Join date: May 4, 2021


Hello!! I'm Ellen Begaii. First I would like to thank you for coming to learn more about how Inspiration Attack came to be.

Just over a year ago, I had something crazy happen. I started a new job, I wasn't really happy with the job, but it would pay the bills. I felt like I was selling my soul working for an internationally large business. They were underpaying me, and I was calling in sick multiple times a week. I ended up going on medical leave.

Scared and convinced our family could not make it without me working 50 - 80 hours a week, I struggled to get out of bed.

Three months had gone by and I was not feeling any better. I had suffered burnout in a bad way. Along with this burnout, I was diagnosed with many new and scary health issues, the biggest being Fibromialgia and Hashimotos Thyroiditis. I was scared, in pain, depressed, rittled with anxiety, and even though my family was very supportive, I felt alone.

For three months, I stayed in bed other than to take care of my basic needs. I couldn't take it anymore.

One day after my second 6 week course on how to live after burnout, I kept telling my various Dr's I could teach these classes. I had been studying everything these therapists were teaching me for the past 10 years while working. I said it over and over again, "I could teach these damn classes, but I still can't get out of bed. What am I supposed to do?"

I received a call from a friend I hadn't seen in about 7 years asking if I could come visit. I said yes and went. I was telling my friend everything that was going on, and what I kept saying to my Dr's. I wanted to create a podcast. I had no idea how to even start, but I knew with everything in me, it was time. My friend started encouraging me and even gave me a microphone I could connect to my computer. We had a wonderful visit, and I headed home.

On the way home a perfect trifecta happened. My favorite and most motivational song came on the radio, "Won't back down" by Tom Petty. The time was 10:10 AM, and I felt like I was on top of the world!

I have had many anxiety attacks in my life, durring this moment, I felt like I was having a panic attack, but I was so over the top happy I was in tears. I said outloud, I'm having an Inspiration Attack and the name has stuck ever since. I started my pod cast and started researching how to start my own business. Life was heading in the right direction and I couldn't wait!!