Justin Sternberg is lead developer at WebDev Studios. Their clients include Microsoft, MSNBC, Boston Magazine, LiveFyre, and TIME. Their plug-ins include BadgeOS, Custom Post Type UI and Apppresser among others. But more importantly Justin understands the value in saying “no.”

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Show Notes

Some of the highlights of this episode include:
• Why it's important to learn how to use Google properly
• Open source your work
• Get it in writing

Elevation Round Answers
Here are the answers to the questions in our Elevation round. Watch the interview to get the full scoop.

1. Know how to Google
2. Saying “No” – frees up time
3. Say “No” more often to increase your value
4. Include what you don't know and what is pending
5. Evernote
6. Weekly client calls and constantly updating the documentation
7. Open source your work
8. Do good work and share it


Reach Out

You can reach out and thank Justin on @jtsternberg and on his website at jtsternberg.com/.

Suggested Guest

Justin suggested I interview Curtis McHale. Curtis, keep your eyes on your inbox.

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I am co-founder of WP Elevation and Video User Manuals. The reason I get out of bed every day is because I love helping WordPress consultants build a successful business. I do this through webinars, coaching, speaking, consulting and heading up the awesome community at WP Elevation.