Why be ‘Brilliant’?
So what is Being Brilliant (BB) all about? Let’s start with what it isn’t! Being Brilliant isn’t about jazz hands or being manically happy and declaring ‘Ain’t life great!!’….That would just be annoying! (Who remembers Brilliant Kid..see YouTube!) Being Brilliant isn’t about asking you to make massive changes to you life (just small ones) and it’s not about complicated techniques (just simple steps). The principles underpinning BB are grounded in academic research and evidence based …but it isn’t about pouring over academic language or making sense of tricky conceptual frameworks!
Being Brilliant at UN is about applying the ideas of Andy Cope and Andy Whittaker (The Art of Being Brilliant) to our curriculum to enhance our lives and to have a positive impact on patient care. Being Brilliant is about small changes consistently applied that can have a big impact. Being Brilliant is about being the best version of yourself….not just on a good day, but every day! Being Brilliant is about making the right choices…the most valuable choice you can make is to have a positive attitude and we will explore how and why (..and the evidence that you will live longer!! How brilliant is that?)
Being Brilliant is about wanting to have a positive impact on people’s lives because that is why we are nurses.
The two Andy’s have introduced their ideas into big companies and corporations but have told us that they think there is nowhere more important for this than in working with patients …we agree.