The Trouble With Being An Optimist

And suddenly September is over and we are coming closer to the end of the year, the days get shorter and wetter and colder here in the United Kingdom.

Luckily, every year we yacht designers from the north still have a chance of catching a bit of Mediterranean sunshine before the autumn starts, at the Monaco Yacht Show.

More importantly though, it’s a wonderful chance of meeting with people; with potential clients, with colleagues from the other side of the globe, with interesting suppliers and generally with new contacts that you’ll never know what they are good for. Essential networking! Of course there are also a lot of exciting boats to see, but usually you’ll end up being so busy that they become just a very fancy background..

Christian Leyk: ” I’m coming back from the show with a good feeling. I had a couple of very good conversations and met some interesting new people. I think it was a successful visit to Monaco. Of course I have to admit that being a hopeless optimist, I usually come home with a good feeling. Time will tell, and of course it also depends on doing a good follow-up! It’s easy to have a good time when you’re down there. You meet friends, you go from one party to the next. But it’s also about work, about the right word to the right person at the right time. We will see…”

Last but not least, the Monaco Yacht Show is very inspiring. You come home with new ideas and lots of inspiration. So there’s always a good reason to be optimistic!