The boss can't control what jobs come through the door. He has to make money to stay in business in order to first pay himself, then pay you. He also has to pay for the building, lights, phone, insurance, equipment, materials and advertising. If a dented fender comes in, someone has to do it or that money will leave for another shop. Fixing dents allows him to be in business in order to also fabricate frames. There are many more average Joe's with dented fenders and insurance companies willing to pay for their repair than there are rich guys who are willing to pay out of their own pockets for someone to only build them a frame and suspension, and then agree to take that frame and suspension home to finish it out them self because they don't want you to feel "unfulfilled" about your life or work. There are no customers who ask, "Frame and suspension only, please." No one cares about how you feel. That's what wives do. (I highly recommend getting an unselfish one. She will give you something to really live for. You'll generally find more of them in churches and charities, not bars.) The boss only wants you to make money for him and the customer wants you to fix his dent. If you do a good job, the customer will give your boss some money, he will pay all those bills and himself. Then he will give you some money. That's the agreement between you, your boss, the customer and the insurance company. That's how it works. Your feelings have nothing to do with it. The customer isn't going to say, "I really wanted someone to fix my car but I can see how that would make you feel dispassionate about your job so here's $500.00 plus a tip." You have to do the mundane stuff BEFORE you get to do the exciting stuff. That's in any field. Look around you at your older friends. Even nature teaches this lesson. You can't eat cake and candy all the time or you'll slowly die of diabetes. You have to stay healthy by eating your meat and vegetables first. Just think of the dented fenders as the health food that keeps you alive so that you can enjoy candy once in a while. If you try to be good at ALL the stuff that makes money instead of just the things you're "passinate" about, you'll be much more valuable to the people who have the money you want. People don't give you money unless they are getting something out of the deal. Good luck. I hope I wasn't too hard on you, Nancy.