Box of Crayons

Box of Crayons

September 10, 2007 11:00 ET

Box of Crayons: What the Heck is .75 of a Question Anyway?

Toronto-based company launches first online self-coaching video

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2007) - Can a five-minute movie really change the way you live your life, or give your career a boost? Find these answers with a Web-only video, The 5.75 Questions You've Been Avoiding.

Created by Toronto-based corporate trainer and consultant, Michael Bungay Stanier, the video, located at, has been described as a "Looney Tunes meets The Meaning of Life." In its limited release to date, the site has already had over 20,000 visits. The self-coaching presentation asks questions that open up possibilities, inspire viewers, and provoke change.

"We often get into these lovely, velvet ruts - they're smooth and comfortable and we slip into them with ease," Bungay Stanier explained. "Comfortable is just boredom with good PR."

"What if an Internet video could help people coach themselves on how to leave the stale, boring stuff behind? My aim with The 5.75 Questions You've Been Avoiding was to coax people into facing the questions we don't really want to think about. We put so much time into trying to plot out our lives and careers, yet we don't always reflect on the stuff that really matters."

Bungay Stanier outlines five key questions intended to get people to look at the habits they may have fallen into. As well, he identifies another question that people must ask -- three-quarters of a question, as it were -- in order to move into action. Bungay Stanier is an innovator in the field of self-coaching, a method in which individuals find and apply their own solutions to life's challenges.

In addition the video, Bungay Stanier, the 2006 Canadian Coach of the Year, also offers a free e-course inspired by the on-line movie. The e-course is designed to further assist people in exploring new avenues of thought.

And about that .75 of a question...well, you'll just have to watch it to see.

About Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier is a Rhodes Scholar and holds an M Phil from Oxford. Michael has held senior positions in the corporate, consultancy, and agency fields. Through his company, Box of Crayons, Michael works with clients around the world to help employees go from doing good work to great work. Michael was also the force behind last year's viral hit The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun (, the recipient of the Cool Site of the Year Award.

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