Get a confident body image for your personal brand

Get a confident body image for your personal brand

Want a luxe personal brand matched with lifestyle? It all starts with you. This week I want to share with you one of my yummy receipts and sexy workouts to help you get a confident body image for your brand. Enjoy ;)

Live on Brand! 

Lots of love,

Elva 

The Magic Practice - Gratitude

The Magic Practice - Gratitude

Here are the 100 things I am grateful for:

  1. My healthy vibrant body
  2. My beautiful smile
  3. Beautiful sunshine
  4. Beautiful pink and white roses
  5. My elegant De Monaco vase and candle 
  6. Heart rose quartz beside my bed
  7. Delicious organic cherries on my beautiful plate
  8. The smell of rose-scented soy candle
  9. Miss Dior on my dresses
  10. Gorgeous little black dresses in my wardrobe.
  11. My luxury apartment in Balwyn
  12. My parents are healthy and happy
  13. My hometown Shanghai with all my childhood memories 
  14. The world class education I received in the University of Melbourne
  15. The amazing women entrepreneurs I have connected with through Academy: Nancy, Brigitte, Emma, Louise, Vickie...
  16. The love and support from Hilda and her family
  17. The friendship and advice from Brian
  18. The love from Hallie
  19. My elegant ballet shoes
  20. Ballet beautiful workout and my sexy fit body
  21. Gorgeous organic fresh vegetables in Apple and Sage beside my apartment
  22. Megan Hess’s stylish stunning cushions and books
  23. Mentoring from Tara
  24. Beautiful connection with the ladies in Beautiful Business Mastermind
  25. My gorgeous bed and linen 
  26. The book I am reading now “Beautiful Money”, “The Universe has your back”
  27. My mum’s hug
  28. Beautiful brunch at White Mojo
  29. Blue sky and beautiful air on my head in Melbourne
  30. French lessons I am taking and love the beautiful pronunciation
  31. My gorgeous Dior wallet
  32. My own perfume “ELVA” made in La Jolla
  33. My beautiful black eyes with long strong lashes
  34. The roof top garden with beautiful view
  35. The money I have had in my life to support my growth
  36. The workshop I did and the connection with my audience
  37. The beautiful Olsen Hotel Gallery Room and nice staff to facility my events
  38. Facebook ad that allow my message to reach my dream clients
  39. My courageous decision to move to Melbourne
  40. The dresses designed by myself at first time
  41. The coaching I did and the great feedback from my clients
  42. The luxe website I created
  43. The eye for luxury and elegance
  44. My passion for beauty and design
  45. Love for my body and connection with myself
  46. The beautiful furnitures and decoction at my place
  47. The inspiration quote on my desk
  48. The numeric latte with raw almond milk I had this morning 
  49. The organic raw vegan chocolate in my mouth
  50. The video call I had with my mum and dad
  51. Paris …
  52. My dream and desires that make me excited about each day
  53. The great news coming to me today
  54. The possibilities every day 
  55. Dior red lipstick
  56. My crystal bracket lace 
  57. The money I received from my clients and the value I deliver to them
  58. My sexy lingerie 
  59. Do nothing and just being
  60. Movie “Ballerina”
  61. Yin Yoga practice 
  62. My beautiful active wear
  63. Walking in the nature and surrender to the beauty
  64. Kisses and hugs 
  65. Sunday afternoon me time with my favourite book, music and tea
  66. The time I had with my parents in Shanghai
  67. The organic healthy delicious meals prepared
  68. The birds sitting on my balcony
  69. All the lessons I learnt through my entrepreneurial journey
  70. The beautiful relationship I now have with my money 
  71. My beautiful healthy black hair
  72. My MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone helping me doing my beautiful business
  73. The two USA trips I had last year
  74. The beautiful gift from Jade sitting beside my bed
  75. Balwyn cinema, French movies, nice cinema staffs
  76. Chocolate ice cream and indulgence
  77. Light feeling in my body and belly
  78. Spaces in my living room
  79. The skilful construction workers who built my property
  80. My kind and generous neighbours  
  81. Beautiful softwares I am using: InfustionSoft, Acuity, Leadpages, eWay, Webniarjam, Hootsuite, etc
  82. The beautiful photo shoot experiences I had 
  83. Meditation time
  84. Romantic Date nights
  85. Wonderful time at personal development seminars and events
  86. Luxury retreat experience
  87. Beautiful weather today
  88. The money in my bank account 
  89. Uber driver and great service
  90. Nice friendly staff at the cafe downstairs
  91. Lovely book shops at Toorak
  92. My strong healthy nails
  93. My white healthy teeth and the sensational taste I can experience with my every meal
  94. Hot bath with essential oil and rose petals
  95. Ballet music in the background
  96. Fresh taste of coconut water from a young coconut
  97. Mum’s cooking 
  98. My necklace with my initials
  99. The time I have ding the things I love
  100. I am alive today and live my life fully

Now it's your turn. Share below what the things you are grateful for.

