Typical new years resolutions Anyone remember this wake up call story? I almost died. Typical new years resolutions: Lose weight, quit smoking, start exercising. Where does transformation enter into our equation? And who or what helps us transform? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.