From Mclain I'd say my greatest take away is to work smarter, not necessarily harder. Mclain is incredibly meticulous in his planning of his horses' programs and careers. We put a lot of thought into every exercise we jump at home and the management of the horses in general. Part of working smarter also means to always be working with, not against your horse.
From Nick my greatest takeaway was to keep fighting in the ring. Also, Nick has the most incredible hands on a horse that I've ever seen, his timing is impeccable! When I watch him I try to focus my attention solely on his hands at the fence.