What is the key to mastering a new skill?

There’s a lot of misleading information out there on how to master skills. Journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell is known for his writings on sociology and psychology, but most notably, the concept he popularised: that 10,000 hours is the key to mastery.

Promoted by College of Law 19 March 2024 SME Law
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120 hours of supervised driving before you get a licence, 1,500 hours to become a pilot - it begs the question - where do these arbitrary numbers come from? For lawyers, it’s hard to fathom how to find any additional time between casework, client meetings, court appearances, and your personal life.

However, mastering new skills is imperative in today’s environment. “In a fast-moving, competitive world, being able to learn new skills is one of the keys to success. It’s not enough to be smart — you need to always be getting smarter,” says Heidi Grant Halvorson, a motivational psychologist.

With College of Law CPD bundles, it takes a fraction of the time to turn mandatory training into mastery of your chosen field. Each bundle consists of four courses with 4-6 modules, each taking two hours to complete. All courses are on-demand and available anywhere, anytime so you can even become a master on your daily commute with interactive content, practical exercises, multiple choice quizzes and more.

“I will definitely do more of these interactive courses in the future. This has been my first one, and I am so impressed, I loved it. I love being able to go at my own pace and read and absorb the information. The quizzes are perfect- if you have read the text you can answer. The content is engaging with different forms of interaction. Love it.”

While gaining your CPD points each year is a requirement, you have the flexibility to also be the master of your own destiny by BYOB (Building Your Own Bundle) and choosing the courses that are right for you, your clients and your community, so that you can make a real impact.

Whether you’re wanting to support families navigate a distressing divorce, managing the sale of property after a tragic loss, or advocating for fair representation for minorities in the criminal justice system - every CPD point is a step towards helping real people. Even if you’ve never practiced in that area of law, our bundles equip established professionals and novices alike with the resources and exercises to pivot or dive deep. So whomever you are and wherever you’re at, all you need to do is ask, ‘where’s next?’ and our CPD bundles have you covered.

According to New York Times bestselling author, Robert Greene “all one needs to become a master is time and desire”. However, we know that time and desire is not the be-all and end-all: there is the small matter of costs. With our CPD bundles, you’ll save 40% on the individual courses just by using the code: BUNDLE40 at the checkout - making it more affordable to meet your requirements and take the opportunity to upskill in a range of practice areas.

At the College of Law, we understand your ‘where’s next’ and provide CPD options that empower you to learn what you want, when you want, and how you want. Be the master of your own destiny and prepare for a brighter tomorrow in your legal career.

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