Alex Cooper ON: Feeling Insecure? This Video Will CHANGE Everything! | Jay Shetty

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is an interview with Alex Cooper, a successful entrepreneur and host of the podcast "Call Her Daddy," discussing her views on mental health, personal empowerment, and breaking boundaries as a female podcaster.

The video is an interview between Jay Shetty and Alex Cooper, the creator, host, and executive producer of the successful podcast brand called "Call Her Daddy." They discuss Alex's success as an entrepreneur and her focus on mental health and personal empowerment. They also talk about the importance of embracing success and not downplaying it, as well as the value of learning from others who are thriving. The interview touches on Alex's recent trip to Italy and her love for the food and pasta. Overall, the video is about Alex's journey to success and her message of empowerment for women.

  • Alex Cooper uses her platform to empower women and break boundaries.
  • "Call Her Daddy" is one of the most listened to female podcasts in the world with millions of listeners per episode.
  • Alex Cooper shatters stigmas and stomps on misogyny while keeping mental health and personal empowerment at the forefront.
  • Jay Shetty admires Alex Cooper's work and feels a connection with her.
  • Alex Cooper talks about mental health, well-being, and habits, which drew Jay Shetty into her work.
  • Alex Cooper agrees that people should learn from others who are thriving.
  • Alex Cooper's favorite thing about Italy is the food, specifically the pasta.
  • Alex was severely bullied for her looks when she was younger and recently started therapy to work on her confidence.
  • Sharing personal stories can be a defense mechanism and a way to let others know what you are going through.

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Alex Cooper's Platform and Success

  • Alex Cooper uses her platform to empower women and break boundaries.
  • She is the creator, host, and executive producer of the podcast "Call Her Daddy."
  • "Call Her Daddy" is one of the most listened to female podcasts in the world with millions of listeners per episode.
  • Alex Cooper shatters stigmas and stomps on misogyny while keeping mental health and personal empowerment at the forefront.
  • She has a successful merchandise line and several exciting businesses and endeavors in the pipeline.
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Jay Shetty's Introduction and Connection with Alex Cooper

  • Jay Shetty admires Alex Cooper's work and feels a connection with her.
  • Alex Cooper is a successful entrepreneur and host of the podcast "Call Her Daddy."
  • She is multi-talented across the board, being authentic on camera, off camera, editing, and creating.
  • Alex Cooper talks about mental health, well-being, and habits, which drew Jay Shetty into her work.
  • The "Call Her Daddy" brand represents a new set of values and standards.
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Embracing Success and Learning from Others

  • Jay Shetty talks about embracing success and not feeling ashamed or jealous of others.
  • Alex Cooper agrees and says that people should learn from others who are thriving.
  • She is excited to sit across from Jay Shetty and geek out because she is a huge fan of his work.
  • Jay Shetty has a rule that whenever they bring on a new team member, they ask who they would love as a guest on "On Purpose."
  • Alex Cooper was already scheduled to be a guest because Helena, a podcast producer, suggested her.
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Alex Cooper's Favorite Thing About Italy

  • Alex Cooper's favorite thing about Italy is the food, specifically the pasta.
  • She has never been to Italy before, but she enjoyed the food while she was there.
  • Jay Shetty and his wife used to go to Italy every summer when they lived in London.
  • They were both born and raised in London.
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Alex Cooper's Trip to Italy

  • Alex went to Italy and visited the Amalfi Coast.
  • She loved trying the pasta and eating carbs.
  • She felt fortunate to be there and enjoyed the experience.
  • She planned to go back next year.
  • She was happy to finally go to a popular vacation spot and not have FOMO.
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Alex's Confidence Journey

  • Alex was severely bullied for her looks when she was younger.
  • She turned inward and never wanted her parents to know.
  • Her dad gave her a camera at seven years old, and she turned to creating content as an escape.
  • She felt safe and seen in soccer because it was all women.
  • She recently started therapy to work on her confidence.
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Alex's Warm Personality

  • Alex is warm and friendly in person.
  • She loves hugging people when they arrive at her home.
  • She is confident on her podcast and in her stories.
  • She grew up in front of the camera with her father.
  • She has always been confident, but it has evolved over time.
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Alex's Experience with Therapy

