Every day, I reach for my phone, open Telegram, and record a voice message that gets sent into a Pocket Dimension. But before I can explain what the Pocket Dimension is, please allow me to take you back to 2012 in West Hollywood at a rooftop yoga workshop where I met Sabrina.
The event was sponsored by Lululemon and had everything you want from a Hollywood adjacent gathering. Beautiful views of the city. A yoga instructor that was both edgy and chill. A shavasana accompanied by a professional didgeridoo player. And, of course, socializing with free cocktails afterwards.
Sabrina and I hit it off right away. We both were originally from Oklahoma, building our coaching practices, and she liked my Darth Vader t-shirt. We became friends and would occasionally help each other brainstorm solutions to business challenges.
Six years later, she’s now the person I talk to on basically a daily basis as we hop into our Pocket Dimension, where we hold each other accountable to our goals, confess our challenges, and celebrate our wins.
What started as a simple accountability-buddy process, became a safe place for simply processing out loud. Our voice messages and texts, while still focus on our daily tasks, also became a space where we could hear ourselves think. Literally.
And so, a Pocket Dimension is simply a place where you can slow down and think out loud. And when you continue the practice, you’ll likely experience the following:
Hear Yourself Think, Hear Your Intuition
Sometimes, all you need is just a moment to hear yourself think. External processing in a Pocket Dimension helps you get out of your head and hear your intuition. Talking out your thoughts helps you tune into what your gut has been trying to tell you all along.
Consistently popping into the Pocket Dimension helps you notice underlying patterns – both good and bad. Once you’ve avoided the same type of task enough times, you start considering ways to delegate it. Once you’ve struggled to get results from a team member enough times, you consider new approaches on how to connect and communicate with them. Once you’ve put a “game-changing” project on the back burner enough times, you get curious about what the real resistance is.
One of the best parts about the Pocket Dimension is that it reveals what you truly enjoy doing and what you’re really good at (and should probably be doing more of). The Pocket Dimension helps you see what should be delegated and where you should be putting more of your time and energy. Seeing patterns means you can either break them, change them, or even duplicate them when they’re serving you!
Word Choice Awareness
Noticing your language patterns helps you be a more mindful communicator. Your words matter. When your past word choices haven’t gotten the results you’re looking for, the Pocket Dimension helps you ask:
- Is there a different way to describe this?
- What reframe could make this more enticing/fun/positive/etc?
- Am I describing this in a way that serves me? My audience? My team?
The Pocket Dimension is a place where you can be messy with your words so that your words can be used with more intention when you’re back in the “real” world. It’s a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and ideas without fear of judgment or interruption. I’m grateful to have Sabrina as my Pocket Dimension buddy. If you have a friend or colleague who could also benefit from a little accountability, try using an app like Telegram for consistent check-ins. The practice might help you both in more ways than one.