Emily Guglielmo

Founder of Emily Alexandra Cosmetics

Emily Alexandra Guglielmo is an internationally recognized top model, professional mermaid and independent cosmetics brand Chief Executive Officer. Previously as a model she appeared on the covers of top glamour publications like Playboy, and even Playboy TV. Lately Emily Alexandra Guglielmo can be seen on infomercials and commercials nationwide. She’s easily booked thanks to her past acting work in movies like Spring Breakers and Magic Mike, as well as being locally famous in the Tampa Bay area as the face of MOR-TV for five years. As a professional mermaid you can read her story in the world’s top tabloid publications including The Mirror and The Sun. She is known as The American Mermaid and performs at 5-star hotels and extravagant events nationwide and beyond. Diving deeper into her philanthropic and charitable endeavors, the young celebrity has spearheaded charitable missions to Kenya, Africa, (and expects to expand) under her “Supporting Water” banner. The non-profit organization, founded by Guglielmo has already had a major impact in providing access to clean drinking water in some of the most vulnerable geographic territories across the world. Her mermaid-inspired cosmetic line is vegan, cruelty-free, and coral reef-safe, and donates a percentage of the profits to Supporting Water. As noted by Forbes magazine, her brand Emily Alexandra Cosmetics recently sponsored cosmetics for The Vegan Fashion Show in Toronto, Canada. It only goes to show her brand’s far reach as Emily and her brand are based in Kissimmee, Florida.

Where did the idea for Emily Alexandra Cosmetics come from?

Emily Alexandra Cosmetics sounds better and more flowing in then Emily Guglielmo Cosmetics. People are using their first and middle name lately ! It’s very trendy!

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

I wake up, work out, day trade, learn something new, do emails and phone calls, then I always have time where I can ponder and think I about the future and what new things I can work towards!

How do you bring ideas to life?

I first think about them, then write them down, then breakdown a plan with step by step directions on how I can get there. Then I start by putting goals and time lines on my calendar. It’s very effective.

What’s one trend that excites you?

I really like the lip liner that’s coming back out. I also love how people are reverting back to Al’ Natural! The plastic injections and additives to your body, is just not in anymore.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

I wake up at 5:30 am and work out first thing. I also always plan my week on Sunday to put everything on my calendar that I must get done. Priorities first – even though I’m not always perfect at it… lol … If it doesn’t get done, I move it to tomorrow.

What advice would you give your younger self?

To get more sleep, wake up early, don’t drink alcohol, and to watch what I listen to and watch on tv and social media. It’s amazing how much of what we as consumers intake and consume affects us tremendously.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

That Emilys are the BEST ! Lol …. I’m just messing 🙂

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

I pray and do manifestation sessions in complete solitude. It helps to re-ground me and structure my priorities and goals to materialize.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

Making sure I have funds to finance everything. Budgeting is something I am constantly working on and improving. I feel we as individuals will grow in all aspects of our life if we are organized and structured with finances and our routine and schedules.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

I failed severely by trying to get too big too quick. I had to pause, start over, re-brand, then make-do. Even though I had to start all over again- I was able to understand what I did wrong and correct it. Many times, people just quit at that moment. That’s the time when you should try again.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

Invent a technology that would allow you to have the device move objects for you and do mundane tasks for you – it would be the best invention yet!

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

The best $100 that I’ve spent recently professionally, and personally, is the membership for IM Academy… It’s an online school where you can take courses and learning how to Day Trade. It’s incredible! It teaches you everything you need to know inside and out, along with all different styles of day trading.

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?

I use my calendar on my phone connected to my email . That really is a life-saver.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is NOTHING by Lawrence Krauss ~
Something Rather than Nothing. I’m reading this book now and it’s fascinating. It really helps guide you to come up with more or an understanding where we came from and what all this means.

What is your favorite quote?

Life is now.

Key Learnings:

  • Make time for self-care
  • Planning is key
  • Consider your budget on an ongoing basis