Inspire the peoplearound youto keep on moving forward!
Do not use this poster as a parachute.
If you cut this poster into many small pieces, it will be difficult to use.
It's better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all.
Production time: 4 business days (before shipping)
Before the poster, there was... the song!
About the artwork
This beautiful artwork was created by the incredibly talented Jake McBride at Animind Studio, after he made the song’s official animated lyric video. We wanted to create something simple, iconic, uplifting, motivating, and inspiring.
Here’s Jake’s Artist Statement:
As an animator who specialises in music videos, it’s integral that the music inspires me. Bridging the gap between sound and visuals is where I have found my greatest sense of fulfilment; and this project reminded me of that.
With a roster of songs from his heart, I’ve felt compelled to create work reflective of Zo’s goals and my own. A strong working relationship, illustrating the merits of collaboration, has helped us in creating videos and designs we shall cherish for life.
“Small Sweet Step” is a song to keep you moving — especially when you really want to give up.
The chorus came to me on an early morning run. I’d woken up in a bad mood. I thought a run would help. It didn’t. I was on my way home, but still further to go. I was exhausted and cranky, and I just needed something, anything, to keep me going.
That’s when I remembered this beautiful phrase from my teacher and mentor, Maria Nemeth (check out our work together through the Academy for Coaching Excellence).
Maria uses these three simple words as a way to remind us how all great things are accomplished: Small actions, taken over time, with a quality of ease.
Ease isn’t about not working hard — it’s about working hard, but focusing on what’s in front of you, taking one step at a time, celebrating as you go.
It reminds me of being a teenager, working with my dad, painting houses. When I got to that first exterior job, I remember looking up at this massive house and feeling completely overwhelmed. How could we possibly do this? My dad answered: “Pick one side of the house. Set up your ladder on the very end of that side, so you can reach the top. Paint the top row as much as you can reach. Then the next row down. Then the next. Then move the ladder and do it again.”
This is how all great things get accomplished. And we all need a reminder of it sometimes.
I hope this song inspires you to remember how truly capable you really are… to face that obstacle you’ve been worrying about… or to finally do that thing you’re really meant to do.
And I hope this song inspires all of us to keep moving forward together, to build the world we want to see.