  • Alex has been going to therapy to work on her confidence.
  • She has mentioned it a few times on her podcast but doesn't talk about it a lot.
  • She was severely bullied for her looks when she was younger.
  • She turned to creating content and soccer as an escape.
  • She realized that her confidence journey is ongoing and evolving.
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Alex Cooper's Personal Story

  • Alex Cooper was bullied when she was younger.
  • She created the persona of "The Confident Call Her Daddy Girl" on her podcast.
  • She struggled to open up about her past because of fear of being dismissed or questioned.
  • She realized that the "ugly awkward acne girl" is who started Call Her Daddy.
  • She was an expert in editing by eighth grade and was obsessed with creating content.
  • She sometimes struggles to talk about her past because it is still raw and personal.
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The Complexity of Vulnerability

  • People want to put things in boxes and have a hard time understanding that someone can have different experiences.
  • It is hard for Alex to talk about her past because she doesn't want to be dismissed or questioned.
  • There is a complexity to vulnerability, and people's responses can be varied.
  • It is important to listen to someone's experience and recognize that we have a lot in common.
  • Conversations like this bring people together and help them connect.
  • It is scary to be open and vulnerable on the internet.
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Jay Shetty's Personal Story

  • Jay Shetty was also bullied when he was younger for being Indian and not being the coolest kid in school.
  • He turned to listening to Eminem and writing music as a way to cope.
  • He produced music and loves word and language.
  • He played soccer, which is his first love.
  • Podcasting is a way to connect with people and learn about them.
  • People want to discredit and call others out, which makes it scary to be open and vulnerable.
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The Importance of Sharing Personal Stories

  • Everyone has different parts to themselves, and it is important to share personal stories.
  • Bullying can make people feel alone and hate themselves.
  • Alex struggled with sharing her personal story because it is a different side of herself.
  • She shared her story with her mother when she was 21 years old.
  • Sharing personal stories can be a defense mechanism and a way to let others know what you are going through.
  • Looking back, Alex is grateful that she had her past experiences because they led her to where she is today.
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Childhood experiences and people-pleasing tendencies

  • Alex Cooper's father has been the most supportive person in her life with her career.
  • She had people-pleasing tendencies due to feeling left out in her childhood.
  • She tried to fix her skin and legs to look better and bigger.
  • She found a way to love herself through creating and journaling.
  • She realized that she was really alone when she was younger.
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Empathy and understanding

  • Alex Cooper has an empathetic side to her that comes from feeling so alone and isolated.
  • She loves connecting with people and learning about them.
  • Depression, anxiety, happiness, love, and joy are emotions that everyone can connect on.
  • She hopes that shows like hers bring back authenticity and understanding.
  • Looking past the surface level of someone is important to her.
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Success and relatability

  • Success and fame do not make someone's pain any less real.
  • Whether someone is rich or not, they still experience human pain.
  • People can relate to each other through shared experiences of pain and loss.
  • Alex Cooper's success comes from her relatability and authenticity.
  • She hopes to bring back a little bit of authentic nature through her show.
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Connecting with others

  • Connecting with others is important to Alex Cooper.
  • She believes that everyone can connect on at least one thing in the world.
  • She hopes to bring back authenticity and understanding through her show.
  • Looking past the surface level of someone is important to her.
  • She hopes to inspire others to connect with each other on a deeper level.
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Impact of Childhood Bullying

  • Reflects on how her younger self would view her now
  • Shares a story of a former bully trying to hit on her in college
  • Realizes that people only treated her differently because of her physical appearance
  • Encourages younger people to find themselves in their alone moments
  • Believes that peer approval may make the moment easier, but those people don't actually matter
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Importance of Finding an Outlet

  • Shares how creating content helped her through her darkest moments
  • Believes that finding an outlet can help people get through hard times
  • Encourages people to lean into their craft and turn their passion into their purpose
  • Believes that everyone has that one thing they love and can turn into a career
  • Feels fortunate to have found her outlet at a young age
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Struggles with Self-Esteem

