”Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” This old proverb could not be truer, affirms Douglas Battista, Vice President of Human Resources for Jenny Craig in Carlsbad, California. Hard work sometimes seems to be a dying art form that we are failing to teach our children, notes Battista, who believes that his father’s influence provided him the tools needed to focus on a lifetime of career goals. Nothing comes easy, and behind every success are hours of plain hard work, says Douglas Battista, whose climb up the corporate ladder was not without bumps in the road.
Douglas Battista worked a full time/high stress job while completing his Masters of Science in Organizational Behavior. Many people believed focusing on both would be impossible, but Douglas Battista understood that in order to find his place in the world he had to make his own breaks. There is no substitute for hard work.