You don't have to be rich to be creative. Or even talented, to be quite honest. What you really need is an open mind, patience, and time. Time may be the most important part of the equation. Because if you don't have the focused minutes of the day to reflect and hours needed to hone your skill, incubate an idea, and watch it move from concept to reality, well, don't even bother.
But if you're willing to grapple with problems really worth solving, and then prepared to fail, fail, and maybe even fail again, and then (fingers crossed) finally succeed, this post goes out to you. I've done the hard work for you, gathering three easy tactics to spark your creativity--essential lessons I've learned from decades in the startup trenches--real tactics for you to try yourself, either solo or with your team. And if you're real, really real about realizing your creative potential, I suggest you incorporate them. Today.