Life is NOT a process. It's the product.
So what is your quality rating?

Find out how to make it a 5!


One of the biggest secrets to my personal and business success is the science and application of quality management systems.

Fortune 500 companies across industries rely on the proven science behind quality management systems to ensure product quality and customer satisfaction.  These two metrics have an astronomical impact on their success.

Over the last ten years, industry has followed the quality thread directly to the customer through the 5-Star Rating System. You know the one! I've spent the last 25 plus years working with Fortune 500  companies to design, evaluate, refine, and implement quality management systems.

My understanding of how quality is defined; built into both existing and new processes; monitored and evaluated; and used for continuous improvement enabled me to transform the quality rating of my personal life from zero to five stars. I’ve succeeded and failed over and over again with an unflinching goal in mind: to bring the absolute best quality version of myself to life.

The result of becoming the best version of yourself (or getting super close) is finally enjoying the single greatest life you can create for yourself.When you have a 5-Star Life, a highly personal quality management system drives and supports your biggest passions in life. Once you reach 5-stars, it’s simply about implementing your system on a day to day basis. You can enjoy this kind of life without a perfect childhood, riches, an advanced education, a dream partner, fantastic health, or any of the attributes we tend to believe are needed to progress. In fact, there are many people who have all of those blessings and still have yet to achieve a 5-star life.YOU are the key!

This is about YOUR story, YOUR life. No two people have the same life. No two people will have the same system. No two people will have the same definition of a 5-Star Life. 

With the right system and mindset in place, you will be able to tackle anything life throws your way, big or small. And as your 5-Star Life continues to evolve, your personal potential will become incredible. Everything becomes easier due to your internal mechanism for decision making, quality control, process monitoring, process improvement, and even escalation, should you need it.BUT … in order to enjoy the benefits that a 5-Star Life can provide, you must understand the science of quality management; how it relates to being human; and how it impacts your personal story. 

I began dissecting and defining my as-is quality rating in 1991, five years after surviving a suicide attempt that landed me in an Intensive Care Unit for three days. During the years that followed, my efforts to increase the quality of my life resulted in some great accomplishments; however, the void inside was as big as ever. I suspected that I would never reach my full potential due to the baggage I carried. I had made it to a 3-star life!  I told myself that I should be thankful. And I was ... yet, I felt unfulfilled and knew that I was not where I wanted or needed to be. 

As beloved author Glennon Doyle Melton encourages, I carried on, warrior, and worked to embrace my messy, beautiful life.

Then my brother committed suicide in July of 2012.

Reality shifted and my deepest work began. In the years since I’ve developed the 5-Star Life philosophy and strategy. I’ve solidified my ideas on how to blend the powerful, proven science behind ensuring quality and customer satisfaction with lesson after lesson learned; advances in the psychology of success; and my intense passion for creating a meaningful, beautiful life out of chaos.

My story is my product. I live a 5-Star Life. I am free. I no longer carry on, I celebrate. I’ve found a new drug; it’s called personal empowerment. The life I lead today is one ignited by a new level of freedom. One that enables me to be the best possible version of myself. 

If you’re interested in learning how to define and build a 5-Star quality rated life no matter what you’re starting with, you may want to join in my 5-Star Life Facebook Group. (It's free, too!) Read the PDF and then decide. It includes a wealth of information I’m passionate about sharing.

Penelope Przekop, MSQA, RQAP-GCP