit and

About the podcast:

The Art and Science of Joy Podcast is all about inspiring people to live more joyfully, so if you’re seeking a bit more joy in your own life or seeking to bring some more joy to the lives of others then this podcast could well be for you! In our second podcast series, Joy Superpowers, we’ll be going through one superpower per week that you can use to live a more joy-filled life.

In each episode, I’ll be inviting an expert on a particular Joy Superpower to share their words of wisdom, as we take a look at the science behind the superpower, and explore how you can apply the superpower in your own life.

Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram at @theartandscienceofjoy as we continue to explore the Joy Superpowers and join the conversation. We’d love to hear your thoughts with the hashtag #joysuperpowers

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The Art and Science of Joy host

Andrew Cannon

Andrew has spent his career building a deep understanding of people’s values, attitudes and behaviors in order to help business people make better decisions. Over the last few years, Andrew has used this knowledge and his research skills to deep-dive into the art and science of joy.
Andrew’s journey in business has taught him many lessons about leadership; about the importance of purpose and people, as well as profits, and about the role joy can play in companies to elevate both personal and business success.