Hello @John Pala,
welcome to this moderated Azure community forum.
Yes, the easiest way to learn stuff the hard way (learning by doing) is to start working for another company.
If this is a consultancy job, you have the chance to see many projects and many customers.
Otherwise, you need to invest spare time.
Start automating your own life, the company of a friend, join an open-source project. There are many non-profit organizations needing help from people like you.
Or, try to learn something and write a blog post about it or create video. Then you need to go out of your comfort zone to get it just right.
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