  • Reflects on how her childhood impacted her self-esteem
  • Shares how she hated everything about herself and wanted to look like the women in magazines
  • Believes that her emphasis on her looks affected her
  • Shares that she is currently in therapy and working through her issues
  • Encourages people to find their own beauty and not compare themselves to others
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Reflection on Personal Growth

  • Shares how therapy has helped her gain clarity and coherence
  • Reflects on a moment from his childhood where he was bullied for liking a girl
  • Realizes that people's opinions of him don't matter
  • Encourages people to focus on their internal growth and not just external success
  • Believes that personal growth is a lifelong journey
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Experiences with Bullying

  • Alex shares her experiences with bullying in school.
  • She was considered the "ugliest fattest kid in school."
  • Her classmates made fun of her for being a goalkeeper and not being athletic.
  • She was bullied for her appearance and was not allowed to wear makeup in Catholic school.
  • A teacher publicly shamed her for wearing concealer to cover her acne.
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Impact on Personal Growth

  • Alex reflects on how her experiences with bullying shaped her identity and values.
  • She believes that going through pain and turning inward created a different level of strength and self-reliance.
  • She acknowledges that it made her who she is today and helped her understand her morals and values.
  • She emphasizes the importance of both asking for help externally and internally.
  • She believes that going inward can lead to a different kind of strength and self-awareness.
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Empathy and Self-Reliance

  • Alex describes herself as a very empathetic person, despite not always showing it on her show.
  • She believes that her experiences with bullying and turning inward created a different level of empathy and self-reliance.
  • She emphasizes the importance of both asking for help externally and internally.
  • She believes that going inward can lead to a different kind of strength and self-awareness.
  • She believes that her experiences with bullying helped her become more self-reliant and independent.
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Evolution of Identity and Awareness

  • Alex discusses the evolution of her identity and awareness.
  • She acknowledges that she did not know who she was when she was younger, but her experiences helped her understand her morals and values.
  • She believes that going through pain and turning inward created a different level of strength and self-reliance.
  • She emphasizes the importance of both asking for help externally and internally.
  • She believes that going inward can lead to a different kind of strength and self-awareness.
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Personal Evolution

  • Alex Cooper has struggled with her identity as she has transitioned through different stages of her life.
  • She went from being bullied in high school to being a spiritualist in college to becoming a monk.
  • She has given herself permission to accept that she is the same and different person all at the same time.
  • Life has changed for her, but there are parts of being a monk that are still a part of her.
  • She has struggled with the external labels that people put on her and has given herself permission to be confident and determined.
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Challenges of Being a Female Podcaster

  • Alex Cooper has struggled with being a confident woman in the industry.
  • She has to tiptoe on not being overly confident because women are expected to be quiet.
  • She wants to embody a confident and determined badass CEO running her life.
  • It is difficult when she walks into board meetings or meetings with men because she feels like the conversation would be different if a man was sitting there.
  • She has been compared to Joe Rogan, and it is frustrating because it is a de-qualifier.
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Misinterpretations of Alex Cooper

  • People have misinterpreted Alex Cooper as being aggressive or angry.
  • As a woman, she has to pretend she knows what she wants even if she doesn't.
  • She wants to use her platform to be the boldest she can be and help other women advocate for themselves.
  • She believes that women are not equal to men and don't have autonomy over their bodies.
  • She hopes that by being bold, she can help push the conversation forward.
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Challenging Stereotypes

  • Alex Cooper discusses how she has always had an opinion and is not afraid to speak her mind.
  • She talks about how people often perceive her as loud and how she challenges that stereotype.
  • Cooper mentions that she is currently working on therapy to help her deal with these issues.
  • She emphasizes the need for change and how important it is to speak up about important issues.
  • Cooper encourages more people to speak up and challenge stereotypes.
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Gender and Empowerment

  • Jay Shetty talks about how he grew up with a powerful mother who was the breadwinner in the family.
  • He empathizes with Cooper's struggles and talks about how sad it is that we are still dealing with gender issues.
  • Shetty discusses how he is often perceived as either mindful or driven, but not both.
  • He talks about how he tries to combine both aspects of his personality to create a more well-rounded version of himself.
  • Shetty emphasizes the need to encourage people to be both mindful and driven, and to break out of societal boxes.
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Personal Growth and Progression