From my heart to yours,

Elva xx

Letting Go & Creating Beautiful Spaces for Abundance

Letting Go & Creating Beautiful Spaces for Abundance

Happy New Year! We just celebrated the Lunar New Year and this Monday we're officially back in the office.

My intention for this year is to give you, my beloved elegant living community, the inspirations, tips and strategies to embody the women who you truly are, to bring beauty and luxury to the world in your unique own way, and to manifest and live your desires with ease and elegance.

You know you know, you know you are worthy, you are beautiful, you deserve your wildest dreams. What if you shine? What if you embody your most confident elegant self? Celebrate your beauty and live luxuriously now.

In this week's video, I talk about letting go and creating gorgeous space for your dreams. Is there something you are afraid to admit? What are you hiding? What are the guilt and shames that weighing you down? Until you step into that authenticity, no matter how many personal development or business coaching you did, your dreams don’t manifest. Watch the video below now.

Hope you enjoy the video as much as I created it for you!

From my heart to yours,

Elva xx

Indulge & Be Slim

Indulge & Be Slim

Unlocking your luxe brand is an inner job. The first step is to embody the woman who represents your luxury brand.

I used to struggle with my body image and food. Until I start to embody the woman I desire to be and live a slim lifestyle, I start to lose the weight and become the confident woman of my luxe brand. 

The woman who loves her body and enjoy her relationship with her food.

The woman who knows who she is and what she wants, who steps up to the centre stage of her life and shows up in the world in her own unique style.

The woman who lives artfully and passionately and enjoys the pleasure and luxury of her elegant life while taking the right action towards her dreams.

The woman who embodies style, elegance and beauty in everything she does, who creates a life she truly adores and becomes her most confident, elegant and radiant self.

Then and only then will you see your brand and business blossom.

Check out the sweet slim video I made for you and enjoy your indulgence ;)

Want to learn how to get confident in your body, style and personal brand? Check out the Slim Secret here.

With lots of love,

Elva xx

5 Keys to Create Your Luxe Personal Brand and Stand Out

5 Keys to Create Your Luxe Personal Brand and Stand Out

You are reading this because you're not like those other "good girls" who'll keep their heads, playing by the corporate rules. Not anymore.

You're different. You prefer style over spreadsheets. Couture over corporate suits. Dior over deadlines. You're a luxury brand and business in the making. It's your time to become the superstar of your business and the woman who has it all.

As a luxe branding expert for aspiring women entrepreneurs, here are my top 5 keys to help you build your luxe brand and stand out from the crowd:

1. Cultivate Your Luxe Mindset

Your luxury brand starts with having an abundance mindset towards money, wealth and luxury.

If you want to create a stylish and luxe outer world in your brand, you must begin to cultivate your inner world with abundance thoughts that are aligned with your brand. Every thought in your mind is a creation. Your beliefs shape your brand, your business and your life.

Your luxe mindset will help you unlock your abundance potential and help you create your luxury future. My life shifted when I started working with my mentor on my mindset, who helped me understand that it is possible for me to lead a fulfilling life doing what I love and have financial abundance and freedom. I manifested my desires in my life and become more confident and comfortable in myself and my brand. Cultivating the mindset is the first thing to build your luxe brand, because without that, you can never have a luxury brand from inside out.

Your luxe mindset begins with a decision. Make a decision to change. That's it. Every great transformation starts with a decision to change.

Say it out loud: Today I am making a decision to change. I choose to think in grateful, abundant, loving ways when it comes to my money, my wealth, my brand. Because it is an act of love towards myself. And when I am more loving toward myself and my brand, I am able to add more value to the world.

What's your decision today, gorgeous?

Do you have a luxe mindset that in line with your luxe brand? Do you have a money block? Book a complimentary Brand Assessment & Styling Session here and let’s find out.

Let your luxe thoughts bloom and change the ones that don't in line with your luxe brand.

2. Discover Your Brand Essence

An emotional connection to the customer distancing a luxe brand from mass market brands. Your high-end clients don't buy what you do. They buy why you do it. Your vision, desired feelings and core values are the essence of your luxe brand.

