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"At its simplest, optimism is an expectation that good things will happen and that things will work out in the end."

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Peter Anthony, Stave Angel and Victor Perton Men with Spirit

Optimism and Men with Spirit

 Victor Perton,  Chief Optimism Officer of  The Centre for Optimism will join Men with Spirit's Peter Anthony and Steve Angel on Radio Carrum  to talk about optimism, spirituality and life!  

"Men with Spirit is for men who want to feel more ... less from their head, and more from their heart."

Listen in Wednesday at noon - afterwards on podcasts.

Wednesday 22 March 2023
12 Noon AEST


Mathias Sundin

Mathias Sundin in Conversation in The Optimism Cafe

Please join this Conversation with the "angry optimist" Mathias Sundin, Editor-in-chief & CEO of Warp News. Warp News is an action and impact-based newsletter and community that tells stories and shares insights to give people "The Optimists Edge." Mathias began his career as a changemaker and Swedish Member of Parliament. In 2018, he choose not to run for reelection because he had a vision for a much bigger opportunity to have a more positive impact on the future. 

We'll be in conversation: We'll set the scene with questions including: What makes you optimistic? (Life Experience, Mindset, Faith?) What makes you feel optimistic? (experiences, emotions) You have called yourself an "angry optimist". What's an angry optimist and why are you angry?

Thursday 23 March 2023
9 AM SwedISH Time
7 PM Australian EST



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WorkShop: Optimism - The Why and How

Join us via Zoom: Led by Victor Perton and other Presenters from The Centre for Optimism, this workshop is designed to help you answer the question "What makes you Optimistic?" and to pick up some tips, tricks and habits to make you more infectiously optimistic. We will cover: What is Optimism? The Benefits of Optimism in Health, Relationships, Leadership, Strategy, Innovation and Resilience Tips and Tricks to Help you be More Infectiously Optimistic We'll leave laughing or singing or both.

Thursday 30 March 2023 7 Pm AEST
Optimists Breakfast at Hurricane Handsome

The Optimist's Breakfast in Port Melbourne

The best way to maintain your optimism and expand your horizons it to surround yourself with optimists!

We had a delicious breakfast in January to celebrate the Year of Joy and the Centre for Optimism's Week of Optimism and Joy. We danced and we sang. We laughed a lot!

February we talked AI and the future of life.

We agreed that a Saturday time was good and we'd like to get together again. We thought we'd gather again with optimism-coloured cocktails (Mimosa) and excellent Melbourne Coffee at Hurricane Handsome.

Saturday 1 April 2023 8 AM AEST
Port Melbourne
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"Imagine Your Best Possible Self" Gathering

Imagine Your Best Possible Self - we gather to imagine our future, write about it and share what we look forward to.

Wednesday 1 June 2023 8 PM AEST

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