  • Cooper talks about how it is normal and healthy to progress and try out different versions of oneself.
  • She discusses how she was once more insecure about her looks and how she tried out different personas in high school.
  • Cooper talks about how she was embarrassed to be in video production class, but how she learned a lot from her teacher.
  • She emphasizes the importance of learning and growing, even if it means going against societal norms.
  • Cooper encourages people to try new things and not be afraid to be different.
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Mental Health and Self-Care

  • Cooper mentions that she is currently working on therapy to help her deal with her insecurities.
  • She talks about how important it is to take care of oneself and prioritize mental health.
  • Cooper emphasizes the need to be kind to oneself and not be too hard on oneself.
  • She encourages people to seek help when they need it and not be afraid to ask for support.
  • Cooper talks about how therapy has helped her and how important it is to prioritize mental health.
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Embracing Different Parts of Ourselves

  • Alex Cooper was passionate about video production but felt embarrassed to pursue it because it didn't align with her image as a jock.
  • Many people try to hide certain parts of themselves to fit into a certain image.
  • Being multi-dimensional and embracing different parts of ourselves is important for our mental health.
  • We shouldn't be narrow-minded and should have different passions and interests.
  • Combining different parts of ourselves can lead to a more cohesive and fulfilling life.
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Breaking Societal Expectations

  • Society has made us feel like we can't be both mindful and determined, or pursue different passions.
  • We shouldn't veer away from a passion because it doesn't align with something else we're doing publicly.
  • It's okay to change our minds and embrace different parts of ourselves.
  • Being in a box doesn't work and can hinder our growth and happiness.
  • We should embrace all parts of ourselves and not just appease the people around us.
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Respect and Connection with Listeners

  • Alex Cooper's listeners feel like an extension of herself and they have a mutual understanding.
  • They have talked about deep and taboo topics, building a rapport and connection.
  • The respect between Alex and her listeners is mutual and beautiful.
  • However, there can be struggles in the beginning of a podcast when trying to break societal expectations and build a following.
  • Respect is important in recognizing and valuing each other's achievements and growth.
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Challenging Boundaries

  • Alex Cooper challenges boundaries as a female podcaster at Barstool Sports.
  • She talks about the nature of the content at the beginning of "Call Her Daddy."
  • She believes that women needed the provocative and in-your-face content at that time.
  • She talks about the feminist movement and how it continues to change and evolve.
  • She believes that as long as you believe in the quality of the sexes and respect women, you can be a feminist.
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Transitioning the Show

  • Alex Cooper talks about her struggle with being pigeonholed into the "sex and dating" category.
  • She talks about wanting to talk about other topics as well.
  • She believes that eventually, you have to graduate from high school and move on to college or algebra two.
  • She talks about how her audience was ready for something new, and she was ready for something new as well.
  • She talks about how she transitioned the show to talk about mental health and other topics.
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The Stigma Around Therapy

  • Alex Cooper talks about the stigma around therapy and how it's perceived as "what's wrong with you."
  • She talks about how mental health was the number one prerequisite in her household growing up.
  • She believes that talking about mental health is just as important as talking about sex.
  • She talks about how her audience was ready for deeper conversations about mental health and other topics.
  • She believes that embracing non-binary concepts is a part of mental health and sex.
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The Struggle of Respect

  • Alex Cooper talks about the struggle of respect when venturing out and straying from the "sex and dating" category.
  • She talks about how some people didn't like the show in the beginning and still see her as the "sex girl."
  • She believes that talking about sex in a deep conversation that has to do with mental health is important.
  • She talks about how people are trying to understand sexual identity and fluidity.
  • She believes that respecting people's choices and letting them do what they feel comfortable doing is a part of mental health and sex.
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Challenges of Staying True to Authentic Content

  • Alex Cooper has moved away from the initial focus of "Call Her Daddy" podcast
  • She finds it challenging to balance staying true to herself and the content while being cognizant of people's opinions
  • She has tried to block out the noise and not read as many comments
  • The new format of the show includes interviews with celebrity guests
  • Alex enjoys the challenge of relating to celebrities and humanizing them
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