What is your vision? What do you desire to feel? What are your core values?

When I asked these question, many women will tell me "Elva, I don't know." But the truth is they DO know deep down inside, but they just afraid to express it and the truth of who they are. Your brand will fold itself to you as you allow yourself to feel better and better about the truth of who you are.

I have created a brand value list to help new coaches identify their core brand values. 

 
 

You choose how you want to show up in the world in a way that is authentically you. Your brand values should be in line with who you are and your desired feelings.

My desired feelings are Freedom, Adore, Chic, Ease, Joy. They are my internal brand guide and I check with them before I make any decisions in my business and life.

Once you identify your desired feelings, anchor them by writing on your mirror, putting them in your wallet, using as computer password, setting iPhone reminders or you can create a picture board for your desired feelings!

So beautiful, who do you want to be? What do you want to feel?

Not sure about your brand essence? Want to get clarity? Book a complimentary Brand Assessment & Styling Session here and let’s talk.

3. Your Brand Muse

A luxe brand won't try to market to everyone because it dilutes its message. Luxury brands are exclusive. The clients of luxe brands long to differentiate themselves and they want feel special, unique, accomplished, and even rewarded for their success.

Who is your brand Muse?

WHO your target market is is much more important than the WHAT you are offering. Think about your WHO before the what you will offer. Your services are not for everybody.

What is her pain?

You need to understand what subconscious desires she has and what pain she has. Because we make purchasing decisions with our emotions and then justify them with our logic!

I use Maslow's hierarchy of needs to help my clients better understand the needs of their dream clients. Because luxe brands don't market to the lowest level of need such as physiological or safety needs. They market to people who are at the level of self-actualization. High end clients are usually at the higher levels of esteem and self- actualization.

How can your services solve her pain?

When you direct your product to the subconscious desires of your high end client, you will start to attract them. Remember your dream client is not buying a "product" she is buying a "transformation".

I encourage you to create a mood board for your dream client. What does she look like? What is her lifestyle? What does her attract to?

Here is my mood board for my "Miss Elegance":

 
 

She is a chic elegant corporate lady who want to become the superstar of her brand and a business filled with soul stirring beauty.

She is a "good girl" with Asian background and immigrated to a Western world.

She adores Dior and dreams of Paris.

Brand Vibe: elegance, beauty, luxury, pink rose, couture, LBD

Brand Archetypes: Miss Dior + Dreamer & Doer

J'adore your Brand Muse! If you don't know who your brand muse is or not sure how to communicate with your ideal clients, book a complimentary Brand Assessment & Styling Session here and I would love to help.

4. Your Brand Visuals

Branding is not merely images, colors and fonts, but that is a big part of it. Visuals have huge impact on our emotions and it directly determines the connection your clients have with your brand.

A Brand Mood Board sets the mood for your brand and help you get a better sense of the direction you want to go in when it comes to your brand's design and provide a constant source of motivation as you navigate your journey to where you want to be.

Here is how:

1)      List the top 3 luxe brands you resonate with visually and why. What's your favourite handbag brand, shoe brand and clothing label?

2)     Create a Pinterest Board for your brand inspiration. Then look at what overall style aesthetic shows over and over again in your Pinterest board images? What are the main 2 colour in your board? What types of photos you choose most?

3)     Choose the main colors and fonts you will be using in your branding.

4)     Choose the creative visuals represent you and your brand values.

5)     Create your mood board where you take all of your creative visual standards and put them into one place!

Here's an example of my own mood board:

 
 

I want you to take your time to really think about it so you don't choose something now and change it completely in a few months.

Remember choosing your colors, fonts, aesthetic and style needs to be an intuitive process. Let your decisions be guided by who you truly are and what you are inspired by. This is the secret to create the brand visuals that your dream client will fall in love with.

Do you want me to personally create a mood board for you? Book a complimentary Brand Assessment & Styling Session here and let’s talk.

 5. Live On Brand

 Wanna know the secret to live on brand? J'adore your life NOW!

If you brand value is beauty, don't wait till you have dream body;

If your brand value is abundant, don't wait till you are a millionaire;

If your brand value is loving, don't wait till you meet your Prince Charming...

If you want to live on brand, stop waiting for the perfect timing / body / people to come, start to create that feeling now!

Ask yourself:

1) What do I desire?

2) Why you desire it? How would you feel if you have it?

3) How can you create that feeling now into your life?

