With the right relationships, you can generate success sooner than later. Once you have established credibility and trust with certain people in your network, you can reach out to them for help.
Your network can be a great source of client referrals, capital, partners, mentors, etc. Take advantage of their collective experience and network. You will be surprised at how much people want to help.
However, make sure that you are providing value to your network long before you ask for help. Spend time nurturing your relationships by helping when you can and making appropriate connections to assist them accelerate their businesses and careers.
You will be amazed at what can happen when you leverage your network. The people you know are one of your most valuable assets. Take advantage of it but only in a reasonable and credible way.