This morning, I quickly turned on the TV to catch a quick glimpse of the Morning News before I go to make things happen today. The reporter who was talking about the story of the Late Archbishop Janan Luwum (, said: “Janan Luwum was killed in the regime of Idi Amin Dada” ( That statement made me to remember another statement we often hear and sometimes recite:  “Jesus suffered under Pontius Pilate” (

On second thought, I was made to reflect on the important issue of one’s reputation – the record one has, what one is remembered for whenever their name is spoken. So, today, think:  What will be said about YOU? Will it be this?

  • The bank collapsed when Mr.X was the MD.
  • The church compromised when Pastor Y was in office.
  • The family disintegrated when Mr.Z became heir after the death of their father.
  • The business collapsed when Mr.D took over as CEO.
  • The NGO lost a lot of money when Mrs.G was appointed Finance Officer.
  • The cooperatives died when Mrs.J was President.


Therefore, let your record be a healthier one. Work on it today. Be known for positive things. Come clean where things have gone wrong. Be remembered for society-transforming programs and processes. Be known for touching lives and impacting multitudes. Let your name be tagged unto what is beneficial. Let it be something like this:

  • The bank rose to great financial prominence when Mr.X was the MD.
  • The church stood for Truth when Pastor Y was in office.
  • The family gained even a deeper bond and cooperation when Mr.Z became heir after the death of their father.
  • The business grew and expanded to new countries when Mr.D took over as CEO.
  • The NGO improved its operations and leveraged the available money to produce greater results when Mrs.G was appointed Finance Officer.
  • The cooperatives resurrected and boomed to alleviate poverty in all regions of the country when Mrs.J was President.

Be known for what is beneficial.

Have a very fruitful year. May 2015 be “Twenty-Fit-In,” a year in which 20 great opportunities will fit into one year for YOU.

To your success,

“Inspiring transformational, exemplary and authentic leadership worldwide.”

Samuel A. Bakutana is Africa’s foremost Leadership, Business and Education Consultant; Motivational Key-note Speaker; and Personal Development Author of 8 books. He gave 98 invigorating talks in 2012, 164 in 2013, 191 in 2014, and has already given 5 inspiring presentations ever since the year begun (January 1-12, 2015). Follow Samuel A. Bakutana on: Facebook (, Twitter (, LinkedIn (, Skillpages ( or blog ( To book him for your next event, send an email now to or call +256782163416 for immediate feedback. You are blessed beyond measure; so fly like an eagle!


8 responses


    This is really good, I have to struggle and make an effort to be remembered for the good thigs and developments


    1. That is true, Ben. But do not STRUGGLE. Simply accept to live a right-eous life (being in right standing with governing authorities of whichever country you subscribe too – earthly or heavenly!), and let yourself live life as it was originally intended to be – however ideally it sounds. Bottom-line: have the RIGHT record! I too have to do that – always and ever, by His grace.



        this is really good Sam, I have enjoyed and have to ensure that there is a right record left behind me on a daily basis!


  2. Thanks Bernard. We all have to do that – really. Thanks again.



      Am evaluating my self right now, how do people remember me for? those i studied with in primary school, secondary school, up to university. what about at variuos places of work? It was a good check for me.

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  3. One year after reading this blog post, my evaluation is that at least there is something positive that was achieved in 2015. many lives were touched by my words and my life style. I believe some one can firmly say that “Benard gave me positive energy in personal development” . this was especially in areas of parenting,child care and development, savings and investments

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    1. Great, Ben! Thank you for spreading positive energy. You have helped many, without a doubt! Thanks a lot also for finding time to leave that comment here. Blessings!

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