For example, I desire to go to Paris. I adore Dior couture. Because I love the feeling of elegance, chic, feminine. So I put on my favourite Miss Dior perfume every morning. I buy myself a bunch of fresh rose every week. I indulge myself with beautiful French manicure...These little things that I incorporate in my daily life make me feel elegant, feminine and chic. And they permeate my life and my brand. That is living on brand all about. And when you do that, you attract your desires into your life. That is how I manifested a life filled with elegance, abundance and of course, Dior ;)

 
 

I believe building your personal brand involves cultivating an authentic confident inner world as well as a beautiful and elegant outer world, because you cannot live on brand by doing one without the other.

I have created the Luxe Brand Workbook to help you implement all those 5 keys to create a personal brand that you are proud of and attracts your ideal clients. You can download your free copy of the Luxe Brand Workbook here.

You have that all inside out of you. Shine bright!

From my heart to yours,

 

 

 

The Reason You're Feeling Like a Fraud in Your Business

The Reason You're Feeling Like a Fraud in Your Business

One of the biggest fears new women entrepreneurs face is feeling like they’re a complete and utter fraud. There’s that fear that one day soon someone’s going to call them out on being a fraud and their whole business is going to come crashing down. And then they’re going to tell themselves ‘I told you so’ because deep down they never thought they were good enough to be their own brand. 

I know because I used to think and feel exactly that when I started my first coaching business. Back then I was a health coach who specialized in helping women eat clean and quit their addiction to the white stuff – sugar.  The thing was, while I was coaching them, I was simultaneously thinking about my afternoon tea and the beautiful dark chocolate I was going to enjoy. You see, I love fine dining in fancy restaurants; and I adore quality dark chocolate.

So whenever I allowed myself to indulge in a beautiful restaurant dinner, or eat organic dark chocolate, I would feel like a fraud.

I wasn’t practicing what I preached. And I was afraid others would find out, putting an end to my business dreams.

I wasn’t going to give up my love of the finest foods and quality ingredients no matter how much sugar they contained and it was then I realized I felt like a fraud because I was not living on brand. My message was not in alignment with who I truly was.

So if you’ve been reading this and slowly realizing you’ve been doing exactly the same thing as I have, then I can guarantee this is the exact reason why you aren’t getting traction in your business.

So how did I turn this fraud around to becoming a confidence and glowing brand? 

I went all in to LIVE my brand.

Here’s the 5 steps to help you do just that.

1. Embrace your true desires.

What do you truly desire?

When I asked myself what I really wanted, my answer was loud + clear:

To enjoy the finest things in life. I love indulging in a piece of chocolate every day. I adore the stunning Dior couture. I desire to take my parents to travel around the world in first class…

Your desires don’t need to make you martyr where you’re of service to the whole entire world. You don’t need to justify your desires. If you desire a beautifully hand-crafted Lady Dior bag (just like I do), that’s perfectly perfect. I’m cheering you on. There’s nothing wrong with your desires.

But so many of us do not dare to own our desires.  We’re afraid what others would say. We are afraid of being judged. We are afraid of being rejected for our desires. But dear, you know what? if you’re not owning your desires, you’re rejecting YOURSELF!

So what are your deepest desires?

2. Make your desires your brand

Embrace your desires into your brand. Because that’s the true you!

For me, when I started to own my desires and not hide them, my brand and business started to blossom.

Through my brand, I showed how to keep slim while enjoying my indulgences.

Through my brand, I showed how to elegantly incorporate luxury in your daily life to allow yourself become that woman who has it all.

I became a lifestyle designer in line with my true desires rather than a fraud health coach.

I love my mentor Gina Devee’s story. She loves Italy. She always dreamt of going but she was afraid of what her spiritual clients would think if she ever booked herself a first class ticket and travelled in luxury. It was only when she started to embrace her desires into her brand and held luxe events in Italy, her ideal clients were attracted to her and her business exploded.

So what can you start to incorporate into your life to make your desires your living brand?

3. Living your desires and living on brand

Embrace it into your everyday life. Breath it, live it!

Start with little things. If you desire a Lady Dior bag, you don’t necessarily have to buy a bag in order to embrace it.

Ask yourself, why do I desire the bag?

Is it because you love the feeling of elegance it brings? Then start to incorporate the feeling into your daily life, now.  For example, buy yourself fresh flowers, put on Miss Dior perfume every morning, having a bubble bath.

You can start to live a luxurious life right now.

Living your desires every day and you can’t help but be alignment with who you truly are.

4. Share your brand message in an authentic way

You may have heard of “Fake it ‘til you make it”.

I believe in the opposite: “Be it until you become it!”

