It is often said that mental toughness is just as, or even more important than physical toughness in the world of competitive sports. The difference between success and failure can oftentimes be attributed to mental toughness rather than raw talent. In my couple years of working with Shaun, I have learned to use my mind to my advantage instead of my disadvantage. Just by talking once or twice a week, I have been given insight on how to see, approach, and act upon the obstacles I face in my sport. Shaun and I have been able to connect personally, and I feel his teaching has not only bettered me in hockey, but in the challenges I face in life too.