I help design and deliver a product to our customers that supports their needs
We have a daily meeting in the morning. Then I review the backlog of work for the rest of the week to ensure the development team has the next set of features to work on. Usually there's a demo or an overview to get the customer's perspective. Sometimes we engage in conversations with other stakeholders.
Empathy is the biggest thing that's hard to learn by hitting books. It helps if you can experience something yourself. In technology, I've sat with users, did a "day in life" ride-along, which really helped me understand how I can better help them. There's also a ton of information online, so I regularly scan blogs, linkedin articles and youtube videos.
Here's the first step for everyone
I would say start by looking at what's generally available for everyone including linkedin articles and youtube videos. Attend an open house or a job fair, if only just to walk around and understand your interest areas. On LinkedIn, reach out to folks in a particular company/industry, and politely introduce yourself, and ask good questions. Do your research.
"What you are doing (product management) is a fad/phase, it won't work here, that's not how we do things."