I love what my mentor Tara Marino says, “Beauty is TRUTH.” Sometimes it’s scary to show the world who we truly are. But that’s the only way for you to stand out the crowd with the confidence inside out.

Start where you are.

On a recent coaching call with a beautiful client, she confided she wanted to incorporate travel photos on her website but she hasn’t travelled much yet. We’ve mapped out a plan for her to start where she is now to incorporate travel photography into her brand, so she can express her true desires, now and connect with her true tribe, now.

5. Match your brand with the online presence it deserves

Do you have website shame? Is your website and social media presence not in alignment with your brand?

Your brand’s external appearance must be aligned to it’s essence.

A well designed website showcases the true essence of your brand to the world and makes you truly live on brand from inside to outside.

I believe building your personal brand involves cultivating an authentic confident inner world as well as a beautiful and stylish outer world, because you cannot be your brand by doing one without the other. It all starts with your desire and living it daily.

That’s why I call herself a brand and lifestyle designer and created the Elegant Living Day Designer to help women entrepreneurs live on brand every day. You can download the day designer from my website www.elvali.com.

Do you want me help you transform from "feeling like a fraud" to the "superstar of your brand"? Book your complimentary Brand Clarity & Styling Session here

From my heart to yours,

Elva

What if you shine?

What if you shine?

There's a song on repeat in my world at the moment and whenever I play it, I think of you.

"I spend too much time thinking about

who I'm supposed to be

I play by everybody's rules

that don't seem right to me

...

Should I even care?

They're all sitting there

and everyone's staring at me

If I step out in the spotlight

maybe I'll be set free

What if I back down now

'cause I'm afraid of what might happen

What if they turn away

when I show them who I truly am

What if I lose my breath

when I throw those big doors open

Or tonight, just tonight

What if I shine?

...

But what if I sing out loud?

Because anything can happen

What if I stand up proud

and I show them who I truly am?

They're gonna call my name

and I'll throw these big doors open

'Cause tonight, just tonight

I'm gonna shine"

This song resonated with me so much I had tears in my eyes when I first heard it..

I was that "good girl" playing by everybody's rules and not daring to stand up as who I truly am.

Maybe you can relate too.

Are you still playing small in your corporate world?

Are you still that "good girl" not daring to own her desires?

Are you still putting on a mask in front of others so that you are "liked"?

Are you still afraid of standing out but secretly wishing to be a super star in your life?

Are you still afraid of being rejected by others but at the same time keep rejecting yourself?

Are you still feeling not good enough to show the world who you are?

...

What if I told you "standing out" just means "being yourself"?

What if I told you it's much easier to be your self than being a people pleaser?

What if I told you there's no one else in the world has the gift you have?

What if I told you your only job is becoming more of YOU?

Would you be ready?

For the new YOU?

To stand up proud and show them who you truly are?

To throw these big doors open?

Are you ready to SHINE?

I can help. Let's talk.

Reply this email and tell me you are ready to SHINE!

From my heart to yours,

Elva xx

What's more beautiful than living your dream?

What's more beautiful than living your dream?

Your personal brand is about the way you live. The reason I call myself a luxe branding stylist and lifestyle designer is because I'm ALL about living my desires and making my life my brand.

I set the intention and visualise in my mind about what I want to feel, who I desire to become, what I desire to do in my day and that is my internal brand guide. It guides me to embody the woman I want to be, how I show up, what I'll create in my branding and business.

It leads me to live on brand every day.

My life and my brand cannot help but bloom.

And my dream board cannot help but become a reality.

Beauty, luxury and of course Dior are daily in my life.

I am living my life as a Miss Dior.

now it's your turn. 

Imagine...

Everything on your vision board is your reality.

Everything you daydreamed is your life.

Everything you ever wanted you own.

And the life you wish to live, is yours.

...

So, what can you incorporate into your life or what decisions can you make today that will help you start stepping into your desires and living on brand? 

Is it buying yourself a beautiful bunch of flowers?

Is it putting on your best dress and favourite perfume?

Is it being that woman who works with her coach to build a brand and business she truly adore?

...

Whatever it is, start now.

The only reason I am where I am today is because I said "yes" to my desires first and then figured out "how" later. I learnt from my mentors and coaches and also my mistakes along the way.

Elegant, Let me show you the "how". Are you committed to say "Yes"?

If you are 100% committed to your desires, I am gifting you a free session to help you create a plan to make your dream business a reality, to have your entire world blossom and become the superstar of your brand. If that's you, click here and let's chat.  Just you and me.

From my heart to yours,

Elva