This year, I've made it a priority to remove 'I'm Sorry' from my work conversations. I didn't realize how many times I uttered those words until reading a post.
That being said, I'm finding it harder than I imagined. With online calls, we tend to talk over each other and my go-to reaction is to apologize. I've tried using, you go first or other similar phrases but I hear myself defaulting and cringing.
I feel that part of the reason is that it's ingrained in me to apologize for interrupting or talking out of turn. I heard that so many times growing up that I feel guilty. My male counterparts don't hesitate to speak up and I'm competing in a male-dominated business. I know I need to stop the sorry train but how can I break the habit? Does anyone have any advice as I'm sorry for saying sorry!